Mr. Takei wrote that the constitutional right for citizens to own, purchase and sell “semi-automatic firearms” conflicts with their right to peaceably assemble “without undue fear of being targeted or killed.”
“We appear to face a choice, because one freedom seemingly cannot be protected without limiting the other,” he argued. “Assuming the threat we face now comprises heavily-armed, homegrown religious fanatics bent on inflicting massive casualties, the logical solution is to render them less armed and less fanatical. Restricting their ability to obtain dangerous weapons domestically thus is as vital as diminishing and destroying their bases and influence overseas.”
Mr. Takei called for a “common-sense,” permanent ban on weapons “designed for mass slaughter.”
A ban on all “semi-automatic firearms” would require the confiscation of hundreds of millions of lawfully owned weapons including pistols and hunting rifles.
Ironic that a guy who was sent to a Japanese Internment Camp by a Democrat Government “for his own protection,” now totally trusts the Government* to take away his right to self-defense. Again, it’s for his own protection.
* The same Government that took a look at Omar Mateen and decided “It’s okay, he’s cool.”
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