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Guns, Gats, Rods, Roscoes & Heaters

By Burt Prelutsky · Jan. 5, 2013

By this time, everyone in America has commented on the massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, so I suppose I might as well toss in my two cents worth. It was a heart-wrenching event and I personally hope that there is a Hell and that young Mr. Lanza will spend eternity being roasted over a slow fire. But I don't blame his guns. I don't blame the NRA. I don't even blame the movies. I blame him. I also blame society.

Unlike some, I don't blame society because Americans love their guns and, as a result, there are millions and millions of guns running around loose. I fault society because there are so many evil lunatics like Mr. Lanza being allowed to run around loose.

Every time I hear about a person who requires meds in order to achieve something resembling mental stability, lest he lapse back into schizophrenia or paranoia, I say to myself, that person should be institutionalized because crazy people can't be depended upon to faithfully take their medications. And anyone who thinks it's a good idea to let them roam free is crazier than they are. Quite often, these self-righteous oafs are card-carrying members of the ACLU.

I am not suggesting electric shock treatment or lobotomies for people like Mr. Lanza or Jared Loughner, the cuckoo who shot Rep. Giffords. I simply think that they should have been institutionalized long before they finally called public attention to themselves by killing large groups of innocent strangers.

The way things are stacked these days, you have a better chance of getting Barack Obama recalled than you have of committing a ticking time bomb before he detonates.

Speaking of Obama, there's only one bright spot in the economy that he can take credit for: gun sales. Smith & Wesson, along with every other gun manufacturer, is enjoying – you should pardon the expression – booming sales. There are a number of possible reasons for this. To begin with, some people are afraid that Obama, a big fan of the U.N., is about to go along with the group's desire to confiscate firearms. Some people fear that Obama, who has shown an unhealthy appetite for ruling by presidential fiat, is establishing a banana republic without the bananas. Others just want to be able to confront the IRS on something like equal terms once push comes to shove over ObamaCare.

What I find fascinating about the current war on guns is that the person who has come up with the latest piece of legislation is none other than Sen. Dianne Feinstein, who had led an earlier crusade against gun ownership until it was discovered that she, herself, regularly carried a gat in her purse. If I were a senator, especially one who had vowed to get to the bottom of the security leaks that wound up in the NY Times and then never did a thing about it, I'd probably lug around a shotgun. After all, some people take it personally when America's national security is jeopardized for no better reason than to make Obama's foreign policy look good on that rag's front page.

One hears that the schools should teach gun safety. It's safe to assume that teachers, 99% of whom are liberals, would merely try to convince the kids that guns are intrinsically evil. Only a pinhead would fail to recognize that guns are the best way to confront those who are doing most of the killing these days, they being jihadists employing car bombs and land mines.

Besides, teachers can't even teach their young charges to read, write and do math. Instead of trying to make schools weapon-free zones, and inevitably failing, they should have off-duty cops on patrol, ready at a moment's notice to gun down armed nut-jobs, drug dealers and schoolyard bullies.

Some of the anti-gun advocates have called Hollywood on the carpet for romanticizing violence. I'm all for chastising Hollywood, but we all grew up watching westerns and war movies, and most of us didn't end up popping our corks. We recognized that we were watching John Wayne, Gary Cooper, Jimmy Stewart, Humphrey Bogart and Gregory Peck. They were the good guys and when somebody had to deal with bad guys, whether they were cattle rustlers, bank robbers or Nazis, hot lead was what they were asking for and hot lead is what they got.

Instead of attacking Hollywood because of phony violence, I would prefer to see people like Jamie Fox being ridiculed for referring to Barack Obama as “our lord and savior,” or Matt Damon and Gus Van Sant for turning out “Promised Land,” an anti-fracking piece of cinematic propaganda. Because Hollywood already takes itself so seriously, the worst thing you can do is to follow their example and make them feel even more important than they already do.

In closing, I would like to leave you with these three thoughts: One, Henry Ford is alleged to have said, “Any man who thinks he can be happy and prosperous by letting the Government take care of him, better take a closer look at the American Indian.”

Two: Susan Ertz said, “Millions long for immortality who don't know what to do with themselves on a rainy Sunday afternoon.”

Three: I say that it's not easy to be a Pollyanna when two of the biggest human disasters are sitting in the Oval Office and running the U.S. Senate, but I feel compelled to say that I for one am extremely grateful that it's been ages since I've seen those two obnoxious caveman in a TV commercial.

Although, if I were given the choice, I'd prefer to see the two cavemen running things in Washington and those other two Neanderthals, Obama and Reid, trying to sell me precious metals or wart removers on the tube.

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75 Comments

Kevin from Arkansas in USA said:

Burt: You are spot on correct with paragraphs 3 - 5.

And ....

"There are a number of possible reasons for this. To begin with, some people are afraid that Obama, a big fan of the U.N., is about to go along with the group's desire to confiscate firearms. "

Lest we forget the the horrors of gun confiscation in the 20th Century:

Governments murdered four times as many civilians as were killed in all the international and domestic wars combined.

Governments murdered millions more people than were killed by common criminals.

How could governments kill so many people? The governments had the power - and the people, the victims, were unable to resist. The victims were unarmed.

The Genocide Chart: http://jpfo.org/filegen-a-m/deathgc.htm#chart

Thomas Jefferson; “When governments fear the people, there is liberty. When the people fear the government, there is tyranny. The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government.”

George Mason: "To disarm the people [is] the best and most effectual way to enslave them."

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:20 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Kevin: Right you are. Well, you and Jefferson, at any rate.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 12:25 AM

Howard Last in Wyoming said:

"One hears that the schools should teach gun safety. It's safe to assume that teachers, 99% of whom are liberals, would merely try to convince the kids that guns are intrinsically evil."

Burt, One group that teaches gun safety is the Boy Scouts. I am a Merit Badge Counselor, Certified Firearms Instructor and Range Safety Officer. Two of the Merit Badges I teach are Rifle Shooting and Shotgun. The Scouts learn gun safety, gun handling, marksmanship and range procedures. They also learn about different types of firearms as well as types of ammunition. I also coached the rifle teams in two high schools. The other place youngsters learn about firearms is gun clubs. Almost every gun club has a junior program. You never hear of a shooting or gun accident at any of the above. If there was the liberal press (a redundancy in most cases) would blast it (no pun intended) all over the place. I attended Brooklyn Technical High School, class of 1962. The boys on the rifle team would carry their rifles to school and back on the subway . Surprise surprise there was never anyone shot.

The major shooting event in the U.S. is the National Matches at Camp Perry Ohio. Besides competing in .22 rifle the youngsters also compete in high power. The most common firearm used is the AR-15. Several hundred adults and youngsters take part. Again you never hear of anyone being shot.

And when it comes to safety in schools, Israel has had a program in place since the 1970's where administrators, teaches, parents and grandparents are armed and trained. They have to contend with trained armed fanatics. This program has stopped all attacks in their schools.

When it comes to gun safety who would you want teaching it? NRA certified instructors or liberal politicians?

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:10 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Howard: For teaching gun safety, the NRA. For demonstrating the dangers of mishandling guns, liberal politicians.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:06 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, I guess you heard, guns only have two dangers, Rust and Politicians.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:06 PM

WTD in AZ replied:

Thanks Howard for your continuing Scouting efforts. All the boys you've mentored are the life-long beneficiaries. Thank God that the BSA has resisted years of virulent PC attacks. All of us are the beneficiaries even the liberals who have long sought to destroy a worthy organization

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Wayne in Hinesville, GA said:

When the liberals fought for and changed the rules on committing those with mental issues they empowered the Lanza's and the Loughner's of the country. I love the hypocricy of the left, ie, the newspaper printing the names and address's of people who had a permit to own a gun and then when the outrage started the idiots hired armed guards to protect them. Typical leftwing loonies who see nothing wrong with them having armed guards but the individual homeowner shouldn't have a gun to protect themselves and their families. I am now convinced that liberalism should be classifed as a mental illness and included in the manual psychiatrists and psychologists use to determine what type of illness they suffer from.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:45 AM

Bob in Oxford, CT replied:

Right On Sarge. Like I mentioned before, Newtown had a major mental health facility that the libs closed own. I find it ironic and extremely sad.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:59 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Old Sarge: I agree. And since the shrinks determined that homosexuality isn't a mental disorder, there's a slot in the manual just waiting to be filled by liberals.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Willis in San Diego replied:

Ha,ha, that's exactly what Michael Savage has been saying for a number of years, that "Liberalism is a mental disorder".
It really does makes sense the more you see their reasoning [il-logic] and actions, although insanity might be a better classification for liberalism... Ok, I would agree to tame it down to simple madness!

If listening to the ramblings that Comrade Obama, Biden the Buffoon, Madame Pelosi, and Ratso Reid say on a regular basis isn't proof enough for you (let alone the countless myriad of other liberal loonies), then you'd better seek your own psychiatric help!

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:56 AM

Willis in San Diego replied:

I'm sorry to be so offensive and insulting, but I have to say I think Harry Reid is more a weasel than a rat!

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:58 AM

Robinius in Broomfield, Colorado replied:

Willis, your comments are very denigrating...to rats or weasels.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 4:43 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

You are most correct, Weasels and Rats have a role in the ecosystem, Harry Reid is a waste of skin.....

Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:31 AM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

"Every time I hear about a person who requires meds in order to achieve something resembling mental stability, lest he lapse back into schizophrenia or paranoia, I say to myself, that person should be institutionalized because crazy people can't be depended upon to faithfully take their medications. And anyone who thinks it's a good idea to let them roam free is crazier than they are. Quite often, these self-righteous oafs are card-carrying members of the ACLU."

Some of this can be traced back to Jeraldo Riverias report on Willowbrook Hospital in S.I. NY. It was a state run facility (note the words state run) that was rightfully closed due to the horrid conditions within its walls. Many liberals, then jumped on the "we can treat them on the outside" bandwagon, and as such, we now see crazies, walking around. (Hmm, libs and crazies, kindred spirits no?) The point is, as you've mentioned Burt, is that this is all well and good, except, those in needs of meds, usually either forget to take them, renew them, and then just drop out of sight.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:12 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: I'm guessing they drop out of sight only to reappear every four years and vote for people like Obama.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:10 PM

wjm in Colorado said:

Liberals are insane. Gun sales are skyrocketting. Do the liberals believe all these thousands of new purchases will just be registered or turned in when they outlaw or attempt a National Registry? When their attempt to restrict weapons again fails, watch them attempt next to regulated ammunition. Stock up patriots.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 10:43 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

wjm: Right you are. I even know the slogan they'll come up with: "Guns Don't Kill People, Bullets Do."

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:11 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY replied:

Burt, if that wasn't so true, it'd really be funny. But don't give them any ammunition for ideas and slogans. (Pun intended)

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:10 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: I figure if I say it first, maybe they won't say it second.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

DaneChile in Unknown replied:

They already have the goons to do it: OSHA and NLRB. Between the two of them, all ammo plants could be brought to a stop.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:00 PM

Tex Horn in Texas said:

The insane "reasoning" behind gun control is beyond me. Ban a 30-round magazine and the killings will stop? What kind of thinking is this? There is no thinking, only an emotional reaction to a horrible event. Here's how it goes: a horrible crime is committed by a insane person with a gun and the result is that every sane gun owner is punished. Where is the logic in that? Now, it looks as if numerous Republicans are ready to join the insanity of the Democrats in banning something related to guns. I can only pray that gun owners will refuse to relinquish their guns when the ATF comes for them.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:07 AM

Mindblown in Flyover USA replied:

Tex - The crazy thing (and aren't most liberals?) is that what is being proposed is a "collective" solution to an "individual" problem. The loonies must have their individual rights protected at the expensive of the masses of non-loonie innocents.

We don't have a gun problem we have a mental illness problem. And I'm not sure psychiatrists and psychologists are willing to stand up and say that a patient should be institutionalized. If they are they are put on a routine in a controlled environment and medicated then assessed -- Wow, this guy/gal has been here for a month and has displayed no signs of threat or agression to anyone including himself. He must be well enough to be released. Patient released -- no routine, no daily meds, slips back into whatever psychotic world he lives in because there is no controlled environment. Shampoo, rinse, repeat. That's the state of mental health care now.

BTW just think of the new jobs created in the health care field if some of these institutions were re-opened. There could be short-term rehab/evaluation, convalescent, assisted living, etc., just like what's available for seniors. If it's not stigmatizing for seniors why should it be for loonies?

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Tex: The notion that limiting the number of rounds that can be fired at a single time will decrease violence makes as much sense as Bloomberg's banning of 32-ounce drinks will decrease obesity in NYC by forcing people to buy two 16-ouncers.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:14 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Burt, in the future refer to the mayor of the peoples republik of NYC as"BloominIdiot". It fits perfectly.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:04 PM

Robinius in Broomfield, Colorado replied:

Burt, I agree with you nearly always but I've got to say I can see no reason for a 30 round magazine for nonmilitary purposes. If a hunter can't bring down a deer or elk with less than 6 or 10 rounds he should stay home. Anyone at a shooting range that needs a 30 round magazine is lazy. If 30 rounds is OK why not a 100 round magazine? In my youth my father taught me gun safety. My grandfather hunted rabbit and squirrel with a .22 rifle as a boy because he couldn't afford a shotgun. He put food on his family's table without a tommy gun and I bet some hunters today could too. Oh, and if someone breaks into your home and you can't stop him with 10 shots are 20 more going to do the job?
I'm all for gun ownership and the 2nd amendment, I just think we should be prudent about it. Tell me why I'm wrong, please?

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 5:09 PM

Army Officer (Ret) in Kansas replied:

"Tell me why I'm wrong..."

Too easy: the federal government does not have the authority to ban them.

Now, pick some random object in your house that YOU like that doesn't harm anyone and justify why you should be able to keep it. If I, Nancy Pelosi, Joe Biden, Harry Reid, and Barrack Obama do not agree with you we get to take it. And if you resist the FBI sends a SWAT team to your house to murder you like they did to Vicki Weaver and the Branch Davidians.

See how that works?

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:40 PM

Stephen in NH replied:

In their writings, the founders made clear that one purpose of the S.A. was prevent the government from becoming tyrannical in nature and a threat to the civilian population.

Some argue that our forefathers did not expect us to own so called “assault rifles” and magazines capable of holding multiple rounds. That is incorrect.

They clearly expected citizens to maintain a level of arms and marksmanship reasonably equal to those of the government. The knew weapons would change over time and didn't want future generations crippled by legislating what we could or couldn't have. Well. Within reason, of course.

Those who want to shred our Constitution and bring down our Republic fear an AR15 or M1A with a 20 round magazine far more than they fear a single-shot musket.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 9:24 PM

wjm in Colorado replied:

It has nothing to do with hunting, but an abilty to counter tyranny.

Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:34 AM

tdrag in South Carolina replied:

Robinius, If you are a hunter then you know that hunting rifles, whether they are the traditional rifle configuration or an AR pattern rifle are limited to not more than 5 rounds in the magazine. As far as stopping an intruder with 10 shots, I have never heard anyone who has been in a gun fight wishing they had brought less ammunition. We are facing an "intruder" who wants more than our jewelry. This intruder is the one the Founders envisioned when they wrote the Second Amendment. your exaggeration of this issue is childish Liberal spew.

Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:26 PM

tdrag in South Carolina replied:

Tex, the Libs know good and well that banning magazines and rifles that have pistol grips, flash suppressors or bayonet lugs will not make a bit of difference to the next Adam Lanza. They know that soon some idiot will shoot up one of their precious "gun free zones" and then they will be back to take away the few firearms we have left along with the steak knives you got as a wedding present thirty years ago. Our fight starts now, and we cannot give up anything. We must fight them in the legislature and courts and failing that through civil disobedience. But we must fight!

Monday, January 7, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

I may be the only person in the world to cringe more than you do when I see or hear Reid pontificate in his little whiney, wheedling, nasal voice. Imagine your feelings if he were from your state.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:04 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: I get to hear Jerry Brown, Maxine Waters, Barbara Boxer, Dianne Feinstein, Brad Sherman, Gavin Newsome and Henry Waxman. Isn't that punishment enough for my sins?

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:16 PM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV replied:

You got me beat......You win

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:07 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: That's one contest I wish I could lose.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:06 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Oh my! We should send Burt cards, letters, flowers or something from time to time. It is easy to forget he lives in the SR of CA. I feel for you, Burt.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 5:43 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

George: I thought you were going to mention that today is my birthday, which it is. But I'll accept gifts--cash preferred--any day of the year.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:07 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Seriously, Happy Birthday, Burt ! I would sing, but they would kick us out. Well, just because you are another year older doesn't mean you can slack off. Keep it coming at us, Burt. We need you.

Have a good one.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:24 PM

richard ryan in Lamar,Missouri replied:

Burt, permit me to extend a belated happy birthday wish from southwest Missouri.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 11:34 AM

M Rick Timms MD in Georgia said:

Burt,

The problem is obvious to any sane person.

Of the four killers involved at Aurora, Arizona, Newtown and Fort Hood-
Three wide-eyed Nut jobs and a Radical Islamic Jihadist-

Three of them were already seeing Psychiatrists - and the fourth guy Is One!

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:32 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doc Sims: Well-said.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

"The problem is obvious to any sane person."

We're talking Liberals, Right?

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:59 PM

Merry in Cave Creek, AZ said:

Fact is ALL laws are created with the lowest common denominator in mind. In fact ALL publik skools (or the Dept of Ed) design the curriculum in the same manner. Whenever gubmint is involved it's a mess. Examples like ridiculous speed limits abound in spite of the fact that the newly licensed 16 year old with a rickety first car is far less competent than the 35 year old with experience and a more than capable car. In the quest to "save lives" the ignorant in gubmint decided to make manufacturers re-tool to harden and further reinforce the roofs of SUVs at a cost of billions to "protect" the 300 or so idiots who roll them. What is so amazing is the left's concern with "precious" lives doesn't extend to those unborn or born alive after abortion. They are the ultimate hypocrites. We actually cheapen the value of human life by encouraging and supporting the clueless, worthless, and ignorant while the capable, productive, and proud are milked to death for all they have. No species on earth could or would allow the survival of the most unfit without the demise of the species--- with the exception of the human. Let's face it--you are forced to wear a seat belt because speeding morons have been ejected from their cars. Helmet laws for those on motorcycles have come about because of idiots like Gary Bussey (sp?). Speed bumps that will rip out your oil pan are created because some freaks used parking lots and side streets as freeways. We have tamper-proof packaging on everything because of the actions of some lone nutcase who poisoned some Tylenol capsules. No matter where you look you will find legislation to that lowest common denominator. BTW--I am not "pro-life" or "pro-choice" because your personal business is none of my damned business, I wear a helmet when I ride, and I don't speed or run lights. Where do you expect gun legislation to go? If you haven't guessed to the lowest common denominator, you are asleep!

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:41 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Oh yeah! Go Merry Colin! I like everything you said. Especially the abortion/infanticide reference. That is where they absolutely show their insanity. How can they keep allowing the killing of millions a year, on purpose, and then pass some of the stupid laws --- for the lowest common denominator --

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 5:51 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Amen to Merry.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:08 PM

Robert in NEW Mexico said:

Here, in Indian Country, there's a popular T-shirt that says

" If you think you can trust the Government, ask an Indian".

I was talking to an Indian Health Service employee a few weeks after Obamacare was signed. He said, "Now you're going to get the kind of healthcare we've been getting. You're not going to like it".

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 2:52 PM

BJ in St. Cloud, MN said:

Yesterday I loaded an AR with a 60 round surefire mag, opened the bipod, placed the weapon facing out my open front door, and laid 10-30 round mags next to it. Every so often I looked at this set up in my front foyer and after about 10 hours I came to the conclusion that at no time did my AR use the opportunity to go out and shoot anybody-not even liberals. I realize I'm taking a big chance with other peoples safety but I'll do it again to make sure I have one of the "nice" guns.
Funny how the libcomms think it's OK to mess with the "shall not infringe" 2nd amend. but would scream like a pig under a gate if their doors could be kicked in while searching for evidence(4th amend.) or they were beaten with a rubber hose until they confessed without due process(5th amend)
They act as though messing with the charter that's supposed to keep govt in check(Constitution) is something to be taken lightly when it's my gun they're after so let's play scumbag libcomms. I'll let you change the 2nd amen d and you let me change things that affect you, like specifically I'd like to limit which air you get to breathe.

TERM LIMITS-SOON

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 4:22 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Exactly, Gun Guy. When will they learn that they cannot take it apart by pieces and keep only the parts they want. It is our constitution. It belongs to no one ideology. Their rights and my rights are protected my the same document. It must have integrity.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 5:58 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

More Liberal Logic: These phrases: "right of the people peaceably to assemble," "right of the people to be secure in their homes," "enumerations herein of certain rights shall not be construed to disparage others retained by the people," and "The powers not delegated herein are reserved to the states respectively, and to the people" all refer to individuals, but "the right of the people to keep and bear arm" refers to the state.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:15 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Gun Guy, your AR sounds a lot like the Bushmaster my daughter shot since she was 12. She is now 28. In 16 years you would thing it would have learned to load, sight and squeeze the trigger. My M-1 is even less intelligent. It is almost 70 years old and can't move by itself. Even if it can't move you would think it could give instructions to the other guns. Must be lazy also. Several of my friends have guns that are just as stupid.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:04 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

Liberal Logic: Guns cause violence, which is why there are so many mass killings at gun shows, police stations and gun shops.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:37 PM

Howard Last in Wyoming replied:

Kevin, pencils cause misspeled words and spoons made Fat Rosie Fat.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:09 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Kevin, now you have done it. You said it so right, so short and sweet, I have to copy this to a file somewhere and quote it sometime.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:28 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

George:

You can get 40 or so "Liberal Logic" quotes from this site:

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/519561/posts

I use these quotes all the time when "debating" liberal gun control policies.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:43 PM

Kevin from Arkansas in USA replied:

Liberal Logic: "The Constitution is strong and will never change." But we should ban and seize all guns thereby violating the 2nd, 4th, and 5th Amendments to that Constitution.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:45 PM

Doktor Riktor Von Zhades in Western KY said:

Just a bit of added thought here in W.KY. But when and if, weapons are banned, is the ATF going to go after the Panthers, various gang bangers, and drug cartels?

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 6:16 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Doktor: No way. They'd be called racists. Which is the worst thing you can call a liberal...and the first thing they call everyone else.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:11 PM

George Rogers Clark in Ohio replied:

Amen, Burt. Besides, all those folks have the ATF outgunned. ATF have been selling everything they confiscate to the drug cartels in Mexico. So the ATF inventory is a little low right now.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:30 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

George: If true, that's the best news I've heard in a while.

Burt

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 8:14 PM

WTD in AZ replied:

No, but you can bet'cha there'll be a shocked outcry about the need to do something about the increased killing and violence.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 7:37 PM

DaneChile in Unknown said:

What I find amazing is the sudden cessation of all details about the shooting. It has been morphed into the gun control debate.
I´m still waiting to hear:
- How many empty casings were found? Can all shots fired be acccounted for?
- How many unfired rounds were recovered?
- How many magazines were found and of what capacity?
- Were the recovered weapons, in fact, registered in the name of the kook´s mother?
- Where specficially was the window that he entered? What security elements were in place to protect that window? What sort of glass? How large the frame?
- Who killed the mother? How was that proved?
- Who was the kid´s doctor? Did he prescribe meds?
- What happened to the man supposedly caught in nearby woods?
- What about the missing girlfriend?

This whole thing stinks.

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:06 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Dane: But I think you have the makings of a TV soap opera in place.

Burt

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 12:02 AM

Old Desert Rat in Las Vegas, NV said:

Just got this in an e-mail.....food for thought
Eliminate armed guards for the President, Vice-President and their families, and establish Gun Free Zones around them.
The explanation makes perfect sense:
Gun Free Zones are supposed to protect our children, and some politicians wish to strip us of our right to keep and bear arms. Those same politicians and their families are currently under the protection of armed Secret Service agents. If Gun Free Zones are sufficient protection for our children, then Gun Free Zones should be good enough for politicians.

Our rulers care enough about us little folk to want us to be safe from evil guns. Shouldnt we care just as much about them?

Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 11:17 PM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

ODR: Brilliant. Absolutely brilliant!

Burt

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 12:03 AM

PSU in CT replied:

May I have permission to copy this idea, sir?

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 1:08 PM

Willis in San Diego said:

Mr. Prelutsky,

... Aye, Aye - surely, the spirit of Charlton Heston liveth in thee :-)
Thank you for sharing more common sense with us! And, Oh Yes, how the forays of Ben Cartwright and his wild sons did such irreparable harm to my fragile psyche ... My forefinger is forever itchy!!

And also a belated Happy Birthday to you. May God bless you with many more years of good and wise health.

- From a fellow, sad captive of the Socialist State of Californucopia :-(

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 7:28 AM

Burt Prelutsky in North Hills, CA replied:

Willis: You remind me that the other night, I saw some goony liberal spring to the defense of the actors who curse guns but star in one violent movie after another by pointing out that Charlton Heston also starred in similar movies. It seemed to have escaped his attention that Mr. Heston had been president of the NRA and was therefore not being hypocritical in his choice of roles. It made me so angry that it was all I could do not to point my finger at the TV screen and shoot him.

Burt

Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 2:30 PM