Some old turd in DesMoines who should have stayed in retirement instead of thinking that the world needed his idiot opinion on control, named Donald Kaul penned this in the DesMoines Register (sent to us by ROS). He’s upset that everytime he wrote something about gun control, weapons sales went up, so in his purely emotional diatribe, he tells us what the cure should be;
• Repeal the Second Amendment, the part about guns anyway. It’s badly written, confusing and more trouble than it’s worth. It offers an absolute right to gun ownership, but it puts it in the context of the need for a “well-regulated militia.” We don’t make our militia bring their own guns to battles. And surely the Founders couldn’t have envisioned weapons like those used in the Newtown shooting when they guaranteed gun rights. Owning a gun should be a privilege, not a right.
Yeah, that’s not emotional in the least. Do you really want the current crop of politicians tinkering with any part of the Constitution, whether it’s the parts you disagree with or not. The Bill of Rights was written to protect the minority of voters from the majority of voters, so do you want to start fiddling with the parts you don’t like, so that I get a chance to get that “right to abortion” thing you found taken out?
• Declare the NRA a terrorist organization and make membership illegal. Hey! We did it to the Communist Party, and the NRA has led to the deaths of more of us than American Commies ever did. (I would also raze the organization’s headquarters, clear the rubble and salt the earth, but that’s optional.) Make ownership of unlicensed assault rifles a felony. If some people refused to give up their guns, that “prying the guns from their cold, dead hands” thing works for me.
According to the Black Book of Communism, 100,000,000 people died from Communism. Many leftists doubt the scholarship of that book, but if you look at books they do except, you can find instances of kulaks being shot for hiding a crust of bread beneath floorboards of their hovels. it sounds like Kaul wants to bring back Stalinism and instead of targeting kulaks, he wants to treat legal, law abiding gun owners like Stalin treated his own countrymen. That’s not emotional at all.
• Then I would tie Mitch McConnell and John Boehner, our esteemed Republican leaders, to the back of a Chevy pickup truck and drag them around a parking lot until they saw the light on gun control.
Yeah, that’s completely rational. How about someone drag Kaul behind a pickup until he loses that Stalinist bent of his. After a diatribe like that, I hope the police are checking Kaul’s home for guns, because he doesn’t seem to be grasping reality all that firmly.