Tuesday, April 17, 2007

Glock

I have been learning a lot about the Glock this morning. The glock is a semi-automatic pistol that is manufactured in Austria. It has a standard clip of 17, so the owner can be sure that a great many college students can be killed before he has to reload. Apparently it is no problem to murder over thirty people in a short period of time with this weapon.

There are a great many people in the is country who believe that the Second Amendment is an unrestricted right for anyone in America to bear any type of arm they wish, without any possible government intervention or regulation. That is not true. This is not a place to argue the amendment's tying of the right to bear arms to the militia, that is for another day. Let's short circuit the argument. If the right to bear arms was unrestricted, then you and I could manufacture and store plutonium grade weapons in our garage. Folks, we can't do that. That would endanger the lives of millions of people. So where do we draw the line ? Well, we know that legally we don't draw it at dozens of people. A Glock can be sold to any troubled young college studnet, perhaps at a gun show in Virginia, and his use of the weapon is limited only by his skill and imagination. It will be a matter of weeks or months before the United States Army's new casualties in Iraq approach what happened in Blacksburg yesterday. Is that really the type of weapon that we want sold to anyone ? This is a gun that is standard issue to the F.B.I. and about 65% of law enforcement people in the country. Do we sell them at gun shows so that our fire fight with the cops can be more fair ?

One of the great things about having a Glock lying around the house is that it has an internal safety device. In other words, you unlock the gun when you touch the trigger ! That's handy. No muss, no fuss, bang, bang, you're dead ! Or in the case of the Glock, bang,bang,bang,bang,bang, bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang,bang, you 17 are dead. That's how Chou song-huei did it yesterday. Then he reloaded.................Yes, he pulled the trigger, but you know what ? Even if this country allowed guns with only six rounds in a clip, there would be a lot more kids alive today, so don't tell me that guns don't kill people, that people kill people. Even if we limited semi-automatic clips to 12 rounds, there would be more kids still here today. Who in the fuck needs a semi-automatic pistol with 17 rounds in a clip to protect rhemselves against a burglary in the home ? when was the last time a dozen people broke into your home at the same time ? Good old Mitt Romeny has spent the last few weeks kissing up to the gun lobby. a real candidate would have told them, I don't need your votes., all you people that think that you need a semi-autoimatic pistol to carry around for protection, I'll just go ahead and concede your votes.If this really is a country where the majority of people think that gun shows should sell these types of weapons, then it is too late for any effective leadership anyway. We have already surrendered to madness.

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