Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Guns - Not Just For Breakfast Anymore

Showers don’t clean people.
Clothes don’t cover people.
Cars don’t transport people.
Houses don’t shelter people.
Chairs don’t seat people.
Forks don’t feed people.
And guns don’t kill people.

The gun control issue is a perennial topic. The left-wingers believe there should be some common sense limits. The right-wing’s extreme, ignorant, alarmist overreaction is always that ‘Librulz want to take away all law abiding citizens’ guns then only criminals will have them how are we supposed to stop a tyrannical government freedom liberty don’t tread on me!’

I won’t tread on you. You’re doing a fine enough job of it yourself.

Needless to say, I get into this fantastically stupid argument all the time.

This weekend, Kansas City Chiefs linebacker, Jovan Belcher shot and killed his girlfriend – the mother of his three-month-old daughter – then committed suicide.

This event, as well as the two presidential candidates never fucking even fake coughing the word ‘gun’ during the entire debate season (much like the climate change issue), has inspired me to post a series of my conversations on the issue. Several other gun-related musings have been posted in this blog already. And I’m positive there will be more in the future.