Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Persons of Very Small Brain

Exhibit A: Person or persons unknown who decided to forcibly remove the "Stop Global Whining" bumper sticker from my car whilst it was sitting innocently in a parking lot. On a day even more chilly and damp than usual. In June. I hope you got a wicked thrill, because you probably won't like the replacement much -- "I support the troops AND their mission". See how violence just escalates the problem? Just pretend I'm an insurgent, and anything you do to tick me off just makes more of me.

Exhibit B: Seattle mayor Greg Nickels, who has now banned guns from city facilities. All this in response to a shooting at a big Seattle festival caused by a person with a history of mental issues, who got a concealed carry permit anyway because the mental health people aren't ALLOWED to share information about who is a raving nutcase with the folks issuing the permits. I guess the Snohomish County Sheriff's department is staffed by psychics? You don't suppose a mental basket case would *lie* about being fragile in the head-gasket department, would you? (The person who carries a lot of culpability in this sad case was the guy's father, who knew his son wasn't right in the head but bought him a gun anyway. Fortunately nobody died.) It's interesting, but one of the people who was shot has a very rational take on the whole mess.
Sarah Thorsnes, a 21-year-old who was shot in the thigh, said she appreciates the mayor's efforts but does not support his prohibition.

"It's putting a strain on people who have a right to own guns and should know how to use them properly," said Thorsnes, who lives in Renton. "I still stand behind needing to look at mental health as a problem rather than banning guns from people who have a right to have them and use them properly."

It was against the law for the guy to have a carry permit or a gun in the first place, but more laws are going to help? I'm confused ...

3 Comments:

Blogger Barb said...

Obviously you are being wayyy too logical. It's a disease, you know - rational thought. But the Dems are the cure.

9:05 PM, June 12, 2008  
Anonymous billt said...

Idiot One illegally gives a gun to Idiot Two who illegally carries it around and uses it illegally.

The solution, obviously, is to punish those who actually *obey* the law in the first place.

Geez, don't you read the memos?

3:35 AM, June 13, 2008  
Anonymous Constitutionalist (Legalize the Constitution) said...

ONLY TYRANTS AND CRIMINALS FEAR HONEST ARMED CITIZENS.

--THOMAS JEFFERSON

4:48 AM, June 22, 2008  

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