Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Senseless, But There’s A Solution…

Another mass murderer has struck again in the United States. This time is was some whacked out 23 year old South Korean who slaughtered 32 people on the campus of Virginia Tech and left dozens others wounded.

And for some strange reason, the country reacts with surprise and horror despite the fact that gun violence is a daily news story all across this country. Yet, what a lot of people don’t realize is that this freak-show asshole who caused this mess at Virginia Tech bought a Glock 19 handgun and box of ammunition at a Virginia gun shop back in March for $571 dollars…bought it and walked out of the store on the same day in March. No questions asked.

Yet there are some politicians who continue to say that there are no problems with our country’s gun laws. Anybody with proper ID can get a gun as this case shows.

This week of April is turning out to be a nasty week of incidents in our country's history: we have the Branch Dividians (Waco, TX) incident from April 17 of 1993; we have the Oklahoma City Bombing which occurred on April 19, 1995; the Columbine High School (Columbine, CO) massacre from April 20, 1999; and now the senseless tragedy at Virginia Tech that happened on Monday (April 16). All using some sort of weapon, and with the exception of the Oklahoma City Bombing, the individuals had weapons that they were easily able to get their hands on.

This ability to get guns so easily affects everybody. There have been 108 days in 2007 as of this writing, and here in Philadelphia we have seen the murder of over 114 people, many of these have been killed by handguns (including a teenage boy 3 weeks ago about a block and a half from my house in South Philly).

It’s out of control, and yet so many politicians (most of them Republicans, of course, including John McCain, once a national hero for his service during Vietnam, but now an imbecile) continue to say that there’s nothing wrong with our gun laws. And, with the support of the National Rifle Association’s (NRA) lobbyists, the politicians will continue to turn a blind eye to this epidemic of gun violence, as if it will just “go away” or resolve itself. The politicians are cowards these days, exchanging lobbyist money for the safety of the population. It’s disgusting. And how the NRA thinks that the gun laws are fine is lost on me. Are the NRA leaders and members really this fucking retarded and stupid? They have to be. All they quote is “it’s our Constitutional right” to have weapons. I don’t think a majority of NRA leaders or members can even spell Constitution without using a “K”. And let’s face it, next time an NRA member pulls up the clichéd “it’s my Constitutional right” argument, ask them to give you two other items in the Constitution and I bet they can’t do it. Why? Because they don’t pay attention to anything else about the Constitution except the “right to bear arms” clause.

The solution to the gun problem? Well, if all the gun owners want to claim Constitutional Rights to have a gun, we should remind them that the Constitution was written when only flintlock muskets and flintlock pistols were available. So, if you want a gun based on Constitutional rights, then you get a flint-lock weapon. Simple as that. All other guns would be made illegal immediately. Gun owners would have 1 month to turn in their unneccesary handguns, machine guns, rocket launchers, and other stupid weapons that have no place in someone’s home.

Flintlock Pistol & Flintlock Musket

This way, the gun owners have their "right to bear arms", they can protect themselves, and hunters will also have weapons for putting venison and quail on their table. It will also prevent the kind of mass murders by way of guns that are becoming far to common in a country that is supposedly "civilized".

Of course it’ll never happen because the politicians who can make this happen have no balls. And they apparently enjoy seeing news headlines like that seen on Monday April 16, 2007 from the campus of Virginia Tech.

These musket balls are bigger than the balls of US Politicians

I'm keeping a good thought for the innocent victims of the horror and their families and friends. I can't imagine going through something like this.

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Blogger Sar said...

I don’t think a majority of NRA leaders or members can even spell Constitution without using a “K”. HA! That's brilliant, BRAVO!!

You know, I admire and support your solution to upholding the Second Amendment.

Great post.

2:27 PM  

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