Friday, December 14, 2012

Nurse the Hate: Hate Gun Control


There is clearly no reason to have even a discussion about guns in our society.  There is no problem.  To even suggest having a conversation about this issue is to throw away the very Constitution itself.  This document from the late 1700s was clearly intended to make sure deranged individuals had the same access to weapons with capabilities well beyond the imaginations of the Founding Fathers as any normal well adjusted citizen.  Thomas Jefferson would have been 100% on board with a 20 year old fuck up having more firepower than an entire company of professional soldiers from when he wrote that document.  Why wouldn’t he?  In fact, why are we all so touchy about nuclear weapons?  Why are my constitutional rights being violated?  Why can’t I have an intercontinental nuclear ballistic missle?  That is complete bullshit. 

Some people are going to be worked up about two random mass shootings in a week.  Let’s point out that there were five days this week where no one showed up in a public place and started firing weapons at people for no reason.  Quit being such pussies.  If we get to the point where every single day there is an incident where a crazy white guy kills strangers with firearms, I think that we should maybe talk about the possibility of discussing the chance that we might maybe talk about thinking about changing our current gun policy.  And I will stand firm on that!

Let’s also remember that guns don’t kill people, people kill people.  I think we all remember the past when guns were more difficult to acquire and had less firepower.  Who can forget the weekly mass stabbings as men with knives went wild in shopping malls, slaying all those in their path?  And how many of us lost family members to being clubbed as they sat in movie theaters?  It was an epidemic!  There was a time when you couldn’t walk down the street for fear of being strangled.  I lost seven kids in my high school to random axe attacks. 

The issue as I see it is why weren’t the teachers and children in that school armed to the teeth?  As well all know, the solution to stopping the occasional armed lunatic is to provide everyone in the entire population with weapons.  This obviously would have been the case today if the irresponsible parents of those children hadn’t failed to send their eight year olds to school with at least a snub nosed .38 revolver and extra ammunition.  Instead of playing with action figures and legos, those kids should have been firing powerful guns at human targets in spooky camps in the woods.  Those parents will have to wrestle with the grief of their lost children knowing that if only they had put a small concealable 9mm pistol in their kid’s lunchbox this morning, they would have had a happy and normal childhood.  Nothing promotes safety and smiling well adjusted children like a totally armed population.  I’ve always said when I’ve been in an urban area facing a problem like a traffic dispute, argument at a sporting event, or even a shoving match at a bar is “You know what we need here?  A whole bunch of guns and ammunition so we could sort this thing out!”. 

An incident like today’s mass shooting is a tragedy.  However, we can’t let emotion lead us into even having a national conversation about guns.  We need an armed population so if the government gets out of control, the citizens can take control from the army.  I know that most Marines would not want to tangle with a small group of folks that get together every weekend to shoot their retail firearms at a firing range.  Sure, they rolled through the third largest army on the planet in a week in Iraq, but how can you compare them to real red blooded Americans?  Our nation's military is our biggest export besides trash culture and fast food.  Nobody puts on a war like we do!  Still, if we all have access to second rate weapons, we can get rid of that pesky army in no time.  Wolverine!!!
 
Today I feel more sure than ever that the last thing we should do is even notice these school shootings.  We do not want to even mention the possibility of thinking about the chance that somebody might want to consider giving thought to the idea that we should talk about these guns.    

 

12 Comments:

At December 14, 2012 at 4:44:00 PM EST , Blogger Ken Miller said...

Coffee makers don't make coffee, Greg. People make coffee. Admittedly, I am having a very difficult time making my morning cup without my coffee maker though.

 
At December 14, 2012 at 6:20:00 PM EST , Blogger Walter Zoomie said...

What conversion is it you'd like to have, Greg?

Or, is it that you don't REALLY want to HAVE a conversation, and you simply want to ban all guns?

Do you want to make it so that I have to turn my guns in...guns which I have never used illegally?

Do you want to make it so that only cops have guns?

...'cuz God knows they NEVER make a bad decision with a gun, and they are the "only ones" who are smart enough to use them correctly and save us and protect us.

Right?

Maybe not...because the "only ones" were the only ones other than the bad guy who had guns...and you see how THAT worked out.

The scumbag was able to do his evil deed, and the "only ones" showed up just in time to draw the chalk lines and string the crime scene tape.

One legally armed teacher or school administrator could have nipped this entire mess in the bud.

But guess what?

Connecticut has some of the strictest gun laws in the nation.

Schools are a "gun-free" zones. Teachers and school administrators risk serious jail-time if they carry on school property.

The scumbag didn't get the memo.

The scumbag never does, and many of us choose to nip a problem in the bud when it arises rather than wait for the "only ones."

Why would you want to take that right away from us, Greg?

I await your conversation.

 
At December 14, 2012 at 6:57:00 PM EST , Blogger Brock Townsend said...

Zoomie:

Here is what should be done from my friend Michael.

In my world I would require that all teachers and school administrators get a concealed carry permit and then qualify each semester.Parents with concealed carry permits would be encouraged to carry to and from and in the school. I would post a billboard at the entrance to the school grounds stating the carry policy. I would make mandatory safe handling of firearms classes and optional marksmanship classes at the on grounds range. Disarming the population makes the environment less safe for the law abiding citizens and safer for the criminals and crazies out there.

 
At December 15, 2012 at 8:19:00 AM EST , Blogger Greg Miller said...

I don't think we should talk about it. To even have a conversation about guns is crazy. Let's wrap up this news cycle and move on. There is no problem. It is clearly not an issue.

 
At December 15, 2012 at 9:44:00 PM EST , Blogger Walter Zoomie said...

You're not nearly as clever as you think you are, Greg.

You are being facetious, and I recognized your tactic immediately.

You don't want a conversation.

You don't want people to own guns.

Period.

You are perfectly willing to leave the "protecting" to someone else.

I'll ask you this one question, Greg, and then I'll let this topic drop here, because I'm not giving up my guns.

Period.

If you saw some son-of-bitch start killing kids, and you had access to a gun...would you use that gun to stop him?

If you answer 'no,' then you are a yellow coward bastard asshole.

If you answer 'yes,' then why are you being an asshole here?

 
At December 15, 2012 at 10:02:00 PM EST , Blogger Brock Townsend said...

Waiting until the cows come home, Zoomie.

 
At December 16, 2012 at 8:54:00 AM EST , Blogger Unknown said...

It's not the guns that kill people, it's those little bullets that come out of them so fast.

 
At December 16, 2012 at 12:02:00 PM EST , Blogger Greg Miller said...

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At December 16, 2012 at 12:09:00 PM EST , Blogger Greg Miller said...

The system that is in place is working perfectly. Why would we want to open a national dialogue? To even talk about possible ways to prevent crazy people killing strangers is ridiculous. Let's wrap this thing up in CT and move on. It's not like something like this will ever happen again anyway.

 
At December 21, 2012 at 12:07:00 PM EST , Blogger Frank said...

Greg, you are smart man, so I'll save you the preaching on the subject of child safety, but you can read this here... http://www-nrd.nhtsa.dot.gov/Pubs/809906.pdf
Do a little math, maybe make a google search or two and decide for yourself what is the greater danger to our children today.

 
At December 21, 2012 at 5:38:00 PM EST , Blogger Greg Miller said...

Uh oh. We better outlaw cars next!

 
At December 21, 2012 at 5:40:00 PM EST , Blogger Greg Miller said...

By the way, how come all kids wear helmets to do anything these days? Do you ever remember a rash of head injuries thinning out your third grade class?

 

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