it’s a murky world…
Have I mentioned how irritating I find any “argument” that begins with “Guess what?” Automatic FAIL.
“Guess what? A shotgun will keep you a lot safer — a double-barreled shotgun — than an assault weapon in somebody’s hands that doesn’t know how to use it, even one who does know how to use it,” the vice president said during during a Google+ Hangout Thursday.
Aside: “Google+ Hangout” “Hangout” rly? A “National Discussion” on a fairly important topic is being conducted on a “Hangout”?!? What’re we — 19? BTNIN
“You know, it’s harder to use an assault weapon to hit something than it is a shotgun, OK. So if you want to keep people away in an earthquake, buy some shotgun shells.”
And throw them at predators?
[people are thrown out of pre-skool for that, yanno]
[they also get tossed out for doin' a Roker in their pants, too.
No NONONONONO. I am NOT asking. No.]
[but that is an …odd look on yer face…]
Vice President Biden on Thursday argued that the White House’s proposal to reduce gun violence includes “nothing to violate anyone’s Second Amendment rights”
Except maybe my right to own a Bushmaster Varmint Control Unit.
[see? we can play the Language Game, too.]
…”I don’t view it as gun control, I view it as gun safety,” Biden said
…the Chicago Police Department Murder Analysis reports from 2003-2011 provides a statistical breakdown of the manners in which people were murdered in Chicago.
During that period, 4,251 people were murdered in Chicago; 3,371 died from being shot, with 98 percent of the murder weapons being a handgun. Thirty-seven people were killed with a rifle (caliber of bullet not specified) and 40 were killed with a shotgun.
3,371 :: 77. Whaddya goin’ ta do about that?!?
Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Friday asked big banks to stop lending to gun makers as a way to pressure the industry to support tougher gun control laws.
[and more than a bit illegal, I would think. But as Big Bank is in thrall to .gov, for Bailouts, I imagine they'll be …cooperative.
Nice when a Plan comes together, eh?]
“We should be outraged at how easy it is” for attackers to get hold of the semi-automatic weapons or large-capacity magazines used in those slaughters, Feinstein said.
…Feinstein said the goal is to “dry up the supply of these weapons over time.”
And before that Time?
Rep. Jerrold Nadler, D-N.Y., calling the NRA “enablers of mass murder.”
Name calling: that’ll work.
“It’s all about criminal access,” Emanuel said. “It’s not about gun control. It’s about criminal access. That changes the debate.”
No it doesn’t. When one lives in the RW, one realizes that Laws only apply to the Law-Abiding. Law-Breakers don’t abide by The Law. [see? it's right there in the term]
So what I’m getting from all this language manipulation — really, assaults on the Language High-Ground — is a coupla things.
1] No one is actually interested in addressing Humans’ natural tendency to kill one another. [see: History]
2] The proposals, from The WH, DiFi and Capt. Hangout, wouldn’t do a damned thing to decrease the murder rate — which has been on the decrease for decades*, anyway.
[*2011: out of 12,664 murders: 8,582 = firearms, 323 = rifles :: body parts like fists = 728]
Therefore, their Actual Goal [as opposed to their Stated Goal] must be something different. Otherwise, why expend so much effort?
Could it possibly have to do with the on-going campaign to get The People used to giving up their Rights in the face of Public Panic? [see also: The Fear Left]
eg: Like the TSA searches. They fail their own tests 90% of the time. Yet, if someone must fly for work purposes, say, they must subject themselves to Stupid Security Theater. People like me, for whom flying is a choice, just plain quit doing it.
But on this one, I’m seeing some push-back. Enough push-back to make me feel optimistic. I think it’s gonna be harder to disarm this The People than they might’ve anticipated.