From the essay:
"I would abolish all police departments, and actively prohibit them reforming, turning every responsibility over to the Sheriff. Too many layers separate me from the cops: his superiors, the city council, the mayor and city manager. Not all are subject to recall. One electable man—the Sheriff—stands between me and his deputies."
ETA: I think you and Smith are largely in agreement.
It's likely that some here will be unable, or unwiling to look past Smith's comments on abortion to see the larger point, but others may not be so encumbered. Regardless, Smith's overall point is right on the mark IMO.
Yeah, well, if gun owners actually possessed the courage of the convictions they claim to hold, or any stones at all really, victim disarmament (gun conrol) would decades ago have been burried so deep it would take several mellenia for it to resurface.
I was thinking the same thing.
An "illegal" gun is any gun TPTB want to take away from you so they can do things to you that they couldn't, or at least couldn't as easily, if you kept it in your possession.
"Illegal" guns! SMDH
Hmmmm? "If no Americans had no guns..." Since that's a double negative, doesn't that mean that ALL Americans would have guns? Sounds like a great idea to me! also, "Take the police guns," sounds pretty good too. And their kevlar body armor. They'd be a hell of a lot more polite and cognizant of people's rights, I'd think.
"All initiation of force is a violation of someone else's rights, whether initiated by an individual or the state, for the benefit of an individual or group of individuals, even if it's supposed to be for the benefit of another individual or group of individuals."