I Have No Words

Seriously folks (or as Algore would say “Serially”) I am at a total loss for words to fisk this heaping pile of…of…you see, speechless. I’ll just leave it here and allow you pups to have the honor. But do, please, read all the comments in the link. It will give you back some of the IQ points you lose after reading the…the…black hole singularity of stupidity. I do so wish I could see all y’alls faces as you read it though. Who knew G.H.W. Bush won a second term?

No one is coming for your guns … yet

I’m sure I lost a lot of readers right off the bat with my headline, but for those of you who are willing to hear me out (and if you are still reading I am going to assume that you are), let me explain my position to you.

 

Gun control is an absolute joke in this country. Background checks are all well and good, but if you can turn around and sell the gun to your neighbor without one, they’re utterly pointless. Assault weapons being sold to the general public is ridiculous. Nobody needs an AR15 to shoot a deer. And this whole open carry movement just terrifies me.

 

It seems to me that while some people are so adamant about their Second Amendment rights, they’ve forgotten all about my First Amendment ones — specifically my right to life. Sorry, that should trump your “right” to sling a semi-automatic weapon over your shoulder and sit in the booth next me at a restaurant.

 

Gun control is a political platform utilized by both parties to pander to the masses and garner votes. It sickens me that human lives are the cost of winning an election nowadays.

 

Because this is a column, inherently an opinion piece, I’m not going to pull out a bunch of stats and quotes to support my cause (although they are abundant.) But there is one that I can’t let go. The majority of people I talk to seem to think that President Obama is “out to get your guns” when in reality, the first Bush administration had stricter gun laws.

 

In fact, two of the most critical gun control measures that ever passed took place in the 1990s: 1993’s Brady Bill and 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban — both passed by a Republican president (George H.W. Bush) with the help of strong vocal support by former President Reagan.

 

The reality is that our forefathers in 1791 had no idea about the weapons technology we would have in the future. The notion that the constitution is static is absurd. This is why they are called “amendments” so that they can be amended to keep up with the times.

 

Mass shootings have almost become common place in today’s media, and every time one happens the same rhetoric is replayed: “Now is a time of mourning, and not an appropriate time to discuss gun control.”

 

So, my question is: when is the appropriate time? When do we as a society decide to finally catch up with the rest of the modern world and say enough? What exactly are you defending with your “well regulated militia?” Because I guarantee that whatever you may have in your personal arsenal is a joke compared to what the most well funded military on the planet has to bring to the field.

 

As much as I would like to, I am not calling for the complete disarming of the American public. What I would like to see are some reasonable restrictions put into place.

 

For starters, registration. This seems obvious to me. When you sell your car, the registration of the car follows it from owner to owner — it should be no less for firearms. Licensing to own a gun would then logically follow. I don’t have a problem with hunting rifles or family heirloom pieces either.

 

I’m not overly fond of handguns, but I’ve learned to pick my battles. This “open carry” nonsense has to stop. Everyone wants to strap on a six shooter like Wyatt Earp, but they forget that the gunfight at the OK Corral took place because Earp was trying to enforce the town’s ordinance banning guns.

 

America, for all her technological advances, is in reality a very young nation. Perhaps in time, as our country grows in age and experience, we will finally see the error of our ways and begin to make amends. If we can only get through this rebellious teenager phase, we might even stand a chance.

 

29 comments

  1. 1

    Mass shootings have almost become common place in today’s media

    God I only wish…..

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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Where’s the linky love?

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    LC Mike in Chi @ #:
    It’s up there Mike, but here ya go. .
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    LC Mike in Chi growls and barks:

    Found it.

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    Terrapod growls and barks:

    This clueless POS probably voted for Obungles twice (maybe even 4 times) and likely for Algore as well. I would also posit that he comes from some liberal bastion, such as Chicago, Boston, Austin (you get the theme), probably vacations in France and thinks some nice regimented Fascism would do a world of good. I would also venture that when they come to take him to the gulag, or his town becomes a free-fire zone, or maybe even the death chambers when he turns 65 (yeah, Ezekiel said 75, but they LIE by default), he will probably smile and go without a bleat.

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    The only thing that would make this complete was if she were wearing a vagina costume when she wrote this.

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    LC Gunsniper growls and barks:

    In fact, two of the most critical gun control measures that ever passed took place in the 1990s: 1993’s Brady Bill and 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban — both passed by a Republican president (George H.W. Bush) with the help of strong vocal support by former President Reagan.

    Some-whe-e-e-r-e, over the rain-n-nbow, way up high-h-h-h… :em05: X 100

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    Red Five growls and barks:

    Nobody needs an AR15 to shoot a deer.

    But I do to take care of any moose-lims that might come at me wanting to divest me and mine of our respective craniums. You see, unlike those loonies who inhabit Liberal Land, my cranium is set securely above my shoulders, not implanted firmly within my rectal passage.

    I wonder if I could mount a minigun to my Cabrio…
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    Oh, poo.
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    Red Five growls and barks:

    Oh yeah, I forgot this one…

    they’ve forgotten all about my First Amendment ones — specifically my right to life.

    Um, “right to life” is not part of the First Amendment, daft cow, it’s in the Preamble. Cupid Stunt.
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    Red Five growls and barks:

    Actually, I’m mistaken. The “right to life” is in the Preamble of the Declaration of Independence, not the Constitution. (I can’t seem to edit posts, the editor window is completely blank for me.)
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    Erbo growls and barks:

    For starters, registration. This seems obvious to me. When you sell your car, the registration of the car follows it from owner to owner — it should be no less for firearms. Licensing to own a gun would then logically follow.

    Um, no. Just no. Why not? Because we, unlike this microcephalic moron, can see the historical record clearly: first comes gun registration, then comes gun confiscation, then the mass killings start. It’s happened over and over throughout history.

    And this is just stupid:

    It seems to me that while some people are so adamant about their Second Amendment rights, they’ve forgotten all about my First Amendment ones — specifically my right to life. Sorry, that should trump your “right” to sling a semi-automatic weapon over your shoulder and sit in the booth next me at a restaurant.

    First, you’ve completely mischaracterized the First Amendment, so your argument is invalid. Second, my gun, whether it be a pistol, rifle, or Eeeeevil Scary Assault Rifle, isn’t going to just jump up and shoot you of its own accord. I would have to make it do that…and under ordinary circumstances, I would no more shoot you out of the blue than you would shoot me. Well, given your support of an ideology that ultimately always turns out to be murderous, maybe you would…but I’d like to think I’m better than that, and I wouldn’t kill you unless it were justified in the immediate defense of self or others.

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    So Bush Sr. was president from 92 to 96? I’ve been drinking since 8 this morning ( volunteer firefighter golf outing, get off my ass) but even seem to remember Billy blowjob holding that title. That is weapons grade stoopid right there.

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    lc purple raider growls and barks:

    I do realize that some other people here has pointed this out, but wasn’t Billy Blowjob President in 1993 and 1994?

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bill_Clinton

    William Jefferson “Bill” Clinton (born William Jefferson Blythe III, August 19, 1946) is an American politician who served from 1993 to 2001 as the 42nd President of the United States.

    What alternative universe is this guy from, Uranus?

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    1993’s Brady Bill and 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban — both passed by a Republican president (George H.W. Bush)

    Because this is a column, inherently an opinion piece, I’m not going to pull out a bunch of stats and quotes to support my cause

    She ought to be a damn good ventriloquist because she’s obviously mastered talking out of her ass. :em05:
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    Lady M-ITT™-Imperial Sniper G.L.O.R says:

    She ought to be a damn good ventriloquist because she’s obviously mastered talking out of her ass.

    I tried to understand her point of view but I couldn’t stick my head that far up my ass…..

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    Eric Praline growls and barks:

    On a recommendation from Bill Whittle, I watched The Chekist on YouTube. This bitch reminds me of the dipshits who shouted “long live comrade Lenin” as comrade Lenin was having them shot in the back of the head. True believers are fucking dangerous (and very creepy).

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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    Mass shootings have almost become common place in today’s media

    So are gun free zones. Isnt it interesting that one happens in the other?

    Almost makes you wonder if theres a connection……

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    LC Getalis, Imperial Czar of Pharmacology growls and barks:

    When do we as a society decide to finally catch up with the rest of the modern world and say enough?

    There’s that “modern world” cocksqueeze again. Be it this or socialized medicine, it never occurs to these curdled cuntblisters that the lone industrialized nation without either massive gun control OR commiecare (at least, until June 28, 2012) was also the “modern world”‘s lone motherfucking superpower….…and that there just might be a connection between the two!

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    LC Ohio Right Wing Nut growls and barks:

    Lc Getalis, thats their ultimate goal, knock the US down, so someone else has a chance to be the big dog on the block.

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    LC Xystus growls and barks:

    The strangest thing about this drivel is that I feel as if I’ve seen it before. :em03:

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    LC Gunsniper says:

    In fact, two of the most critical gun control measures that ever passed took place in the 1990s: 1993’s Brady Bill and 1994’s Assault Weapons Ban — both passed by a Republican president (George H.W. Bush) with the help of strong vocal support by former President Reagan.

    Some-whe-e-e-r-e, over the rain-n-nbow, way up high-h-h-h… X 100

    History is not her strong suit either as both years are during the Willie No-drawers regime (if I’m doing my sums right).

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    irish19 growls and barks:

    And I am, and others have already pointed this out.
    Sorry about that. :em06:

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    Cougar1978 growls and barks:

    Here’s what moron chick needs as a rebuttal to her verbal Diarrhea….

    Jeezusss! What a Slathering Dip Shiite!!!!!!

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    LCBrendan says:

    Mass shootings have almost become common place in today’s media

    So are gun free zones. Isnt it interesting that one happens in the other?

    Almost makes you wonder if there’s a connection……

    FIFY, and you beat me to that quote. Damn. :em07:
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    Nobody needs an AR15 to shoot a deer.

    Nor would I want one for that. Not a particularly good deer cartridge, outlawed in most states for being insufficient.

    And this whole open carry movement just terrifies me.

    Wah. Go fuck yourself. (We still need that “finger” emoticon)
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    LCBrendan growls and barks:

    FIFY, and you beat me to that quote. Damn.

    Sorry, its the quick or the dead around here :em05:

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    Yasherka growls and barks:

    I hope someone picks up on this but the Pickens Sentinel posted a “rebuttal” as to how mean you all are and how she was only wrong on who signed the legislation (which is a pretty damning fuckup in and of itself).

    Red meat:

    http://www.pickenssentinel.com/news/opinion/50809252/A-little-housekeeping-about-the-Op/Ed-page