The Gun Idiocy Continues

Posted on December 19, 2012 11:00 am

A person protesting in favor of gun control.

It’s hard to even go over all the idiocy about guns we’re seeing lately. I hear some saying we need to ban high-capacity magazine (or, perhaps, “high magazine clips”) because then the mass-shooter will have to reload and people can rush him. First off, there are already plenty of high-capacity magazine out there, so thinking a shooter won’t get one because new ones aren’t being made in unrealistic. And even if he has to reload, do you expect the average person to rush him when you’ve made them so scared and ignorant of guns? I remember that one school shooting was done with a .22 revolver which takes a ton of time to reload, but probably no one at the school knew enough to identify and knew to rush the attacker when he fired all his initial rounds. Finally, a lot of these people suggesting unarmed people rush a guy with a gun are the same ones deriding the idea a teacher with a .38 revolver could stop a man with an “assault rifle.” Anyway, a much better strategy than throwing stuff or rushing a guy with a gun is to just shoot him. It would be nice if people had that option.

Also, why is everyone so quick to automatically go after the 2nd Amendment rights to stop shootings? If we’re in the “screw liberty” mode, wouldn’t going after the 1st Amendment be more effective? If it were illegal to talk about mass shooting and especially the shooter, wouldn’t that stop many people from doing it knowing they wouldn’t get any publicity (and also stop copycats from being inspired)? But guns are the scary freedom, so that’s what people go after whether it’s helpful or not. Of course, it would be nice if we were all very protective of all our freedoms, but that’s kind of late. At least the country is so full of guns, there is no realistic way to take that right away. It’s sort of like when the left get people dependent on their new programs making it impossible to cut spending — well, two can play at that game. The left can pester us all they want, but we got so many guns in this country and made sure there was no registration, so there is no realistic way to confiscate them even if there was the political will. Nice to know we’ve had some victories in this country that aren’t easily overturned.

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9 Responses to “The Gun Idiocy Continues”

  1. blarg says:

    Accepting gun ownership means accepting responsibility for your own safety. Anything that increases any kind of self reliance is against the liberal dogma. There should just be some kind of “something” that takes care of all that bothersome responsibility stuff.

    Besides banning something will totally remove it from society. Like alcohol bans, and drug bans, and light bulb bans… Maybe states will start defying firearms bans like some states have started defying drug bans.

  2. Jay says:

    The cold hard truth of the matter is that some people would rather mourn my little boy’s murder than allow his teacher to keep a .38 locked in her desk. So nice to know that there are so many of those people out there.

  3. DamnCat says:

    Public school teachers should be required to complete gun safety and defensive handgun training courses, they should be required to show competency annually, and they should be required to carry a suitable sidearm at school.

    Teachers are entrusted with the safety of children for several hours every school day. They should be required to demonstrate that they are actually capable of providing it and they should have instant access to the tools necessary for the job.

    Mass school shootings problem solved.

  4. Son of Bob says:

    The frog agrees with the cat.

  5. CCO says:

    Here’s a key paragraph from Blackfive, Uncle Jimbo in particular:

    Back in the day, you had to take quill to parchment, or if you were doing mass media you could run off a couple of hundred pamphlets. The high capacity, assault weapons of cable news and the internet were as unimagined in colonal times as nuclear weapons. The Bill of Rights is not suicide pact and an unabridged press does not mean very [sic, every?] channel should be as well-armed as the New York Times. Semi-automatic handguns have been around since the 1890s but school shootings are a much more recent development. What has changed since then? Instant fame, or more properly infamy, that’s what and it is time to put some common sense controls on the folks who give these losers a chance to live forever.

    See http://www.blackfive.net/main/2012/12/mass-shootings-require-curtailing-rights.html (Dec. 18).

  6. zzyzx says:

    No problem Abdul…in this country freedom IS going to hell.

  7. Writer says:

    They’re already going after the First Amendment- haven’t you heard of the war against religion?

  8. Jimmy says:

    I heard somewhere that Israeli teachers routinely carry concealed handguns and Israel hasn’t had a school shooting since the ’70’s.

  9. springeraz says:

    Nice picture there….

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