So. There are two sides to the gun control debate (she stated, as if that point wasn’t so completely obvious that she risks losing readers by saying it). On the one side, we have states like Connecticut, New York and my humble home of Maryland passing sweeping overhauls to their current gun laws that do things like limit types of guns sold, reduce magazine sizes, and step up measures to prevent straw purchases. Then there are people giving guns away to people who live in “crime-ridden neighborhoods”. Because MOAR GUNS!!!!!!!
Seriously, there is some group of nutbags calling themselves the Armed Citizen Project who think passing out shotguns, especially to women, is the answer to all of America’s ills. They’re already up and running in Arizona and the money is rolling in, according to USA Today:
Arizona gun proponents have donated about $12,500 to fund the gun giveaway and McClusky, a former mayoral and city council candidate, hopes to collect enough to eventually arm entire neighborhoods.
Participants will receive training on how to properly use, handle and store their weapon, as well as trigger locks. It costs about $400 per participant for the weapon and training.
Man, that’s like the the worst Welcome Wagon ever. “Hi y’all! Welcome to the ‘hood! Here’s a casserole and your complimentary shotgun. It’s great for shooting varmints or the neighbors’ kids if they sneak through your backyard!”.
I predict we’ll see emergency room visits for accidental firearms injuries in Tucson will spike in three…two…
Of course, arming women in sketchy neighborhoods sounds like common sense compared to this charming proposition:
He seems nice.
Yes, Representative Steve Stockman (R-TX) has a campaign sticker that proposes that if fetuses were armed, that would stop abortion. I assume this is supposed to be funny and elicit some sort of “Fuck yeah! ‘Murrica!” response. But if you spend more than about half a second thinking about this statement the two hemispheres of your brain will fuse and you’ll be unable to complete a logical argument against this because HELLO! IT’S THE STUPIDEST FUCKING THING ANYONE HAS EVER SAID!
But then again, Steve Stockman is the guy who invited Ted Nugent to the State of the Union so I guess crazy-ass stupid is the best we can expect from him. I hope he plans to legalize whatever he was smoking when he approved this bumper sticker. Because I need a hit of it to get over this kind of idiocy.