Saturday, June 20, 2015

We Live In A Sick Society

More gun violence equals more gun sales or what's good for the funeral industry is good for Smith and Wesson.

The irony of the gun control debate is that when it seems tighter gun control policy is coming, sales spike.
"[W]e experienced strong consumer demand for our firearm products following a new administration taking office in Washington, D.C. in 2009," said the management of gunmaker Smith & Wesson.

And, of course, having a scary, black president is good for gun sales, too. Really, nothing slows them down. Yee ha!

That's when President Barack Obama moved into the White House.

The thought of a President Cuomo is starting to sound better. Once again, I thank God for life in a relatively gun sane state. 

On his website, gun advocate John Lott writes: “Not surprising that yet another mass public shooting has taken place where guns were banned. Yet, again, the ban only ensured that the victims were vulnerable…. With the exception of just two cases, all the mass public shootings since at least 1950 have occurred where guns are banned. This tragic case is no different.”

Elsewhere online, National Rifle Association board member Charles Cotton wrote, “Eight of [Pinckney’s] church members who might be alive if he had expressly allowed members to carry handguns in church are dead. Innocent people died because of his position on a political issue.”

Yes, because you should certainly have to expect to go armed to a Bible study group. The answer is always more guns. 

President Obama expressed frustration over the politics of gun control.

“Once again, innocent people were killed in part because someone who wanted to inflict harm had no trouble getting their hand on a gun,” he said. “At some point, we as a country will have to reckon with the fact that this type of mass violence does not happen in other advanced countries. It doesn't happen in other places with this kind of frequency.”

“I say that recognizing the politics in this town foreclose a lot of those avenues right now,” Obama continued. “But it would be wrong for us not to acknowledge it. And at some point it’s going to be important for the American people to come to grips with it, and for us to be able to shift how we think about the issue of gun violence collectively.”

“I’ve had to make statements like this too many times,” Obama said. “Communities like this have had to endure tragedies like this too many times.” (“By my count, this will be at least the 14th time Pres Obama has made a statement on a shooting attack,” CBS News White House correspondent Mark Knoller tweeted.)

Dead of the night, just outlaw their shit. Ask Andrew for instructions. Or at least that's how the pro-gun propaganda here goes. The courts have called bullshit on that. There's a sickness in our country.

Every day in the U.S., an average of 289 people are shot. Eighty-six of them die: 30 are murdered, 53 kill themselves, two die accidentally, and one is shot in a police intervention, the Brady Campaign reports.

And the cure is more guns, just ask Wayne LaPierre.

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