Speaking of brilliant ideas: let's stop subsidizing gun violence. Armsdealers have the NRA to help them make money, they don't need the taxpayers.
Just when I thought that right-wing loons could not get any more ridiculous with their 'Obama wants your guns' paranoia and hysteria…Lou Dobbs opens his big fat mouth and proves me wrong. Here's what Dobbs had to say about President Obama and his supposed assault on the constitution. Apparently, Dobbs' decade long slide into total madness continues unabated.
The president is so committed to constraining or dismissing outright our 2nd Amendment rights, it makes you wonder why he's not ridding the Constitution of the 1st Amendment as well. Assembly, free expression, freedom of religion, at least the right to assemble, then implement a curfew, shut down the sale of liquor and drugs. Why don't we close down all the bars and nightclubs, get people off our mean streets in the late hours all across America. That might have economic consequences, right?
You've got to wonder why the president doesn't double down in his assault on the Constitution, taking on not only the Second, but the First Amendment, the Fourth, the Fourteenth. There may be a reason he's begun with the 2nd Amendment. Without our rights under the Second Amendment, removing the rest of our Bill of Rights would be a lot easier. Wouldn't it?
Let's hope everyone understands the priorities of the left here and the reasons they're beginning their effort to roll back our 2nd Amendment rights.
Your Fox crazies at work, folks. Glenn Beck could not have worded conspiracy-minded garbage of that sort any better.
Sometimes I have to wonder if jackasses like Dobbs actually believe the nonsense they spew in their daily anti-Obama tirades or is it all one big fucking game for them. Really, how ignorant and filled with hate must one be to actually believe that the president's request for sensible gun laws is somehow a prelude to annihilating the Bill of Rights?
And meanwhile, feeble-minded monkeys who actually believe the bullshit and fear-mongering uttered by the likes of Dobbs, are on a gun-buying frenzy. Guns and ammunition sales have gone through the roof with an emphasis on purchases of semiautomatic rifles and high capacity magazines which are selling at five times the price they were selling a few weeks back.
"If I had 1,000 AR-15s I could sell them in a week," said Jack Smith, an independent gun dealer in Des Moines, referring to the popular style of semiautomatic rifle that drew national attention after Adam Lanza used one to kill 20 children and 6 adults at a Newtown school. "When I close, they beat on the glass to be let in," Mr. Smith said of his customers. "They'll wave money at me."
Dale Raby, who manages one of two Gus's Guns shops in Green Bay, Wis., said his inventory of guns and ammunition was almost cleaned out, and that most of the interest was in AR-15-style rifles.
"I had almost fistfights over the remaining inventory of that type gun," he said.
While gun manufacturers and dealers laugh all the way to the bank, twenty 6-year-olds lie buried as do another917 Americans killed by gunshots since the Newtown shooting…but the real craziness has not yet begun. That will happen tomorrow when the President presents his proposals for saner gun laws. That's when the screeching from every
self-proclaimed patriot Ted Nugent-loving sociopath with a gun fetish begins in earnest.
It's almost enough to make one lose their faith in humanity.
Texas wants a showdown with the feds over something, anything they don't care what. An unconstitutional law that would make enforcing federal weapons laws a felony in the state will work just as well as defying the Supreme Court and teaching Creationism or refusing to implement the Affordable Care Act. They don't care, any issue will do.