I gave this some thought before posting it and hope I haven’t made a mistake. If I did, I guess I’ll have to live with it.
Once upon a long time ago I had a couple of guns. I lived in the desert outside of Tucson. A beautiful area, unspoiled at that time, in a very nice trailer park.
Nothing at all like the stereotype so forget that. It took damn near all I earned at my job to live there. Of course, there were a few things I found disconcerting, being a city boy born and bred. Well anyway, I used to go target shooting at this place with a few other guys and one or two of their wives. Mostly cans and bottles at this site that was I think a dump of some kind. Too long ago to recall all the details. Well, until I met a pretty Mexican girl named Lupita and ended up getting married to her, that was about as exciting as my life was. Work and taking pot shots at bottles and possibly vermin. Before you guess wrong, t’was not her fault the marriage failed. But it did and that’s all ancient history. Thing is, I never once pointed any gun at anyone, threatened anyone, or had the slightest inclination to shoot anyone. Okay, that was in the days before I heard the word liberal or aclu. An angry Lupe pointed her own 25 cal at me once, and that was not a comfortable feeling at all. God but she was SEXY with that beautiful long dark shimmering hair, half of which had fallen over one side of that gorgeous face and a gun in her hand. If I wasn’t so old now, I’d get turned on all over again.
Why do women get so upset when we tend to stray just a tiny bit? So now ya know. I have not been a good boy like I am now. I guess age has some advantage for some. Age has given me a different mindset so I think (we can never be certain, can we?) that if I could at this age, I no longer would be tempted.
Talk about loooong winded. All of the above was not the intention of this post. All I wanted to say was that I never attacked anyone with a gun I owned. The thing I worried about posting this afternoon, is the following article which appeared in one of our papers, and was taken from The New Yorker. Which I didn’t even know was still in business. This is just a part of what he wrote, and it’s this that I worried would upset some of our readers. Upset might be a rather mild word.
Since Newtown, I have been reading a lot of upsetting comments about you and I, many of which I ignored and haven’t posted. Trouble is, I get more upset with each reading and believe me, it’s is not easy to ignore once I see a headline. I find I can’t even turn the radio off most times.
In today’s paper at the very top of the following column, is a photo of a man from the planet stupid. He is holding a sign that says, “Love People, Not Guns.” Sure thing.
Like that sign will convince some criminally minded bastard not to shoot someone in a robbery or simply for the fun of it.
THE SIMPLE TRUTH ABOUT GUN CONTROL
POSTED BY ADAM GOPNIK
So don’t listen to those who, seeing twenty dead six- and seven-year-olds in ten minutes, their bodies riddled with bullets designed to rip apart bone and organ, say that this is impossibly hard, or even particularly complex, problem. It’s a very easy one. Summoning the political will to make it happen may be hard. But there’s no doubt or ambiguity about what needs to be done, nor that, if it is done, it will work.
One would have to believe that Americans are somehow uniquely evil or depraved to think that the same forces that work on the rest of the planet won’t work here. It’s always hard to summon up political will for change, no matter how beneficial the change may obviously be. Summoning the political will to make automobiles safe was difficult; so was summoning the political will to limit and then effectively ban cigarettes from public places. At some point, we will become a gun-safe, and then a gun-sane, and finally a gun-free society. It’s closer than you think. (I’m grateful to my colleague Jeffrey Toobin for showing so well that the idea that the Second Amendment assures individual possession of guns, so far from being deeply rooted in American law, is in truth a new and bizarre reading, one that would have shocked even Warren Burger.)
Gun control is not a panacea, any more than penicillin was. Some violence will always go on. What gun control is good at is controlling guns. Gun control will eliminate gun massacres in America as surely as antibiotics eliminate bacterial infections. As I wrote last week, those who oppose it have made a moral choice: that they would rather have gun massacres of children continue rather than surrender whatever idea of freedom or pleasure they find wrapped up in owning guns or seeing guns owned—just as the faith healers would rather watch the children die than accept the reality of scientific medicine. This is a moral choice; many faith healers make it to this day, and not just in thought experiments.
On gun violence and how to end it, the facts are all in, the evidence is clear, the truth there for all who care to know it—indeed, a global consensus is in place, which, in disbelief and now in disgust, the planet waits for us to us to join.
Those who fight against gun control, actively or passively, with a shrug of helplessness, are dooming more kids to horrible deaths and more parents to unspeakable grief just as surely as are those who fight against pediatric medicine or childhood vaccination. It’s really, and inarguably, just as simple as that.
btw, I never “loved” any gun. Love? Really?
It’s this guy and those who really think like this who are dangerous.
Hey, you may as well read the entire article at the link.
I only posted a small portion.
The New Yorker is a very niche magazine, for well off Manhattan-ites and a few people from Westchester and Darien CT who have to deal with them.
They are all ultra liberal, and live in a pretend world created by their money and their “society glimmer”. Yeah, and their parents couldn’t understand why Nixon won in 1968 because no one they knew voted for him.
Argggh. At this point I’m actually reading the article. What a dog crap stain on the carpet. I’ve spotted several lies and I’m not even halfway through it yet.
What a Kumbayah Krock this thing is. Disarm the entire world of guns and we’ll have swords and arrows. Take them away and we’ll have spears and clubs. Take them away and we’ll have plenty of rocks.
To protect your own hand, plait a leather or fiber cover around a medium stone, and weave it into a handle about a half meter long. You’ve just made a mace; a morning star. A weapon which can easily, and silently, kill a whole classroom of children in barely over a minute. Stone age technology.
Where there’s a will, there’s a weapon. ALWAYS.
Excellent right-wing “code words” from one of the comments: “Demographics of the US are the biggest culprit in gun violence”, which is true, but only of the little instances. The big instances are most often done by the opposite demographic.
What a dog crap stain on the carpet.
Yup. But I did warn about that article. And I read or I hear even when I don’t want to, that kind of thing quite often. I try and shut it out. I get most upset when foreigners think they have some place in our argument.
Wow are you really reading this crappola? - talk about code words -
But there’s no doubt or ambiguity about what needs to be done, nor that, if it is done, it will work. So there is NO gun murders/violence in the UK, at all ever? Or should we look to the Soviet Union, Nazi Germany, China, Guatemala or Cambodia - to see how well gun bans work out - for ‘the children’/i]
One would have to believe that Americans are somehow uniquely evil or depraved to think that the same forces that work on the rest of the planet won’t work here. See my previous comment
At some point, we will become a gun-safe, and then a gun-sane, and finally a gun-free society. What a moroon, we don’t even take guns away from known gangs (which is a felony offense) - oh wait, actually this administration gave guns to them
I’m grateful to my colleague Jeffrey Toobin for showing so well that the idea that the Second Amendment assures individual possession of guns, so far from being deeply rooted in American law, is in truth a new and bizarre reading, Bizarre reading - what f*#@ing part of the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed does not ASSURE an INDIVIDUAL of his RIGHT TO OWN A GUN?
those who oppose it have made a moral choice: that they would rather have gun massacres of children continue rather than surrender whatever idea of freedom or pleasure they find wrapped up in owning guns or seeing guns owned See my previous comment
And now we get to the liberal/tyrants choice of taking power - it reads like the glowball warning crappola
On gun violence and how to end it, the facts are all in, the evidence is clear, the truth there for all who care to know it—indeed, a global consensus is in place, which, in disbelief and now in disgust, the planet waits for us to us to join. Hello, moroon - ever, ever in your pathetic lying life have you heard of Switzerland or Israel? Mandatory gun/military - and like none of this gang banging (see Chicago on to a NEW yearly record for gun killing) and mentally ill people who want to go out with a shot of name fame for decades to come - or closer to home, moroon - try Kennesaw GA, mandatory gun ownership - the 3 murders since 1982 occurred in gun free zones, ie the schools
I won’t read the entire article nor go into the crappola about ‘modern’ medicine and childhood vaccination - talk about comparing horses to jet fighters.
This guy is a moron and the left will do everything it can to get the UN treaty passed and gun bans in place. I just hope that Americans can rise up a damn site better than they did on Nov 6th.
Go have some Eggnog and let these Morons have their day because until they get it out of their systems they wont stop.Logic and Reason re lost on them,we all know it so let them yap until even they get bored hearing themselves ( an echo chamber gets old quick).
The Law Abiding are the only people who need guns to fend off idiots like Union thugs, gangs, and moonbats in general. If you don’t see any need for people to own guns, then you are part of the reason people need to own guns. You are stupid and self centered and oblivious. That makes you dangerous.