Gun owners are sociopaths

Let’s pretend the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution disallows any control over firearms (it doesn’t). Does this mean we must own guns? When are we as a society going to realize that guns have nothing to do with liberty and freedom?

Wanna go hunt deer? Great, we’ve got way too many around here and venison is good meat. Because deer are typically dumb herbivorous megafauna, you don’t need an impressive rifle. You don’t need a magazine full of bullets, or a semiautomatic firing mechanism. If you can’t get off a good enough shot and pull the bolt before the thing gets away, you’ll just have to be a better hunter.

Other than simple hunting rifles and shotguns, there is no reason to own a firearm, and independent of the Second Amendment, no sane reason not to create nation-wide laws to regulate and track firearms.

If you think this diminished your freedom, you are: 1) and idiot, and 2) a sociopath.

If you’re thinking, “Gee, isn’t this a little soon? Isn’t this exploiting a tragedy?” your are more than a sociopathic idiot, but I can’t find an appropriate moniker (perhaps syphilitic goat-fucking offspring of a rabid yak, but I’m still working on it).

This is exactly the time to have this discussion and not let it die. If you really think the jack-booted, blue-helmet thugs are going to come take you guns, you are clearly deranged and shouldn’t have been allowed a firearm in the first place.

We Americans have failed. We are all idiots. We are all guilty of child-muder.

13 Comments

  1. Kat

     /  December 14, 2012

    Thank goodness for some sanity. You’ve said what I’m thinking, but better. People trying to justify ownership of automatic killing machines is fucking stupid.

  2. If you support the current gun laws in the US, please consider this – that through your complacency and inaction you are also a child-murderer. The children haven’t been murdered yet. But they are out there. Dead kids walking.

  3. “… time to have this discussion and not let it die.” The Second Amendment was not drafted to protect some inalienable right to mass slaughter.

  4. Firearms can be pretty disturbing when you think about it. All that thought and effort going into designing a superior killing machine. You’ll see lighter handguns for a more comfortable shooting experience. Hollow-point bullets split upon impact causing more damage. Larger magazines allow for a sustained flurry of death.
    When you make a gun, you are consciously making something with the purpose of killing.

  5. Anthropologist Underground

     /  December 14, 2012

    I can’t seem to stop crying. This is anecdotal, but the hunters I know typically only need one shot. Rarely two. They aren’t into torturing animals. The elk tastes better when it dies almost instantly. We need to have the gun control discussion today. Let’s do it right now. I’ll be awake anyway.

  6. manofperspective

     /  December 15, 2012

    I’ve a similar, although less snarky, post at my blog. I really don’t see the point of semi-automatic gun ownership. As an Australian resident looking in, our views are 95% similar to what is here.

  7. manofperspective

     /  December 15, 2012

    Reblogged this on ephemeralvelocity and commented:
    A slightly more aggressive post concerning the shootings. Well worth a read.

  8. pHrog

     /  December 15, 2012

    This is a national discussion that is long overdue. We need everyone at the table, those who do not own guns or want them as well as common owners. We should have input from the NRA as well because they are such a powerful force in blocking gun legislation. The NRA does have a very good safety program about firearms. We have to get past the paranoid fear, totally unwarranted, about the government taking guns away from the people. We also have to do something about stopping people with mental disorders from getting firearms. If we do not have this conversation the death will continue to rain down on us. I am fed up with the NRA and its belligerence, as well as those who say all guns should be banned. We need to have this as an intelligent discussion and come up with solutions to this deadly problem.

  9. Anthropologist Underground

     /  December 15, 2012

    This is slightly OT but related to the idea of keeping guns out of the hands of people with mental disorders. I’ve read elsewhere that we’re not supposed to automatically ascribe mental illness to the insane fucking lunatic who shot up a classroom full of kindergartners. Because doing so lumps all people with with mental illness in with insane fucking lunatics of all stripes and further stigmatizes mental illness. I want to be sensitive, but I’m missing some subtlety of nuance or linguistics. Probably because I enjoy the privilege of not having been diagnosed with a mental illness. (Not that I’m claiming to have mental health-especially now, just that I’m fairly functional most of the time, so no diagnosis.)

    I am not at all qualified to diagnose mental illness, but what the fuck else could possibly be going on? Am I wrong to assume that, in our society, mentally healthy individuals do not intentionally kill children? What words are there for someone who does this that are not conjoined with mental illness? Do medical professionals have an alternative, non-mental illness way of framing this? If mental illness wasn’t a factor, why are we trying to keep guns out of the hands of people with mental disorders?

    The Onion sums it up well:

    “Americans reported feelings of overwhelming disgust with whatever abhorrent bastard did this and with the world at large for ever allowing it to happen, as well as with politicians, with the NRA, and above all with their own pathetic goddamn selves, sitting in front of a fucking computer instead of doing fucking anything to help anyone—Christ, as if that were even fucking possible, as if anyone could change what happened, as if the same fucking bullshit isn’t going to keep happening again and again and fucking again before people finally decide it’s time to change the way we live, so what’s the point? What the hell is the goddamned point?”

  10. Ross

     /  December 16, 2012

    What the fuck’s with your State Paul? How could a predominantly blue State elect a gang of neo fascists?

  11. saffronrose

     /  December 22, 2012

    While many males in my husband’s Pennsylvanian family owned guns, deer were hunted with crossbows. Safer to eat that way (and all of the deer was used, not wasting the gift of its life), and requires skills that are generally not transferable to killing more than a couple of folk at a time, by a single archer, movies and epic poems aside.

    There is no rational (non-paranoid) reason for civilian individuals to own assault weapons. There is no legal reasoning for their use by civilians.

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