Army Lt. Colonel Wants to Repeal the Second Amendment According to Piece He Wrote For Esquire
Here we have Lt. Col. Robert Bateman. A US Army Officer who is currently living in England and apparently hates the idea that US citizens own guns so much that he wrote an article for Esquire on the subject of civilian disarmament.
Bateman calls out the Supreme Court for, according to him, their incorrect interpretation of the Second Amendment and lays out his plan for nearly completely disarming the American populace.
Let’s talk about a few of Bateman’s comments. First, he says what inspired him to write the piece was the following story,
A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the Crimson Tide’s loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
Hmmm. I’m not any sort of expert on violent crime, but it would seem to me that the problem isn’t guns, but rather the fact that people want to kill other people over sporting events. Bateman mentions his love for England and their laws later in the piece. However, the lack of guns in the UK hasn’t stopped soccer riots and beating deaths over soccer matches there, now has it?
Moving along, Bateman lays out his plan for turning America into a gun free utopia just like his beloved England.
The only guns permitted will be the following:
a. Smoothbore or Rifled muzzle-loading blackpowder muskets. No 7-11 in history has ever been held up with one of these.
b. Double-barrel breech-loading shotguns. Hunting with these is valid.
c. Bolt-action rifles with a magazine capacity no greater than five rounds. Like I said, hunting is valid. But if you cannot bring down a defenseless deer in under five rounds, then you have no fking reason to be holding a killing tool in the first place.
You’ll need to get Heller overturned first. Then you’ll need anti-gun politicians to win a super majority in both houses of Congress. Even a strong Democrat majority controlled senate couldn’t pass basic gun control laws earlier this year.
We will submit a new tax on ammunition. In the first two years it will be 400 percent of the current retail cost of that type of ammunition. (Exemptions for the ammo used by the approved weapons.) Thereafter it will increase by 20 percent per year.
Once again, you’ll need that super majority as Congress sets the taxes in this country.
The major gun manufactures of the United States, less those who create weapons for the federal government and the armed forces, will be bought out by the United States of America, for our own damned good.
Government controlled manufacturing? Forced corporate purchases? China would be proud.
A quick Google search reveals that Bateman is no stranger to controversial op-eds. One has to wonder if he’s positioning himself for a run at office following his military tenure.
Bateman classily ends with the following,
These opinions are those of the author and do not reflect the United States government, the United States Department of Defense, the United States Army, or any other official body. As for the NRA, they can sit on it. (Sorry, I grew up with Happy Days. “Sit on it” means something to those of my generation.) R_Bateman_LTC@hotmail.com.