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KBOO & the Nuclear Option

Discussion in 'General Firearm Discussion' started by AGCR, Apr 7, 2009.

  1. AGCR

    AGCR SE Portland Active Member

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    This morning KBOO's Abe & Joe talk show was on the 2nd Amendment and despite their "liberal" reputation, were actually having a pretty open minded discussion about gun issues even though they clearly didn't have much personal experience. I was desperate to call in, but unfortunately too busy trying to operate my forklift at the time.
    However, then they started getting some super embarrassing callers, including one especially tragic fellow who was attempting to argue that individuals should be able to own nuclear bombs. The most polite word I can use to discribe that idea is insane- but seriously, can anyone intelligently make a good argument for it?
  2. jordanvraptor

    jordanvraptor Oregon City, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Hmmmm.... Well, technically speaking the production of a nuclear weapon would be very expensive so that would limit ownership to those that could fund their own mini Manhattan projects if it were legal. I don't suppose the Feds would give them to those who couldn't regularly afford them like they do with cheese?
    While the caller may have had an insane idea in taking it to the very extreme form of weapons technology, his ideology of free, law abiding people having the right to own weapons is one I believe we all share. It is in establishing the limits of that right in a free society where the arguments start.

    By the way, who here wouldn't want to see a live above ground nuclear explosion? Be worth going through those stupid NBC classes I have to endure anyway...:)
  3. markw76

    markw76 Portland/Moscow on the Willamette Member

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    Final arguement: NOBODY is as nuts as several people that currently have the bomb, therefor we'd be safer if some of us took over.
  4. swoop

    swoop Milwaukie, Oregon Well-Known Member

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    Also the two nuts that are close to getting it if not stopped soon.