As 2012 winds down, the final moments of the year brings more “end of reality” moments from a variety of political losers.
Congressional Republicans, facing widespread public disapproval of the “our self-destructive ways or else” attitude on the upcoming and seemingly inevitable “fiscal cliff” continue to block any hope of reaching an agreement with self-destructive adherence to tea party insanity and blind obedience to fiscal ignorance.
As more and more public opinion polls show most Americans blame Republicans for the stalemate, the party of constant obstruction continues its headlong dash towards political obscurity by refusing to compromise and rejecting offers of cooperation from Democrats and President Barack Obama.
John Boehner, already destined to go down in history as one of the worst speakers of the house in Congressional history, can’t even put together a deal that his own, steadfastly disloyal party can buy. As the clock ticks towards the inevitable and dangerous deadline, the GOP sits back in smug stupidity.
But Republican intransigence on the fiscal cliff and deficit reduction issues are not alone. Just across the Potomac River in Northern Virginia, the idiots who run the increasingly insane National Rifle Association are so wrapped up in protecting widespread ownership of guns at any costs that they defy logic, promote stupidity and offer ridiculous solutions to the increase of violence in schools.
LaPierre suggests that the only way to stop “bad guys with guns” is to fill schools with “good guys with guns.”
Such an idiotic proposal ignores the fact that an armed cop was on duty at Columbine High School in Colorado when two students with guns killed fellow students there. It ignores the simple fact that someone with a 9 mm on his or her hip isn’t going to be much of a deterrent to a nut case with an AR-15 assault style rifle. And arming teachers could turn a school into a widespread shooting spree for all where more innocent people could be killed.
Here at Capitol Hill Blue, we fully support the Constitutional right to own and bear arms. We go not, however, support the political extremism of the NRA and other gun nuts.
That problem here is standard NRA and gun nut over-reaction. Every day, millions of American children go to school without any incidents of violence. Every day, millions of Americans go about their business without any interaction with criminals or violence. When violence happens, tragic as it can be, it affects a significant minority of Americans. Putting more guns into the hands of those who may or may not have proper training only increases the chance for more violence in American society.
As expected, NRA is opposing those who want to put the now expired “Brady Bill” back into place. The bill would outlaw certain assault style weapons and limit the size of magazines.
So gun owners, ruled by fear of any limits on their rights to own any kind of guns, are snapping up AR rifles and 30-round capacity magazines before any new laws place limits on such ownership.
About what I expect from gun nuts. Many are cowards anyway who think manhood is defined by carrying assault-style weapons and large-capacity mags. These nut cases will argue that they buy such weapons to “shoot varmints” and hunting, which is laughable since most states enforce hunting laws that requires reduced capacity mags and such.
As a gun owner, and holder of a concealed carry permit, I often find the assault rifle nuts to be laughable wannabes who are phonies who tout ownership as such guns as props for claiming to be something they are not.
Just another bunch of political losers living in an unreal world.