You know that as soon as the next shooting happened, LTC Robert Bateman, one of our favorite trolls here, was going to shoot off his big mouth again and lecture us on his vastly lacking combat experience and steep us in his unique insights having lived in the UK and stuff. Well, he’s in Esquire again (thanks to Mike for the link);
What is not working, as Secretary Hagel formulated it, is America’s gun culture. All of these mass shootings took place with privately owned weapons purchased without any sort of serious screening or taken from their rightful owners — a mother or a father, by theft or murder. In essence, you can be a complete and total nutcase and acquire a gun pretty easily. You can even purchase one yourself, provided you do not have a criminal record. Or if you have an IQ over 70 and can drive yourself to a gun show, you can buy one there even if you do have a criminal record.* No matter what, you can have a gun. Period.
Yeah, I have three guns which I’ve bought at gun shows and went through background checks every time. Your problem seems to be with “nut cases” not with me, but you want me to give up my guns, too. Frighten easily? You say you’re infantry, but you don’t even gun, do you?
How about being tough on the mental health profession which doesn’t want to put people who shouldn’t have guns into the background checks system which you think is woefully inaccurate. Oh, yeah, you hippies don’t want to stigmatize mental patients – just the rest of us.
Last month I was traveling, in part with my wife and daughter, and I began to notice something. There were a lot more concealed weapons there than I remember seeing before. Four times in the space of just a few days I noticed men carrying pistols under their shirts, in restaurants, stores, and even in a children’s play area of a shopping mall.
What we need to do is make owning guns impractical for everyone. The simple solution for this is not a new law or judicial ruling. It is “voting” with our wallets.
We are often told that there are 100 million gun owners in the United States, though that is actually just a guess put forward by gun advocates. But what that also means is that there are 211 million non-gun-owners who have a collective buying power far beyond that smaller group.
As Eric Cartman so eloquently put it once, LTC Bateman, hippies don’t have any money. Threatening to boycott businesses with the chump pocket change of hippies is like threatening to empty the oceans with a Dixie cup.
It will not stop another Fort Hood from happening, not for ten or even thirty years, but eventually it might lead to something that will.
Yeah, hope in one hand, Robbie – you know the rest. Because something “might” work someday is totally worth only having criminals with guns in businesses.
Actually, there is no lower IQ limit for either a driver’s license or a gun, but at least with the former you must undergo training, pass that training, then go through both a written and practical exam after registering with the state.
Yeah, despite my military service, I was still required to take training in West Virginia. So sell that tripe elsewhere.
At least this time Bateman didn’t bother to waive his non-existent combat experience in our collective face.
If we who are sick of the sickness of guns in our culture act collectively with our massively larger purchasing power….
Take your purchasing power to Colorado and buy weed and pretty soon you won’t even be thinking about guns. Stupid hippie.
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