Hi there. After yesterday's post on gun control and Obama not being allowed to cry over dead children, I had hoped I could resort to something lighter, funny even, certainly stupid. I am overdue for a post from Nutcase Nathan's.
Do I need to rename this blog from I'm So Glad My Suffering Amuses You to I'm Still Dealing With the Same Shit? I mean, I wanted to move on for at least a day or two from gun control and gun violence but no, I had to read something that just...I can't even...I just can't...
(Deep breath, Dave-El. Also a shot of bourbon would be nice.)
So President Obama hit the road for a town hall meeting to address the issue of guns and the need to do something about the constant flood of gun related deaths in this country. In attendance were gun rights supporters who had their chance to speak to the President. Chief among them was Taya Kyle, widow of U.S. Navy SEAL Chris Kyle (the dude the movie American Sniper was about).
Mrs. Kyle questioned the ability of a piece of legislation or an executive order to deter those with malicious intent. "We want to think that we can make a law and people will follow it," Kyle said. "I don't know that any [attackers] would've been stopped by a background check. We cannot outlaw murder."
First of all, I did not know murder was not against the law. Did you? Why, we can kill people with impunity because murder cannot be outlawed.
Fuck this! Hey, Taya Kyle, murder is outlawed! If I go and kill someone, I will be arrested for the crime (I'm not a very good hider). I can be convicted and sent to Ass Pounders Correctional Facility because there are laws on the books that say I can't commit murder! Really! I've checked!
Why? Er, no reason. Moving on...
You have a really shit for brains concept on how laws work. There is no law that prevents any crime. A law is designed to provide guidelines on what is and is not acceptable in a civilized society and what are the consequences of not staying within those guidelines. Yes there are people who might want to commit a crime...steal something, kill someone...and they might be daunted by the thought of going to Ass Pounders Correctional Facility. But if you really want to rob or kill (or both, you multitasking dickens), no law will stop you from doing that.
Taya Kyle said that requiring a background check wouldn't stop those with plans to commit violence. Well, as stupid as Taya Kyle is (and really, this course of her so-called logic does not suggest otherwise), she is not alone.