Random Thoughts: Cries of Gun Control

Posted on December 17, 2012 9:28 am

I’m so glad I wasn’t born in some era of history where video games didn’t exist.

What’s the gun control policy that’s supposed to keep someone intent on murder from getting a gun?

A conversation on guns needs to start with the facts that confiscation won’t happen and keeping them away from criminals is unrealistic.

Now is the time to mindlessly scream “gun control” even though no one has any policy in mind that would prevent mass shootings.

Fun Fact: The “assault rifle” ban didn’t ban assault rifles; it just made scary looking guns more expensive but still legal.

All the high profile gun control proposals are just window dressing to annoy gun owners and make ppl ignorant of guns feel safer.

“We need gun control!” = “I don’t know how to think logically in regards to firearms.”

I have to admit, shouting about gun control is more pleasant than trying to process this tragedy. I want to hug my little girl.

The fallacy of gun control is thinking the criminal or maniac ceases to exist if once prevented from obtaining a firearm.

I don’t even understand the fallacy in which people think declaring a place a “gun free zone” does anything useful.

Gun control is very good at controlling whether law abiding citizens are armed. Criminal and mass murderers, not so much.

You might not like hearing that having more armed people will help, but it’s the only workable option in this country.

There will be lots of guns at my kids’ school as they’re going to be homeschooled.

The reason we don’t talk about gun control is most people understand it doesn’t make them safer.

Most realistic gun control suggestion I’ve heard so far is to send unicorns out to confiscate guns using their magic horns.

The extent to which gun control works was demonstrated by the fact that the killer was the only one armed at the school

Gun control success is sort of like we got rid of all the nuclear weapons in the world except for Iran’s.

Reality: With hundreds of millions of guns, it’s impossible to keep them out of hands of criminals. Makes solutions with that in mind.

The left, if you try to take our guns, we’ll shoot you and, worse yet, use that leverage to enact entitlement reform.

They should remake 2001: A Space Odyssey but with GlaDOS as the AI.

Oh, and they should probably make it take place in the future instead of the past.

When will my daughter be old enough to learn to be cold and aloof?

So has someone come up with a law change that might have actually stopped Lanza other than removing gun free school zones?

Over 300 million guns in this country; focusing on keeping criminals from obtaining them is trying to put toothpaste back in the tube.

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13 Responses to “Random Thoughts: Cries of Gun Control”

  1. Robert says:

    Sen. Diane Feinstein’s new “assault weapons ban” will not include grandfathering, so: confiscation.

  2. FormerHostage says:

    A school district in Texas has taken drastic action. They are going to allow teachers to carry in the classroom.

  3. AwesometificAmerican says:

    Even though you never hear gun rights supporters screaming “We need a law that will force everyone to own and carry a gun to ensure public safety” you always hear gun control nuts screaming “We need a law that will force everyone to give up their guns for public safety”. That always makes me think it is less about actual safety about control.

  4. Matt Musson says:

    According to the CDC – drunk drivers kill more than 10,000 Americans every year.
    And, isn’t that already against the law?

    Btw, illegals kill 3,000 people each year by driving drunk. They also kill 3,000
    to 4,000 as homicides. No wonder the Democrats are calling for such harsh
    new restrictions on illegals.

    /s

  5. markwark says:

    “There will be lots of guns at my kids’ school as they’re going to be homeschooled.”

    Excellent use of the apostrophe for a plural possessive! You get grammar kudos.

    Hmmm. Plural. Is there something you haven’t told us?

  6. tomg51 says:

    Because propane BLEVEs area a better way to die. Ask me how!

    (Actually, no, I won’t tell you how)

  7. tomg51 says:

    are, not area.

  8. Frank J. says:

    markwark,

    We are expecting a boy next May.

  9. NO_MO_BAMA says:

    So where’s the call to ban all the drugs that make the person who does this sort of thing more likely to do it? Oh wait, if little kids aren’t forced to take hard core addictive, forever mind altering drugs it might be harder to brain wash them into believing the crap their liberal union communist teachers tell them….and we might not ‘elect’ people like Obama. Never mind.

    This guys mother is more to blame than any gun ever made.

    Ad for [insert anti-depressant]: Warning may cause the exact opposite effect and we know it and we don’t care.

    5 minutes later:

    Did you take [insert anti-depressant] and go on a homicidal rampage? You may be entitled to FREE MONEY!

    How about: Did your “parent(s?) force you to take [insert anti-depressant] from the time you were 3 because they were too lazy to raise you? You may go on a homicidal rampage and the media won’t blame you or your parents, just the gun you use. We will represent you for FREE to get you off by saying you’re insane.

  10. Silverfiddle says:

    I am posting this at every blog I visit that is addressing the Sandy Hook tragedy, so I apologize in advance, but it is critical we bring facts to this discussion.

    It is an emotional topic, and I can understand the gun-haters’emotional outbursts, but we must respond with charity and the facts.

    Fact #1: Violent crime is down from 2000 to 2009, as is the use of a firearm in commission of a crime.

    Here are a few excellent links:

    Aweful Reactions to Sandy Hook Shooting

    Here is a link to an DOJ report:

    US DOJ Report: Criminal Victimization, 2009

    Some excerpts from the report:

    “For overall violent crime, firearms, knives, and other weapons were used in about equal proportions”

    Weapons were used in 22% of all violent crimes in 2009

    “Between 2000 and 2009, the overall rate of firearm violence declined from 2.4 to 1.4 victimizations per 1,000 persons age 12 or older (table 10).”

    Firearms were used in about 8% of all violent crime incidents in 2009.

    During the 10-year period, about 6% to 9% of all violent crime incidents were committed with firearms”

    Established facts and Christian charity must be our departure point in our search for answers.

  11. Iowa Jim says:

    I’m so glad I wasn’t born in some era of history where video games didn’t exist.

    As somebody who reached adulthood about the time that video games were developed, I can assure you that live before video games was wonderful. In fact, I’d give just about anything to have the 1950s back.

  12. plentyobailouts says:

    When will my daughter be old enough to learn to be cold and aloof?

    They are born with the ability, but they generally do not use it until they want expensive shoes or someone to buy them drinks.

  13. markwark says:

    Excellent, Frank, and congrats!

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