Tuesday, January 25, 2011

When gun nuts ensure that nuts can have guns, we get Tuscon

I'm listening to a debate between a former Texas legislator and a gun control advocate.

Turns out the solution for all shootings is guns in all hands--give the nuts guns, no problemo, as long as everyone else is armed as well. I'm not exaggerating. That's the NRA position, expressed by this former state legislator. Their Paradise on Earth is everyone carrying semi-automatic weapons except for  felons and those formally adjudicated to be nuts by the current extremely restrictive rules that obtain in such situations.

These people say stuff like this with a straight face. I'd have thought they'd all have moved to Iraq by now, where every household, it seems, has an AK-47 at arm's reach.

But Iraq and similar places have demonstrated that even when everyone can have guns, thugs and nuts still rule the streets.

1 comment:

n1ck said...

Most of the people I classify as gun nuts are just deluded.

They honestly believe that they and their friends could "defend the Constitution" from the Federal Government.

As if the Federal Government can't just drive a tank into their compound while eating a Big Mac and listening to their favorite CD.

I don't spend much time on the subject, because ultimately, you're spending time arguing with people who suffer delusions of grandeur.