A GOP loon is pushing to allow Reps to pack heat in the Capitol Building!! I guess they are feeling left out of the action, they want to gun down Democrats themselves, eliminating the middleman! They should go all the way in following Arizona’s example, and also allow booze in the Capitol Building. Redneck legislators, guns, booze & heated political debate – we can one-up the Ukrainians!
This kid was either defending himself from a dangerous 3-year old or trying to protect his future liberties from a known future islamocommunofascist. Wonder when the Open Carry nutjobs will be lobbying for kids to pack heat to protect themselves from their playmates?
Well it’s official now. As predicted, the SCOTUS has thrown out all gun control legislation. I wonder how many Columbines we need to go through before the pendulum begins to swing in the other direction? On a more humorous note, this would be a great time to get arrested for possessing a hand-grenade or an RPG, in order to take that case before the SCOTUS. The Constitution just says ‘arms,’ and I’m sure they never envisioned the weapons of 2010.
*Update 6/29/10* And don’t expect the SCOTUS to reverse their decision anytime soon – Obama’s nominee is Gun-Nuttier than the man she is replacing.
I’m probably poaching on Green Boy’s turf with this, but…
Q: What do you call a southern state allowing concealed weapons in churches?
A: Natural selection at work.
…and weirdly, goes by the sound-alike name McVey. It’s only a matter of time before one of these loonies, hopped up on wrong-wing hate radio, takes a shot at the Prez….
Armed protesters on the National Mall? On the anniversary of the Oklahoma City bombing?
Last summer I had remarked on how the complete repudiation of the GOP at the polls would spark a repeat of the wrong-wing wackiness and terror of the late ’90s. I was really expecting more militia activity, abortion clinic terror and media hate talk, all of which has been delivered.
But this so-called Open Carry protest has a whole different quality. The no-dick big-mouth gun nuts now strut into public, family settings like National Parks and Starbucks, brazenly displaying their ability to target and kill us with a squeeze of the trigger.
Now they are marching on the Capitol, brandishing weapons? Are these guys transforming into the Sinn Féin to the militia group’s IRA?
Seriously, it’s just a matter of time now before some wacko unloads on an elected leader or government official – or car bombs another Federal building. Make no mistake, this is terror of the early Nazi brownshirt variety, and the target is you, me and the rule of law.
Regardless of how lame the Obama Administration has been, the recent and upcoming SCOTUS rulings on gun control should be a wake-up call about how wrong the Naderites were about how there is ”no difference between the Democrats and Republicans.’ Shrubya had 8 years to replace retiring liberal and moderate justices with reactionary activists. The result? Sometime this summer you are going to wake up one morning in a country where all gun control laws have been abolished.
You can get a preview of things to come by watching the gun nuts parade around with their weapons in our restaurants and national parks. I bet it won’t be long before we have some dramatic shootout, where one of these unhinged, delusional vigilantes tries to stop an armed robbery and blows away some poor coffee patron. Or maybe a couple of these loons will shoot at each other, thinking they are stopping a robber! Hard to guess, but I’m sure it will happen soon, and sure it will be bloody.
Given the current extremists in the court, my guess is that we are one lawsuit away from a similar overturn of Roe v. Wade.
So stop your whining, suck it up and work hard to make Obama successful, now and in his next run – because we are just one Scalia or Thomas heart-attack away from an appointment of a real justice and a non-loony majority.
Remember Shrubya’s infamous “free speech” zones that he used to isolate protestors sometimes miles from where he might be speaking…all in the name of “security?”
In these days of mounting wrong-wing rage, featuring shouting lunatics in disrupting town hall meetings and outside overly armed nut jobs prowl around Presidential appearances waiting for some provokation to empty their magazines on their fellow Americans.
Forget “free speech” zones, the very thought has become horribly quaint – I propose that we establish “free fire” zones where the rageoids can be free to open fire. ESPN could even create a special channel to broadcast the wingnut on wingnut action while the rest of us can go on quietly and respectfully debating the important issues of the day.
Tip from General Contractor Buddy, Tennesseens can pack heat in bars. Let that sink in for a moment – rednecks…alchohol…guns…all in one place…
Still, it seems wiser than the Georgian’s desire to carry guns in airports – I’m still not sure what that was about. And of course you need to pack a piece to defend yourself against Yogi and Boo-Boo in the National Parks. Of course for some reason we still haven’t opened up churches to weapons of individual destruction in spite of the fact that killing in church appears to be all the rage. I mean nothing says “Jeebus loves you” like a bullet to the head, right? Just ask this pastor in Kentucky!