Thursday, June 14, 2007

Congress Passes Gun Control Legislation...Sort Of

Don't get me wrong. I am quite happy that Congress finally deemed a massacre that could have easily been prevented worthy of some kind of legislative response (lets know someone is freakin nuts, they have been in "the system," ie a judge declared them freakin nuts, so it's probably good idea to share that information with those who might sell them high-caliber weaponry).

But it still saddens me that this is the best they can do. One of these days it is going to be 19 terrorists at 19 different locations (and no I don't necessarily mean Al Qaeda, perhaps it will be the Alabama-militia kind, recently caught with an arsenal worthy of Mullah Omar and plans for mass-murder). Think about the mayhem that would occur if on one day at colleges, airports, bus stations, malls, parks, movie theatres, etc, throughout the country, the same number of terrorists whe perpetrated 9/11 just start spraying crowds with bullets because of some irrational grievance.

Let's hope this day never comes. But we have come quite close to it already. There is a reason an Al Qaeda manual found in Afghanistan instructed its members to buy guns in the United States, because it was so "easy" to do here. And there is no reason, if this legislation is the best Congress can do, to think that this sort of day is not in our future.


At 10:00 AM, Blogger Paddy said...

Why are we always stuck with the "something is better than nothing"? sigh

At 10:52 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your reaction reflects the one that most Americans have. Only 27% have a favorable view of Congress. The dems have not performed as advertised (to date), still quaking in their boots everytime a republican threatens to steal their lunch money.

So they'll dilute and dilute until the bullies stop slamming them up against the locker.

And the public looks on from the hallway and shake their heads at the wimps.

At 3:13 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm curious about one thing. In the article it is stated: "Investigators said the DeKalb County-based group had not made any specific threats or devised any plots". What sort of mind-bending meaning-distorting algorithm did you apply to translate that to "plans for mass murder."

At 3:17 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"giving up a few rights"[p]Giving up a few rights? And who gets to decide which of MY rights to give up? People like YOU? Guess what, Cliff... you just became an imminent deadly threat.


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