Wednesday, November 22, 2006

Thankful For Restrictive Handgun Laws

**To those coming from Outdoor "Logic" and Gun Blogs:
If you think that all liberals want to take your guns away, perhaps you should take a look at Howard Dean's stance on the subject. Or John Tester's. Or my drunken former neighbor who decided against "surprising" me in my old apartment when faced with the business end of the deer rifle I was holding. Or maybe ask the pile of fresh venison in my freezer. Yeah, that's right. I'm not a vegetarian either. Then, just for funsies, you might check out what gun laws Rudy Giuliani passed while mayor of NYC, or what George Pataki passed as governor. You can google it, I'm sure you'll enjoy it.**

I am in the foulest of foul moods. Everyone else is posting about all they are thankful for, but all I am thankful for right now is that I don't own a gun. I'm not mad at anyone in particular, it's just that nothing seems to be going the way I want it to go and I have PMS and have to clean the house before noon tomorrow when 14 people will be here to eat turkey.

I will be better tomorrow--I know this is hormones and stress.

I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving, or a pleasant Thursday workday to you Canadians.


Shari said...

Thanks for the Pleasant Thursday Workday Wishes! ;-) I'm just wandering through some NaBloPoMo blogs because I wanted to comment because I noticed people don't comment as much when you post more often. And it gets me down. Which is way more than you ever wanted to know. ;-) Happy Thanksgiving tomorrow - hopefully you'll wake up in a different mood!

Your daughter is gorgeous. Her smile is the gentlest thing I've ever seen.

Jippy said...

Happy ThanksGiving Day! I am glad you don't own a gun either. I myself have been glad about that too. I am glad I don't own a gun or phazer like star trek, I am glad I am not a witch who can make people disapear or do as they are told. I am glad I don't own a gun. I'll stick with that!

Dana said...

I feel ya kid!

I hope you have a good day. Give my love to your family. Hopefully I will se eyou this weekend if not how about a playdate with the kids?

R.J. said...

I'm thankful you don't own a gun, too! Since you're a proud (haughty?) liberal with little or no self-control (your own description), I don't want you to have one either!


I do sincerely (and belatedly) wish you a happy Thanksgiving, but remember, if it wasn't for privately owned guns, it's likely we wouldn't be celebrating it.

Carrie's Mom (and damn proud of it) said...

Haughty? HAUGHTY? The last thing this woman is, is haughty. Proud, yes, and she has every reason to be but she has never, ever been haughty.
And might I mention that her family has lost friends and relatives in our many wars and yet every generation has seen it's young men voluntarily enter the military - this includes her father and brother (perfectly timed for Vietnam and The Persian Gulf). Her step-father spent the days before Thanksgiving deer hunting.
And most importantly, I must mention that she has a sense of humor. You're taking her just a little too literally, R.J.
By the way - the privately owned guns of the Revolution-era Militia were meant for hunting. No one I know opposes owning hunting guns, including Badmama. But consider what the Revolution might have been like if EVERYONE (including those sympathetic to England - and there were many)had had personal asault rifles...

R.J. said...

Carrie, maybe I overstepped with the haughty comment, but she does decribe herself as a "liberal with a temper". And I think that liberal poititcians are among the most haughty people on earth. If I took for truth what was meant to be satire, my bad. Yet I can't help but think this was an anti-gun screed, and gun owners are getting tired of being painted as psychopaths, and being told by some liberal who can't trust him or herself with a gun that we shouldn't be trusted with guns either.

BTW, the privately owned muskets were the same as those used by British troops to wage war on us. They were intended for hunting, self-defense--and war. There were several pre-Revolution Indian wars, and those private guns won the day. By the time of our War for Independence, the first rifles appeared, in the form of flintlock Kentucky Rifles.

Check the writings of the Framers, and you'll see that the Second Amendment is NOT about hunting. Nor is it about states being allowed to form militias (the "living document" garbage). It is about individual citizens having the right (not gov't-granted privilege) to own guns.

If we had "assault rifles" in the Revolution, we might not have needed France as an ally. Since you brought up assault rifles, I hope you're aware that the current "assault weapon" flap is about semi-auto-only military look-alikes, not true full-auto military weapons. And some store owners used those semi-autos to defend their stores from looters during the 1992 L.A. Riots--an excellent civilian use of these guns, in spite of the lies that the Brady Campaign continues to spread.

Carrie said...

I won't paint you as a psycopath, but I will paint you as someone who has no sense of humor and was reading way too into things. Sorry if I don't just trust that you can make other good decisions with guns after so horribly misreading my post and jumping in on my blog to call me names and shout at me.

R.J. said...

O.K., I stand corrected about the satire, although I stand by what I said about the guns, the Revolution, and the 2A.

P.S. Kudos to your relatives who served in the military. That I always hold in high honor.