How about those 23 EO’s that President Boy Genius put out yesterday, huh? Sheer shit sandwich, weren’t they? They will do absolutely zero to curb issues like Sandy Hook, but sure open the door to the destruction of personal liberty.
But that was always the real purpose, wasn’t it?
It only sounded good to the liberals, the media and dumbasses – but I repeat myself.
In the same way that we have noted that there is rank stupidity about how food gets to a grocery store in Manhattan or that if God had not intended us to eat animals, he would not have made them out of meat – tasty, tasty meat, the New York Times actually provided a graphic used along with an insipid article in the Seattle Times about what makes a standard, garden variety AR-15 an “assault weapon”.
If you are drinking your coffee, please put it down. I am not responsible for damage to your keyboard:
According to this graphic, apparently the cosmetic features of an AR-15 make it super-deadly. Notice that they list “grenade launcher” as a feature as if you can just drive to the gun store and get one or Cabelas has them on sale – when it is only a useless barrel feature that is only there to remain true to the original military design. I haven’t heard of any murders that have been carried out with a grenade launcher, have you? I don’t think you can get grenades at Wal-Mart…maybe they carry those in Chicago but they don’t at the Super Wal-Mart in New Albany, Mississippi.
But “grenade launcher” sounds extreme and immediately generates fear, so while it is a barrel mount that is functionally useless to the user of the weapon, it is useful in scaring the massed herds of Eloi.
This is pure idiocy of the highest order. This was done to scare the ignorant people in New York City and other liberal bastions around the country – like Seattle. Out of every feature they list, there is only one, the magazine, that is even mildly related to anything functional on the weapon at all. Notice that they never even mention semi-automatic vs. fully automatic modes which is the only real characteristic change that would make this an “assault weapon”. All the rest are essentially cosmetic.
But it looks scary.
Secondly, I think I have figured out what is wrong with most people. The majority of Americans today have a type of thinking which I would describe as ‘magical’, except a friend of mine corrected me on that, and said no serious magical practitioner would think that way. So perhaps a better adjective would be to describe the thought processes of most Americans as *infantile*. An infant throws a tantrum, and milk magically appears. An infant throws another tantrum, and a scary looking object from their room is hurriedly taken away by an adult.
In the past, at some point, adults stopped giving this instantaneous gratification to children when they reached a certain age, but nowadays, parents keep treating their children in an infantile fashion until they are 18. Such as a recent experience of mine, a friend of mine who is a music teacher got fired. For attempting to do his job and having the audacity to suggest to a student that since his face was growing (caused by a thing called puberty) it might improve his trumpet playing if he switched to a different mouthpiece.
Student immediately went home and cried to his parents. “Wah! Mean old teacher says my trumpet playing isn’t perfect! Mean old teacher is trying to make me do things I don’t want to do, like using a different mouthpiece on my trumpet!”
The parents (being just as infantile themselves) went to the school board and threw a tantrum of their own, until the board agreed to give them their instantaneous gratification and fired the teacher.
There is a big problem with retaining this infantile desire for instantaneous, complete, gratification, to adulthood. It requires a fairly large support structure. In infants, this support structure comes from the parents, or other nearby adults. This doesn’t work so well with adults, if you have 300 million adults, in a country, how are you going to provide the support structure to provide ALL of them with instantaneous gratification? Either you will have to pick which ones get the gratification, at the expense of the rest, (which doesn’t work real well, since the ‘rest’ are equally infantile, and expect gratification themselves, not providing it to others) or else somehow force people in other countries to provide the gratification for the infantile people in your own country (which also doesn’t work very well, sooner or later it will start a war).
Anyway, how this infantile behavior relates to the demands for gun control, is that babyish people refuse to acknowledge that maniacs exist in the world, and there is nothing the government can do to prevent them from trying to kill others. If you refuse to acknowledge that ATTEMPTS at mass murder simply can’t be 100% prevented, then you will throw a tantrum at any solution (such as arming people) that acknowlege that such attempts as murder will sometimes occur, and try to find a way of stopping them when they do occur. Instead, the infantile people demand that the government ‘somehow’ prevent all attempts at mass murder, like a baby demanding that it’s parents remove a scary toy it is frightened of, from it’s nursery. Rather than telling people to grow up (which might cost him votes), Obama is handing them a pacifier. It accomplishes nothing, but it shuts baby up.
But we must be dumber yet to allow these idiots to be in charge.