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Before I write what hopefully will be a tasteful satire about gun control, (no promises) I just want to layout that I’m in favor of what I call commonsense gun control. That a majority of Americans support that’s aimed at preventing crazy and ignorant people, as well as criminals from getting guns in America. Not aimed at preventing the country as a whole from getting and owning guns in America. Just the stupid and crazy people as well as the criminals.
Having said all of that in, (wow five lines and a whole word) for anyone whose keeping score at home and if you are you have too much free time. That unless we no longer have a need what I call stupid/crazy control in America, that has less dumb-asses and nuts walking free on the street, look I’m not in favor of locking people up for being stupid or crazy, just when they act on those things and innocent people on the street are hurt as a result, but unless we do a better job of educating people in this country so we have fewer dropouts and less unsuccessful adults, we are going to have to have the Right to Self-Defense in America.
As long as we have people believing that can’t make it in mainstream society because they lack the skills to do so and go crazy as a result and decide to take their frustrations out on innocent people, children even, we aren’t going to have enough law enforcement to be able to protect everyone. Because unless you want to live in a police state, law enforcement will always be outnumbered by the non-law enforcement public in America. And part of that public are people who believe the government is out to get them. And they need to strike before they get stricken and innocent people are hurt as a result.
Like I said I’m for what I call basic commonsense gun control America. But without real stupid/crazy-control and as long as criminals can get guns on the black market when honest people are waiting for their background check to clear and we have so many ignorant and crazy people on the street we are going to continue to see Newtown’s, Aurora’s, Houston’s, Atlanta’s, Tucson’s even. You think a U.S. Representative being shot in the head two-years ago would’ve woken us up from our coma about this.
And Gabbie Giffords too was shot by an ignorant crazy person who for the rest of his life will be remembered for shooting a U.S. Representative in the head. Because as a society we weren’t able to figure out that this man was not quite all there. Perhaps three beers short of a six-pack and we weren’t able to get him the help he needed that would’ve prevented Representative Giffords from being shot in the head by him.
You can pass all the gun-control laws possible, but as long as we have too many people in this country who lack the basic skills to be successful in life and live in their own world mentally, so far away that the Star Trek Enterprise couldn’t even find them, (for all you Star Trek fans out there) passing any new gun control laws will be as useful as throwing a glass of water on a burning house. Instead save that glass of water for when you are thirsty.
And we are going to continue to lose innocent people children even to unnecessary gun violence because we are not educating enough people with the skills to succeed in life and not diagnosing enough people who need mental healthcare in order to function in a responsible way. Gun control, again gun control and not people control is a solution, but only one solution to a much larger problem in America. What we really need is stupid and crazy control.
What we should do along with commonsense gun control that prevents criminals whether they are stupid, or crazy, or both, (now there’s a warped personality for you) but continues to allow sane responsible intelligent people from continuing to own guns. As long as they continue to meet that criteria and don’t hurt innocent people. But to go along with commonsense gun control, we need stupid and crazy control. Isolate the crazy and stupid people who live in their own worlds and don’t know what the hell they are doing from mainstream society. And let good responsible people live free.