You gun owners are living in a fantasy world where you are some hero who shoots up the bad guy and saves the day. You won't rise up against the military, you won't stand up to local police forces, and you're more likely to kill a loved one with your gun than a bad guy. It's cute that you have images of local militias repelling the federal government, but between the military and the private contractors, you're toast if you do anything. Have you seen the guns they have? Wake up, cavemen. The cell phone is the new gun. Learn how to use one. Sam pointed out awhile ago that a handful of lawyers with fax machines did more to take over the world than the armies of yesteryear. Things have changed. The police state is as bad as it's ever been. Where have you gun owners been up until now? Whose rights have you championed other than your own?
"You have one tenth the chance of being killed in New Hampshire as you do in Louisiana"
Texas, a state with as least as many knuckle-dragging pistol-packing yahoos as Louisiana, has a murder rate less than half its neighbor's. What's your spin on that? Note, also, the table at the bottom of the page which shows the national rate has been falling since 1992, when concealed-carry laws began to be enacted. WTF?
What it tells me is that Mark Twain was right about statistics, their uses and abuses. BTW, I do not and never have felt the need to own a firearm. - B.L. Sachs, Austin
Dancing to "Take Five"
Why it's hard to dance to Brubeck's 'Take Five'? --- Because it's soulless white jazz that doesn't swing — regardless of the time signature. - MonkeyMuffins