Tuesday, January 25, 2011

Guns don't kill people but they sure make it easy

So it's been a little over 2 weeks since the tragic shootings in Tuscon. It would seem the stage has been set for an honest debate on sensible gun laws.

And yet we are already hearing the same old bullshit line, 'guns don't kill people, people kill people' from the gun lobby and the politicians they have bought and paid for.

Apparently this 'argument' works on some people. "Yeah, they're right, that gun didn't walk out of the house and shoot itself at those people! It's not the poor gun's fault!"

You know what? It kinda is the poor gun's fault. Because it's a hell of a lot easier to take someone out with an AK-47 than it is using your bare hands or even a knife. Have you ever tried killing someone without a gun? It's fucking hard. When you get close to people they can fight back. And would-be murder victims are typically a feisty bunch.

Unless, of course, they've got a few lead slugs bouncing around their brain. That tends to mellow them out a bit.

So, to settle this debate once and for all, I've come up with the perfect solution.

I hereby challenge any gun supporter to a duel. My weapon? A Glock 19 with a 31-magazine clip. You, my opponent, will get your choice of a switchblade, a baseball bat or a crowbar.

Ready, killer?

1 comment:

  1. There was a great article about gun control in last week's Economist.

    Those clinging to the Second Amendment need to consider the time, place and matter it was drafted. Want to bear arms? Fantstic — here's your musket.