Wednesday, February 24, 2010

Dumb and Dumber

I've been reading the weirdest piece from the NYT. It's on 'gun control' and the expectation that President Obama and his henchmen will be going door to door and collecting our guns. This is paranoia of the first degree and I have never been able to figure out where this Presidential gun control myth came from. I'm almost certain it came from the devious mind of some Republican thug who wanted to create some hysteria among the hysteria prone, such as the NRA. It worked, yet no one can cite the Presidential Plan to Destroy Our Guns. It doesn't exist, yet the mindless masses are flocking to the gun stores and the gun shows.

From the article

"Last month, the Indiana legislature passed bills that block private employers from forbidding workers to keep firearms in their vehicles on company (private) property."

Wow! These are the same people who don't like government control over any of their 'rights' but are quite willing to take rights away from employers. What happened to 'private' property?

And then this little gem…

"The watchword for gun owners is stay ready," said Wayne LaPierre, chief executive of the National Rifle Association. "We have had some successes, but we know that the first chance Obama gets, he will pounce on us."

The President will pounce? Well, Mr. LaPierre has a long history of public paranoia and it seems he must be off of his medications once again.

And then, in Virginia…

"…the legislature rejected a bill requiring background checks for private sales at gun shows and repealed a law that Mr. Kaine had supported to prohibit anyone from carrying concealed weapons into a club or restaurant where alcohol is served."

No background checks? None? So anyone who feels the need for a gun can simply go to a Virginia gun show, buy the weapon of choice and then go bar hopping with it. Sounds civilized to me!

I am a little sensitive to all of this as yesterday, while we were shopping at Target, the Brinks Armored Transport people showed up as we were in line. Both men walked in, heads swiveling right and left constantly and with their hands on the pistol at their belt. They were grim. I don't know these guys. How safe are they? Are they sane? They didn't look like it. I felt threatened. And now I'm reading that all across America, people are demanding the right to carry concealed weapons…anywhere! And we have no idea as to their mental stability. None! It's absolutely crazy and we're going to see some terrible violence from it.

I used to be a member of the NRA and I used to hunt…before Mr. Heston became the leader of the group. His rhetoric drove me away and made me sad to see what he and others had done to what was once a peaceful and useful group that advocated gun safety. They don't do that anymore. Now with Mr. LaPierre at the helm, the crazies have destroyed all of the gun safety plans.

What a stupid nation we have become!

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