I’ve got an idea! Let’s try that thing that never works again! (Gun control edition)

Quick. Pop quiz. Name one example of when a government prohibition on a substance or thing led to a marked decrease in the usage of that substance or thing. Just one example. Of all the various prohibitions to choose from I only need one instance of relative success. Come on. Nothing? Yeah that’s what I thought.

So even though the drug bans don’t work and the alcohol bans don’t work and the current gun bans don’t work we should just go ahead and try some more gun bans that we know for an absolute fact, based on two centuries of experience, won’t work? Brilliant. Hey, someone tell the college freshman doing the keg stand, and the guy in the basement with the bong, and the drug dealer in the back alley, and the 6th grader watching the rated ‘R’ movie, and the 15 year old gang banger with the 9mm in his waist, and the kids outside the mall smoking cigarettes, and the girl in South Beach standing out in the open selling Cuban cigars, and the moonshiners in Appalachia, and the prisoner in the yard with the shank he made out of a toothbrush, and the woman with a pirated Twilight DVD that the government has FINALLY figured out a fail-safe way to curb gun violence: Prohibition. I’m sure they’ll all be sure impressed with this ingenious new method.

The “gun control” debate tires me because the “other side”, that being the anti-Constitution side, is so damned insistent on NEVER LEARNING A FREAKING THING FROM PAST EXPERIENCES. I’d laugh at these people if I wasn’t so disgusted at them for being such liberty hating cowards. But what’s my number one reason for opposing “gun control”? Well, there’s, you know, this old thing: “The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed”. In fact I think that’s so painfully clear, concise and absolute that I want to keep repeating it over and over again until it sinks into the thick, impenetrable minds of these Statist stooges. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed. Getting through yet? Anything? No?

Well let’s go back to my other point then: gun bans never work. They haven’t worked. The don’t work. They won’t work. No ban on any tangible thing ever works. It only succeeds in driving the usage of the prohibited item underground, thereby breeding recklessness and abuse like bacteria in a petri dish. How many more times do we have to dance to this song before you people start to figure out the choreography? And how effective can the government be in the “gun control” department when they have been in the business of handing guns to drug cartels and terrorists worldwide for decades? “Here you go, violent Syrian mob, take another 90 boxes of AR-15’s, just make sure they don’t end up in the hands of murderers. I mean, except for the murderers who will murder people we’d like to see murdered. Anyway, enjoy!” Oh yeah. These folks are REALLY concerned about “responsible gun ownership”.

For the love of God, get a clue.

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4 Responses to I’ve got an idea! Let’s try that thing that never works again! (Gun control edition)

  1. TB says:

    I’ve got an idea, let’s base all the laws in our supposedly civilized society on the realities of the 1700’s! That seems like a completely reasonable idea. Women’s rights? Slavery? Child Labor? Am I getting through yet? I suppose because automobiles and the internal combustion engine didn’t exist then, we shouldn’t have safety standards or pollution controls on them either! Get a clue is right. An assault rifle isn’t a muzzle-loader. Do you propose solutions on this blog or just bitch? Do you have any interest in making this country safer and more just or do you plan to arm your baby girl with an AR-15?

  2. Steve Skubinna says:

    I am disconcerted that my government doesn’t want me to have the same weapons they give to Mexican drug gangs.

  3. Cylar says:

    “The “gun control” debate tires me because the “other side”, that being the anti-Constitution side, is so damned insistent on NEVER LEARNING A FREAKING THING FROM PAST EXPERIENCES.”

    YES! YES! Absolutely-freaking YES! Irritates the hell out of me, too!

    And when you point this out, they just say, “Uh, hey, look…England or something! You know, because the UK is a bastion of safety from gun violence.” Except…Wales alone had 82 shootings last year, in a country that doesn’t allow private ownership of firearms at all. Meanwhile, Switzerland is awash in privately-owned freaking AK-47s, and blood isn’t flowing in their streets.

    The madness is especially so in my state of California. Over and over and over. Every year, they tighten the noose on us a little bit more – bullet buttons, “assault weapons” bans, handgun roster, may-issue concealed carry, handgun safety certificates, and more…and now they’re talking about criminalizing semi-auto rifles entirely, mandatory registration, an “ammo purchase permit” (for a fee, of course), an ultra-restrictive handgun sales policy, and something like 48 other proposals. Meanwhile, the Crips and the Bloods are *still* blowing each other (and innocents) away on the streets of LA and other major cities out here.

    Instead of looking at the crime rates of states like gun-toting Texas, Utah, and Idaho…noting that their major cities aren’t hotbeds of gun violence, and asking what we could learn from them….Sacramento doubles down on stupid and tells itself that the gun laws aren’t working because they didn’t pass enough of them.

  4. cyberguy64 says:

    One of my favorite quotes from Rocky and Bullwinkle. After discovering Fearless Leader has snuck into America, the Narrator says; “Fearless Leader? Here? But I thought we had laws against that kind of thing.” FL replies: “You fool! Laws are for honest people! If you’re a crook, you sneak in anyvay!”

    Funny the simple wisdom that can come from a cartoon ostensibly meant for children.

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