I get email
This time, from “Marcus Brandon for Congress.” First, let me say this: I have no idea who Marcus Brandon is, save for the emails that I get from him that make their way into my inbox.
But unlike the signed garbage that comes from activists for the Obama agenda and allow no direct replies, Mr Brandon’s email seems to come from Mr Brandon, not from some generic, propaganda clearing house.
Writes Mr Brandon for Congress:
Our country is in mourning once again as its citizens came under attack on Monday. Unfortunately, with each instance of mass gun violence, our capacity for shock dwindles. And as the list of tragedies continues to grow, the American people must demonstrate that our patience has run out. Change is imperative.
Stand with me now and sign this Moveon.org petition in order to let our leaders know that gun control must be made a priority. We can honor the victims of these tragedies with more than just prayers and vigils; we can do it with action.
I believe we need tougher gun regulation immediately. More extensive background checks are necessary to prevent guns from falling into the hands of those with sinister intentions or serious mental illness. Those afflicted with mental illnesses should have access to easy, affordable treatment. Serious mental issues should not be ignored or stigmatized. Instead, they must be dealt with in earnest.
Also, we must establish bans on high-capacity magazines and powerful automatic weapons. There is utterly no reason any person should be equipped with these tools of destruction.
When I become a U.S. Congressman, I will aggressively pursue these measures. The D.C. establishment has had plenty of time to resolve these issues, yet failed. This is why I am needed in Washington--to bring a fresh, progressive perspective to the problems that face this country.
Dear Mr Brandon:
So you wish to ban shotguns? Or is it armed security guards you'd like to see banned?
Because it was with a shotgun and the weapons taken from armed security guards that the nut job who opened fire at a government facility was able to complete his turkey shoot.
That is, until an AR-15 -- the evil assault weapon that it is, and the tool of destruction with which no one should ever need be equipped -- stopped him.
Good thing Dianne Feinstein didn't get her way there, huh?
Perhaps instead of ghoulishly barnacling yourself to the corpses of the dead and trotting out the same tired emotional appeals meant to convince us to surrender our sovereignty and our natural rights to a government that couldn't protect its own facility in a district that already has the strictest gun control laws in the nation, you can do something useful. To that end, I offer this litany of choices:
a) revisit the dangerous policy that keeps, say, Marines and the ammunition for their weapons apart
b) revisit the restrictive policy that disallows private citizens to carry sidearms for their own protection against predators
c) just sit down, shut up, and stop making such an asshole out of yourself. If you want change, fine: but start with the anti-gun policies that essentially advertise these kill zones. Otherwise, your pie hole should cease expelling noises that your brain clearly hasn't yet completely comprehended.