Oct/02
2017

Tell Me Again How Great Guns Are

And while you're at it, tell me again how well background checks, mental health checks and all sorts of other checks (including no-checks) prevent one guy with a lot of bullets from killing a lot of people.

Ya can't, can ya.

At least 58 people were killed and more than 500 injured in [Stephen] Paddock’s attack on the Route 91 Harvest Festival [..] Public records offered no hint of financial distress or criminal history. Eric Paddock, who spoke with reporters outside his home near Orlando, Florida, said even if his brother had been in financial trouble, the family could have bailed him out.

“No affiliation, no religion, no politics. He never cared about any of that stuff,” Eric Paddock said as he alternately wept and shouted. “He was a guy who had money. He went on cruises and gambled.” (AP)

So much for "criminals with guns" being the source of all crime right? He certainly wasn't a criminal. And while we're on a debunking roll, let's try the one where everyone in the audience is armed as a solution to a guy up in a building sniping the shit out of everyone on the ground. Bet that little 'ol purse-pistol would work really fucking well too.

Guns are for killing, the more bullets the more killing. If you need to hunt, you don't need a bajillion bullets, unless you're hunting people. But Americans have swallowed the rhetoric that the number of bullets they can carry on their person is equivalent to the size of their balls. So here we are with an ordinary white guy with no radical affiliations choosing to exercise his second amendment rights by killing and wounding a record number of people.

It could have been prevented. Other civilized nations have figured it out. But we're a nation where dipshits are celebrated and elected king, so I guess we get what we deserve. And speaking of dipshits...

In a tweet Monday, Trump offered “My warmest condolences and sympathies to the victims and families of the terrible Las Vegas shooting. God bless you!” (AP)

President Dipshit-Dickhead isn't sufficiently educated (or smart enough to let those educated to help him) to know that you don't use "warmest" when people die. It's "sincerest". It's not Xmas you dumb fuck, it's mass murder.

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