I'm a liberal pagan living in West,Texas..yes that West,Texas

Monday, December 24, 2012

we're not really looking forward to this are we???Monday











































                                 











8 comments:

PENolan said...

Happy Holidaze, Granny. Hope you and yours are enjoying yourselves, wherever you may be.

MarkD60 said...

Merry Christmas!
GO WASHINGTON REDSKINS!

Debra She Who Seeks said...

Love the B'ak'tun Fools Day and the titties needing air! And you've got some real NRA and gun control zingers!

Wishing you and Dexter a merry Xmas today -- hope your day is filled with fun, family and feasting!

JACKIESUE said...

Merry Christmas to you to PEN...
and kiss my mistletoe MarkD60..
Merry merry and happy happy Debra..hope you have a great day.

thimscool said...

Merry Christmas

I like most of these very much but as a 2A supporter (not NRA member) I have to respond to the "Gun lovers: please calm down" one...

A) Do I need to complete a background check to privately sell a gun to my friend (who is over 21)?

B) Yes, the system for background checks should definitely be strengthened. I'd suggest that they implement the same restrictions as for (shall issue) concealed weapons purchases, which is a more stringent check and reviewed by the sheriff in ones county of residence... for all guns. In other words, license people to be able to possess any firearm, not just for concealed carry. Most gun nuts would not like this, but I would support it. Make folks get notarized affidavits from non-family citizens in good standing.

C) The AWB was useless and just pissed people off. Columbine happened during the AWB. First you have to define Assault Weapon and the "definition" that hey came up with during the Clinton AWB was farcical.



Also, while I consider myself a moderate on this issue, none of that would have stopped Sandy Hook. The only thing that would have a shot of preventing that type of tragedy is what England and Australia did, which was to ban and confiscate weapons. If that were even possible in America (it definitely is not), we would end up having the same problem that England and Australia have: increasing rates of violent crime, and ultimately a huge black market in guns like exists now for illegal drugs (and banned items like fully automatic weapons, known to various gangs as "choppers").

In other words, if you want to eliminate school shootings in exchange for a big increase in rapes, muggings, and assaults, then confiscation might work. The "common sense measures suggested there will not work.

But as I said, I'm willing to talk about stiffening background checks up to and including licensing, and restrict even private weapon sales to licensed parties. But the AWB is just stupid.

JACKIESUE said...

as much as I respect everyone's rights..I think the rights of gun owners over the rights of those babies that took a full clip in the face is more important.

thimscool said...

Please walk me through the logic of how the AWB (or whatever gun control laws you favor) would prevent a psychopath from killing children.

thimscool said...

The war on drugs was started to "protect the children", and I continually justified that way. To be sure, drug abuse and child abuse are strongly correlated, especially if you consider alcohol, which was also banned once, "for the children".

But you know the war on drugs is bullshit. So how do you envision this war on assault weapons will go down?