. . . Justices Scalia and Ginsberg can break bread together, you and I can have a spirited political debate without actually getting genuinely mad at one another. This country won't get anywhere without both sides actually listening to each other and then doing the unthinkable: Compromise.
What a lovely spring we're not having. . . . (I picked the wrong week to quit sniffing glue.)
Just one of the quality services I supply.
So if not for guns, 30,000 people would be killed each year in baseball bat attacks? Would there be a slugging percentage?
Do you prefer ash or maple bats? Probably maple, as they splinter sharply, thus you could also stab people with them. American industriousness defined.
Happy Friday, disagreements or not.
First off, gun laws that might've prevented 9/11? Huh? Would you like to compare and contrast Jesus and Spiderman too?
How does registering your guns keep you from protecting your family? You register (and pay insurance, take a driver's test, etc.) your car. But guns are so sacred in a Freudian orgasmic way that they are beyond reproach?
There are 300 million firearms in this country. That's why we have so many gun murders. People get mad, guns are ubiquitous, too many people get shot. Duh. Other countries have crazy mofos too -- they just can't easily get their hands on guns. Are you getting all this or should I type slower?
Statistically, guns, especially handguns (which also cause 82% of all gun-related homicides), in the home pose more dangers to the homeowner and the home's occupants than homes without guns. There's a greater chance of a gun being used in a domestic dispute, or by tormented young men who have access to guns that kill themselves or others, as in Sandy Hook, Aurora, Columbine, (insert myriad mass shootings here), than a gun being used to defend one's property, which, incidentally, I am all for.
I'm not out to take your gun away from you presuming you're not a loon. (Your spurious argument does make me wonder, but I'll give you the benefit of the doubt.) Heck, I own a Sears and Roebuck 12-gauge. But what's the fear in having us both register our firearms, and prove that we're trained in firearm safety? Let me guess, it's because you're afraid that your own government -- which includes our own military (wrap yourself in a flag here) -- is going to come and take them away from you? I can't help you with that sort of paranoid delusion, man. Unless of course you are, in fact, a loon, holed up in your fortified bunker eating canned Vienna sausages while blogging. But again, I'm sure you're a fine guy to watch a NASCAR race with. (Can we check on The Masters during commercials?)
And if the 2nd Amendment is "infallible," along with the Constitution as a whole (what exactly is "blood libel"?), how do we explain Section 2, Article 1? (Which was amended, by the way.) Times change, but ignorance persists like a cancer.
You're right, though. We should do nothing, arm everyone, go Mad Max, and just let daily shootings be the norm -- which it pretty much already is anyway. How silly of me to want to do something. I'm off to polish my holy firearm as penance to the Church of the NRA.