Posted 10 years ago on May 20, 2013, 12:43 p.m. EST by wittlelittlecloud
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Houston Herald News, May 20th, p.24
Article by Michael Barnett
NRA representative Dwayne Peterson spoke about broadening the definition of legal guns during a weekend rally in Houston, Texas. The criteria for legal guns, he said, was too limited in view of recent technological advancements by the US army.
"The goal of the Second Amendment is to allow citizens to bear arms in order to protect themselves against a rogue government. But bearing arms that are unsuitable for defense does not protect us."
"In recent years, the US government has made considerable advances in military warfare to the point of creating military robots which can not only shoot and kill with pin point accuracy, but which can also be used for high-tech surveillance using heat sensing and facial recognition softwares."
"We need better guns to protect ourselves. This is 2013, and we are still using guns not much more advanced than the pistols of our long gone ancestors. Blessed them be."
"The future is laser guns. They allow better accuracy, and further shots. When shooting from a distance, there is no need to calculate ballistics because lasers don't fall like bullets. There is also no ricochet making them safer for the shooter."
Peterson later went on to say that the NRA will soon be preparing a proposal for a legislature which will be aimed at legalizing laser guns. He also stated that special shooting ranges would need to be built for target practice.
Laser guns are a fairly old technology, but they have only recently been perfected and become affordable. The NRA hopes that its members can eventually replace all their aging hand guns with modern laser weaponry.