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Tag: guns

Ho-hum, Another Mass Shooting

Nine dead inside a black church in Charleston, SC when a white twenty-something walked in and opened fire in what even a South Carolina police spokesman is calling a “hate crime.”  You know the racism has to flow pretty thick before it comes to that.

Anyway.  Who cares?

It’s obvious that we (the US) do not care.  Not about this, not about Sandy Hook, not about Aurora or Virginia Tech or Columbine.  We do not give a rat’s ass about any of it.  Mass shootings are just the price we pay so that insecure males for whom TruckNutz are not enough can carry around the only way to kill dozens of people before being stopped.  Not even a Vorpal Sword could be so efficient.

After every single one of these slaughters, of course, some silly soft-headed agitators will start making their pinko noises about gun control.  The President will make a speech with his sad face on.  Legislators will swing into action and then there will be a big flurry of… exactly nothing.

No reason to think this is any different.  Nothing to see here.

image from Daily Kos

Move along.

UPDATE: In my NY Times Headline email today… unrelated to the story about the Charleston shooting… this:


“This is America. I should be able to have a howitzer or a bazooka if I want one.”

JEFF FUNICELLO, who is selling his 1975 armored GMC truck, a type of vehicle that has raised concerns for some law enforcement officials after an attack on Dallas Police Headquarters.

‘Murica!  Yee-haw.

Wear Orange!

Today is National Gun Violence Awareness Day.  I am wearing orange to mark it.

The NRA promotes gun ownership and “open carry” idiocy as a response to what it calls “culture war.”  Make no mistake, what it means by “culture war” is: non-whites.

Watch this video if you doubt that Open Carry is for whites only.

There is much to question about this methodology but the outcome is unsurprising.

Guns in the hands of ordinary citizens do not solve any problem we have.  They are much more likely to be used for suicide, murder of a family member, friend, or acquaintance, or to play the pivotal role in fatal accident than they are to repel a legitimate intruder.

Americans have taken the Westerns of the 20th century far too seriously.  They are bigger fantasies than Star Wars.  The situations that existed in those movies only ever existed in a movie.

It’s time to come back to reality.

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