Mitch McConnell is an assclown (says gov’t can’t prevent school shootings)

Mitch McConnell is an assclown (says gov't can't prevent school shootings)

U.S. Senate Majority Assclown Mitch McConnell

This past Tuesday, U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell was addressing a group of community leaders in Danville, Kentucky. When the subject of school shootings came up McConnell said there was nothing the Federal Government could do to prevent future ones from happening.

“I don’t think at the federal level there’s much that we can do other than appropriate funds,” McConnell told a group of community leaders in Danville Tuesday.

“You would think, given how much it takes to get on an American plane or given how much it takes to get into courthouses, that this might be something that we could achieve, but I don’t think we could do that from Washington, I think it’s basically a local decision,” he said.

If that isn’t passing the buck I don’t know what is. President Truman is probably turning in his grave.

I don’t know if Senator McConnell is aware of this, but he’s a member of the legislative branch of the Federal Government. It’s kind of their job, as the name implies, to pass federal legislation. So, what kind of federal legislation could Congress pass to try to prevent future school shootings? How about offering federal assistance to people in need of mental healthcare? Or they could pass legislation regulating, or outlawing, the private sale of guns where background checks aren’t required. They could enact laws requiring the prosecution of ‘responsible’ gun-owning parents who allow their unsecured guns to be used in a school shooting. They could also raise the federal age limit of gun ownership to at least 21, although personally, I think 25 would be more apropos. The possibilities are endless.

What Senator McConnell obviously means is that the party he leads refuses to do anything about preventing school shootings because not only would it mean compromising with the opposing party, but it would also risk jeopardizing that sweet sweet gun lobby money.

Sometimes the measure of a man’s worth is standing up for what’s right rather than supporting what keeps you employed.

(Sources)
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A gun is a coward’s weapon

A gun is a coward's weapon

I’m done. For 18 years I stood up for the rights of ‘responsible’ gun owners but no more. After yesterday’s school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School that left 17, mostly children, dead, I reached my breaking point. While I realize that shootings like this are part of the plane crash principle, where you only hear about the planes that crash and not the ones that make it safely, if there had been three plane crashes with massive losses of life since the beginning of the year, you bet your ass there would be calls for regulation against the airline industry. Yet when it comes to guns we just throw our hands up and go ‘What can we do, it’s in the Constitution.’ You know what else was in the Constitution: slavery, prohibition, and denying women the right to vote but all of those have been changed. Now it’s time to change the Second Amendment which hasn’t been changed in centuries. I’m not talking about gun control, I’m talking about gun eradication. Sorry to you responsible gun owners, but the bad apples have spoiled the bunch. No grandfather clauses and no exceptions. But you hunt? Too bad. Welcome to bow season motherfucker.

And don’t give me that shit about Nazi Germany stripping their citizens of weapons. You’re not living in Nazi Germany. This is the modern-day and if you can’t recognize that the landscape has changed since then, you’re an idiot. “But what if we need to defend ourselves against the government?” You mean the government that hasn’t come after you in over 200 years? Bitch, please. If the government wanted to become a dictatorship there’s no amount of guns that compares to those owned by the US Military. Plus you sound you like should join one of those whack job militia groups that hole up in the woods. Speaking of militias you’ll say that the Constitution guarantees that we’re entitled to a well-regulated militia. What do you think the National Guard is?

I still believe that the main causes of school shootings are lack of sufficient mental healthcare, the stigma of seeking psychological help, and the over-inflated sense of entitlement these cowards have. But what else do they all have in common? The gun. But since most of you also think that healthcare isn’t a right and should be expensive, fewer people who need it aren’t getting the treatment they should.

Also, some of you thinks the solution to that is to arm teachers. That’s one of the stupidest ideas I’ve ever heard. Sure, let’s put even more guns in our schools. I’m sure teachers will act like perfect automatons when it comes to the handling of firearms and not one will be lost or misused.

The gun is not a multipurpose tool. It’s only purpose is to destroy whatever is put in front of it. Another argument I hear is that baseball bats are used to kill people and they’re still legal. Baseball bats can’t be swung 45 times a minute or used from a distance of hundreds of feet away or from a window that is ten stories up.

I’m also sick of the good guy with a gun myth. Where do you think most bad guys with guns get theirs? Either purchased legally or stolen from a ‘responsible’ gun owner. Let’s also talk about the overly used ‘Guns don’t kill people’ trope. While it does take a person to pull the trigger of a gun to kill someone, the gun makes it a whole lot easier to do so. Then there’s the ‘If guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns’ trope. You’ve got to start somewhere and it seems to be working ok for Australia, who banned guns after the Port Arthur massacre and has seen a steady decline in homicides since enacting the legislation.

Do I think that police and military should be disarmed? No. Don’t be ridiculous. However, most of the police and military go through a career’s worth of training to learn how to handle their weapons in highly volatile situations. While they’re not always perfect, they do a hell of a lot better job than most armed civilians who sometimes can’t even clean their guns without shooting themselves or a loved one.

Have I pissed you off? I don’t care. You’re clinging to a belief that died when the US became a military superpower. You no longer have to worry about King George trying to tax your tea. Your thinking is fossilized and belongs in the dustbin of history. Want to unfriend me? Fine, then obviously our friendship wasn’t that strong. Want to stop reading my site? That’s fine too. Have fun wrapping yourself in your comfortable little bubbles on Facebook where you only commiserate with people who think exactly like you. God forbid you should step outside of your narrow world view. Call me a liberal communist if you want. I was registered Republican until 2016 whereas now I’m officially unaffiliated with any party. They both suck for their own reasons.

In summation, guns suck and serve no purpose in modern society except for inflicting death.

Own your WalMart outrage like a hero

Social media had their collective panties in a bunch when the following picture was shown of a WalMart in Evansville, Indiana.

Of course when someone puts the images of guns and school together you can’t help but think of school shootings, but is this really worth our outrage? Of course this wasn’t done intentionally by WalMart but you’d think the store personally went to school children and handed them guns the way some people are overreacting. For all we know it could have been done by some customer who thought they were funny, and to be honest, I did chuckle a little, but I can have a dark sense of humor at times.

What we should be outraged about is how some parents refuse to check on their kids activities, especially when there are guns in the home. We should be outraged about parents who refuse to get their children psychiatric help because the parents think they’ve somehow failed as a parent if they admit their child has a problem. We should be outraged about the generations of children we’ve raised to be emotional marshmallows whose first response is to turn to violence when things don’t go their way for whatever reason. But no, let’s rage at WalMart instead since they’re obviously the reason behind school shootings.

Stricter gun control laws will not prevent future school shootings

(UPDATE 2/15/2018: REDACTED)

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You may think you’re about to read some rant from a card-carrying member of the NRA who is stockpiling a battalion’s worth of weapons in his private compound in the Appalachians. You’d be wrong. I don’t own a gun. I’ve never owned a gun and I choose not to own a gun. I respect the rights of others who choose to be responsible gun owners but like it says in the title stricter gun control will not prevent school shootings. I don’t claim to be any sort of expert in these matters. I only claim to be a guy with an opinion and a platform.

In the 1920s and 1930s you could buy a Thompson sub-machine gun from the Sears and Roebuck catalog for $40. No background check, no permits, hell you could even get them from your local hardware store at the time. The Thompson, or Tommy Gun as it was nicknamed, was not an ‘assault rifle’ where 1 trigger pull equaled 1 bullet. If you held your finger down on the trigger you could unleash thirty rounds from the magazine in a matter of seconds. It’s only purpose was death. It was made infamous for being the instrument of destruction in the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre and other deeds committed by Chicago mobsters and bank robbers of the time. Now how many mass school shootings were committed during these times? None that I could find and if I’m wrong please feel free to correct me.

Fast forward to the 1990s where it’s illegal to own any kind of machine gun and where it’s much more difficult to obtain a firearm than just a trip to your local hardware store. We can rattle off the names and locations that were made infamous at those times. Paducah, Jonesboro, Kip Kinkel, Columbine and the list goes on and on continuing all the way up to this past December in Newtown.

So why hasn’t stricter gun control from then until now prevented any school shootings? Because it’s not about the gun, it’s about the person who holds it. The generation of kids that were raised starting in the 1990s were given the impression by parents that were more concerned about being their friend rather than their parent that the world is fair and everyone is special. They instilled into them a sense of entitlement that was unprecedented. So when these kids find out that the world is not fair and that they’re just not going to have everything handed to them they don’t have the emotional capabilities to deal with the outcome.

In the 1920s and 30s life was hard. People had to work and work harder than anyone in their family came before them to try to provide for their family in the face of economic disaster and famine. People then not only had a sense of responsibility but they passed their ethics on to their children. There was less mental healthcare in those times too. You either were committed or you weren’t yet still kids did not take up guns and go on shooting sprees in their schools.

Let us also not forget the fact that no matter how many laws you put on guns criminals are always going to get their hands on them. Just because Suzie Soccermom can’t buy a shotgun at WalMart doesn’t mean that some punk can’t illegally obtain a MAC-10.

Since bad parenting can’t be legislated we need to come together as a society and stop being so lazy and selfish and yes I’ll even dare say consumeristic so hopefully maybe a generation from now we can prevent school shootings. Until then we’re screwed no matter what we do.

Trench solves the gun problem

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I’ve figured out how to control guns without violating the tenets of the 2nd Amendment.

The first thing is to get rid of guns. I haven’t figured how to do that yet but why worry about details at this point.

Now I know the 2nd Amendment supporters are freaking out right now but I’m sorry. I know there are a lot of responsible gun owners out there but there are too many who are not. Most illegal guns that are used in crimes started out as legal guns at some point in time. Not to mention there are too many idiots in our society that are too stupid to breathe let alone own a firearm. The stupid ones are not harming themselves either. With their catastrophic stupidity they are hurting others as well.

So now I bet you’re thinking how can getting rid of guns not violate the 2nd Amendment. Simple. The 2nd Amendment says that we have the right to bear arms but it doesn’t specifically say what kind of arms they need to be. My idea is to bring back swords. Not the samurai swords that rednecks seem to have but rapiers, the dueling sword.

Think about the massive drop in crime. You can’t have a drive by swording. You can’t really have a school swording or a workplace swording. You can’t knock over a liquor store with a sword. Also you can’t really conceal a sword either. Sure, dueling deaths would increase by 1000% but at least it would be a manly death.  Unless the duel was over something stupid like who drank the last YooHoo or something.

I guess I need to start working on a list of dueling rules.