Why, yes, mandates do suck in a sucktacular way

Everyone who knows me knows how much I despise banning certain guns for law abiding Americans. But, what if a politician mandated that you must own an AR-15? Hmmmmm, I would say I oppose this too. Why you ask? Because liberty!

Animal looks at mandates

  1. Mandating folks to own something – a weapon, a watch, a health insurance policy, anything – is as antithetical to liberty as forbidding them from owning that same thing.  What is not banned is not mandatory.  What is not mandatory is not banned.  That’s not how a free society works.
  2. You don’t have to be Milton Friedman to figure out what a subsidy of 75% of the rifle’s price would do.  Prices of AR-15s would skyrocket, fast.
  3. Why only an AR-15?  What if I wanted to defend home and hearth with a Winchester 94 in .30-30, one that I’ve owned for decades and with which I am an absolutely deadly shot?

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