You’ve probably already seen it but if not I’d highly recommend Anthony Jeselnik’s “Thoughts and Prayers” stand up show. It was pure genius and you’ve brought it to it’s conclusion. This is more reason to divorce ones self from society and watch things swirl down the tube for entertainment.
Nobody’s saying we need to repeal the 2nd Amendment and take away all the guns, but some intelligent national regulation certainly couldn’t hurt. In the current case in Texas, the shooter definitely got his weapon illegally, as he was courts martialed and given a dishonorable discharge from the Air Force (for all intents and purposes, a felony conviction).
Whenever someone brings up the second amendment I always wonder what well regulated militia they belong to because it reads “A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free
State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be
Update: apparently, his court-martial wasn’t properly recorded by the Air Force into his record, so as far as the seller saw, he wasn’t a felon.
I’ve said this a few times, but one more won’t hurt:
When the Second Amendment was penned, it took a skilled rifleman at minimum half a minute to fire his weapon, reload it, and fire again. If he had two such weapons, his fire rate might be slightly faster, but he ultimately still ran into that same issue of reloading. Certainly that weapon was deadly, but its lethality as regards more than one target was highly limited. A modern-day submachine gun, by comparison, can accomplish that same process in roughly 60 milliseconds (for a fire rate of 1,000 rounds per minute), and even a semi-automatic weapon achieves fire rates which so outstrip that of the Minutemen of the American Revolution that a comparison would be ridiculous. The lethality is increased by orders of magnitude, yet the NRA continues to treat the right to bear arms as unmodifiable under any circumstances.
And as long as Wayne LaPierre & Co continue to ignore the evolution in technology and the impact its had on American culture, the Columbine and Pulse and Sandy Hook and Las Vegas incidents will continue to replicate themselves.
Banning books increases their popularity….ban any/all guns and watch their numbers skyrocket.
Yeah, we banned assault rifles and now I can’t walk down the street without tripping over at least three.
Wait, no,.what actually happened is we haven’t had a mass shooting since, and a whole bunch of people are alive and unshot who probably otherwise wouldn’t be.
Multitudes of drugs are illegal and theoretically banned…and yes, you can trip over the dealers/addicts going down city streets.
Maybe you should try and make cheap, effective healthcare illegal as well, since you haven’t been able to figure that one out yet either.
Edit: Damn – I finally understand the Republican health care plan!
Sorry to bust your bubble flakester….not a R or D…try none of the above. Didn’t vote for either of this campaign’s morons.