So I was watching TV in Florida a few weeks ago when a commercial for a gun store came on. The narrative was riveting: In the first scene, a man breaks into a house and walks up toward the bedroom. The woman is alone, and she doesn’t have a gun. The man enters the room, points his Glock at her and thenâ€”FREEZE. The frame stops, and the second narrative begins. This time, a man breaks into a house and walks up toward the bedroom. The woman is alone, but she has a gun. She pulls it out of the drawer, and when the burglar approaches she whips out her weapon. The two are literally pointing their guns at one another, thenâ€”FREEZE. The frame stops again.
The message here was supposed to be simple: Buy a gun, because you never know …
Here’s the message I got: Buy a gun. That way, if someone breaks into your house, you’ll both get shot.
Seriously, why do people think owning a gun equals safety? Truth is, I would never, ever, ever want a gun in my house. Ever. You know what, Mr. Robber. Take the TV, take the laptop, take the blender. Take everything. Just don’t friggin’ shoot anyone. Odds are (and this has been proven before) a robber isn’t looking to kill/rape. He’s looking to stealâ€”plain and simple. But what happens if someone points a gun at him? He does what anyone does. He fires. Bang, bangâ€”you’re dead. Have a nice funeral.
I bring this up because, in a move than must be classified under “Are you people f***ing morons, or do you simply lack souls?” the state of Virginia’s General Assembly approved a law last week that allows people to carry concealed weapons into bars and restaurants that serve alcoholâ€”and the House of Delegates repealed a 17-year-old ban on buying more than one handgun a month.
Let me re-state: Virginia, home of Virginia Tech, is insane. Loony. Pathetic.
I know … I knowâ€”Second Amendment! Guns! Second Amendment! Guns! Guns Good! Liberals Bad! Blah, blah, blah, blah. Can someone please tell me what possible good can come from such legal shifts? Can anyone?
Embarrassing, yet further proof that we do, factually, derive from monkeys.