I have to commend the gun-reformists on making me and the rest of the “child murderers” rich as fuck. RGR is now well above +20% gains from my bottom-ticking buy in December.
I can only lay the gratitude for this bounty at the feet of Obama, Biden, Piers Morgan, and the city of Chicago. Thanks to their obnoxious paternalism and almost knee jerk grab for the most childishly simplistic solution available, tens of millions of people can’t order firearms fast enough.
This is Chik-fil-A all over again. Those of us who absolutely love pointless rules, poorly worded laws, long discussions to nowhere, and big “cozy feeling” bodies of public aid workers (especially if they have flashy titles) are just determined to “punish” the rest of us with blessings of blow out, “never-been-this-profitable-before” quarters.
I am obliged to accept these “punishments”. Please, “punish” all of my stocks with record sales. For surely I deserve it…
Biden is currently in negotiations with that dreaded lobby group the NRA – which is most definitely not “grassroots”, nor does it represent anyone (perhaps with the one little exception of at least 30 million of the 60+ million gun owners in this country).
Meanwhile, the most recent Gallop poll shows a majority of Americans *shock* still don’t support the assault weapons ban. That’s probably just from the fact that anyone with 5 minutes of free time and an Ethernet connection can conduct enough research to convince themselves that the last one accomplished nothing.
I’m sure such inconveniences will easily be bridged by our hard working, “much much smarter than you”, US press corps – diligently glossing over any story that doesn’t strictly conform to the favored New York City message (don’t own guns, just use the money from your NYSE to hire 35,000 armed police…)
Meanwhile, I wait with anticipation for the next Piers Morgan interview. I’m told this time they intend to drag in an 11 year old girl with tourettes, the tire from an ’04 Stratus, and some road kill for him to show off his amazing debate skills on, in real time of course.
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haha liked the ending..
unfortunately, not liking having chose swhc over rgr. thing is hardly moving.
I chose RGR for the divvy and thought SWHC would be the one ripping.
I too chose SWHC over RGR. Does anyone know which of the two companies produces the most assault rifles?
any thought on the EO 0bama is threatening with here?
He can fuck around with the numbers in existing laws, but if he pushes too hard he risks Supreme Court challenges that could actually threaten what little power he has.
Presidents always talk a big game, but the gun lobby and gun groups are very good and smacking that nonsense down.
Of course you can’t stop *all* mass murders or stop *all* nutjobs from getting hold of a weapon.
However, the point is to *reduce* the occurrence of mass murders and *reduce* the number of folks killed in one incident. Every life saved counts.
Graph shows the 1994 – 2004 assault weapons ban did slow down the number of mass murder victims and number of mass murders per year while it was in effect: http://www.flickr.com/photos/therachelmaddowshow/8281294521/sizes/l/in/photostream/
As far as the second Ammendment, let the Supreme Court decide, but there is a good argument for saying that our Founding Fathers expected citizens to have armaments to protect themselves from individual harm, not the equivalent of nuclear weapons of mass destruction. The Court may well decide that the constitution never intended that guns should have unbridled and unlimited capabilities. Where do you draw the line – automatic weapons, then bazookas, then missile launchers, then small ICBMs. Technology is far, far from what it was when the Constitution was written, and the impact of social misfits who misuse technology is far different than then, too.
Technological advancements have absolutely no baring on constitutional rights, pal.
“Back in Ben Franklin’s time, you had to print one pamphlet at a time, using a print you assembled by hand.
Now we have these computers, and ideas can be disseminated in an instant.
Ideas are way more dangerous than weapons. First amendment rights need to be checked to counter these more advanced technologies. Besides, the founders never intended for you to be able to communicate with this many people.”
Same form of argument. Doesn’t hold up. You could argue that the government has a right to regulate what kind of weapons are in circulation, because on that count, the constitution sort of contradicts itself. But in no way can technology ever negate a legal right.
Also, no that graph is crap. They’ve screwed around with the scale to make it look more terrible than it is. And I have no idea how they’re scoring “mass murders”.
Plus, in order to know for sure what impact gun control would have, you would also need to count all the “mass murders” that didn’t happen because of the presence of defensive weapons.
Good luck getting that kind of data.
After 9/11 certain constitutional freedoms were thrown out in the interest of protecting the public. Never say never.
The passage of time certainly does change interpretations of the constitution. I am not saying this will happen, but I cannot rule it out.
The graph is simple. The Washington post identified the “12 deadlist shootings” (i.e., the top ranked for the most people killed during one rampage) over the timeframe. The scale is linear – no scale manipulation. Clearly there are a lot more heavy-duty mass shootings now than before.
A number of authors have pointed out that it has gradually gotten much harder to get people committed who are nuts and who are not yet violent but could become so. That is also an outgrowth of personal liberties interpretation of the constitution.
You are correct, the scale is linear. It is also zoomed way in. If you pan out and compare alongside other samples of other kinds of crime, I am insinuating that the graph is insignificant.
Also, I think if you expand the timeline, you would also find that it is mostly noise.
Plus, I can easily explain the increase in violence on other things, such as contempt for government by the public never being greater. With the last ten years of activity (Patriot Act, Bank Bailouts, extreme changes that have occured), I know plenty of people who have expressed an urge to lash out. The easiest way to lash out is with violence.
I also doubt you will affect this lashing out much with gun control. And I have no desire to be subjected to an infringement of freedom just so I can be proven correct in that hypothesis.
Cain – something is afoot with URRE. This huge move is backed with volume.
It looks like this company has a future now. That was unsure before the CCJ deal.