Thursday, June 26, 2008

Scalia: Handguns for everybody!

Why, why, why, why, why would anyone living in the District of Columbia need a handgun? Would someone please explain this to me?

We aren't talking about the right to own a deer rifle here. We're talking about machines for making people die. That's what handguns exist for: killing people. That's what the Supreme Court has guaranteed every citizen of Washington, DC the power to do. Murder may be illegal, but every American is entitled to have the means to do it.

It boggles the mind. Are Americans so hung up on the cowboy archetype that they insist on constitutional protection for their fantasies about wild-west shootouts on K Street?

Are we so fearful that we absolutely have to have legally protected lethal means to defend our homes? Are we so pathetic and idiotic that we feel we need guns to keep the bad guys away?

Home of the brave, my ass.

Expect more V-Techs, more Columbines. Expect more death and mayhem in the streets. Expect more people dying at the hands of family members who mistook them for burglars.

If there is a hell, I hope Antonin Scalia spends a thousand years there for every child, every cop, every innocent passer-by that will be killed by a handgun purchased legally in DC, having his liver perpetually eaten by weasels.


T said...

Fucked UP!

pleasurefromthethorns said...

amen to the weasels.

i'm sure it comes as no surprise that i (as a cop) find this decision appalling. cities like dc, denver, new york, boston, etc that had previously enjoyed, for lack of a better term, the teeth that their anti-gun laws bore will now surely see an apocalyptic rise in street-level gun violence. that will in turn trickle down to the smaller municipalities and will make the jobs of law enforcement officers everywhere harder and more dangerous.

truly a resplendently myopic decision.

mike said...

I wonder if the Second Amendment allows us to own tanks, surface-to-air missiles, nuc-u-lar devices, drones, etc.,? Where do we draw the line? (We can only own devices designed to kill one person at a time?)

Yeah, Rob, lemme know if you need a pet sitter for your first litter of demon weasels.