Thursday, May 13, 2010

Bubbas Booze And Bullets. What Can Go Wrong?

Frequent readers of this blog probably remember seeing the promise of their youth disappear into the dark night of the future like the lights on ships slowly dropping below the mean probably remember a post a while back in which we lamented the demise of good community based mental health care.

Returning once again to that topic we 'd like to reiterate our position and add the following to the discussion:


Oh wait. You are. Sorry, our bad.
Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has until April 12 to take action on three unpopular gun bills that would put state residents at greater risk of gun violence:  SB 334, SB 408, and HB 1217. SB 334 would allow concealed carry permit holders to bring loaded handguns into establishments that have a liquor license in Virginia, including bars, nightclubs, restaurants, pizza parlors and bowling alleys.
In fairness to the Bills' supporters we have to point out that they are only "unpopular" with people WHO ARE NOT INSANE!!1!!1! Look, we have a compromise that should please everyone. Instead of bringing an gun into the bar, just stuff  a hot dog, in your pants and wear that into the bar. You're sending the same message and no one will be hurt, although your date may be disappointed.
Another bill on Governor McDonnell's desk, SB 408, would allow those without concealed carry permits to keep loaded handguns in their vehicles or boats if stored in a locked container such as a glove compartment.
Right. Because you never know when you'll have to shoot someone who's too slow to pull away from the light when it changes, or pop that annoying water skier who keeps buzzing around the lake. After all , it says it right in the Second Amendment: The right of the people to keep and bear arms and off those annoying mofos who shouldn't be allowed out in public anyway shall not be infringed. 'Specially if they're, you know, ethnicals and such.
HB 1217 requires the Virginia Board of Education to establish a standardized program of gun safety education for students in elementary school.
Nothing says America like a second grader with a Glock strapped to his little heinie.
The Georgia House has just passed a bill to expand the places where licensed gun owners may carry. The bill passed 118 to 48. It has to go back to the Senate for approval of some House committee changes. The bill, sponsored by Sen. Mitch Seabaugh (R-Sharpshooter), would allow licensed gun owners to carry in non-secure areas of airports, in bars where the owners allow it and in the parking lots of colleges, courthouses and jails.
Wait. You can carry a gun into the jail? Doesn't that sort of defeat the purpose? 
It would eliminate the 1,000-foot limitation on guns at schools and colleges and has been one of the most hotly debated bills of the 2010 General Assembly session.
 See, because not that many people can hit a target 1000 feet away, so if you want to voice your displeasure at your instructor for assigning extra reading over the holiday, you need to be able to get a little closer. Now that's what we call a legislature in touch with its constituents. .

When guns are outlawed only outlaws will have guns, which is probably better than the morons who have them now.

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