Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Never let a crisis go to waste

Well, here they go again, attempting to solve a non-existent problem with an ineffective solution:
Leading U.S. Senate Democrats on Monday urged quick passage of legislation defeated last year to impose additional gun controls in the wake of the weekend mass shooting in Florida.
Four Democratic senators, led by Chuck Schumer of New York, the No. 2 Senate Democrat, called for immediate passage of a bill preventing people on "terror watch lists" and other "suspected terrorists" from buying firearms or explosives.
Never mind that the so-called "watch list" involves no due process and so depriving someone of a constitutional right on that sort of basis is blatantly unconstitutional. Progressives -- liberals, Democrats, whatever -- don't care about that sort of thing. They know that depriving law-abiding people of their right to keep and bear arms will have no effect on whether criminals can get guns, but they don't care. An armed populace frightens them, and they want to put an end to it. They would much rather disarm the U.S. population than admit that the problem is Islamist terrorism, which they don't actually want to do anything about.

I say fuck 'em. If we're under attack from Islamist terrorists -- and we are -- the last thing I want is for some big-government fuck-chops to disarm me. So suck it, Chuck. This post still applies. As does the update.

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