Dread Pirate #BrettKimberlin and Gun Control

Those who feel that adding more laws to the 20,000+ gun control laws now on the books will have any effect on reducing crime should consider the case of Brett Kimberlin. He was convicted of a felony before he turned 20. As a felon, he is barred by federal law from possessing a firearm. With that in mind, let’s take a look at what Mark Singer writes on p. 106 of Citizen K about what TDPK had in his possession when he was busted for drug smuggling.

… strobe lights, walkie-talkies, a twenty-thousand-watt searchlight, bulletproof vests, handcuff, two Taser electric-shock-inducing stun guns, several military uniforms and berets bearing United States Special Forces and Special Officer and Department of Defense and American flag patches, U. S. Postal Service uniforms, a 20-gauge shotgun, a .22-caliber revolver, a .22-caliber automatic pistol with a silencer, a.38-caliber revolver, a box of silicone-sealed .38-special shells loaded with cyanide, a gas mask, and eight pairs of panty hose.

Other passages in the book mention TDPK in possession of an AR-15 rifle.

TDPK was not impressed by and had no respect for the Gun Control Act of 1968 that outlawed his possession of firearms. You know, it might just be the case that other criminals will be willing to break that law, and enacting more laws probably won’t restrain them any more effectively.

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