I’m hoping this is satire

But it reads like the idiot is serious.

We Need Gun Control at Every Level
The vast majority of Americans do not need a firearm, and yet they own them anyway, and continue to use them to kill. This is an epidemic that stems from a single source—the enormous, poorly regulated market for arms, propped up by an obscenely rich political lobby holding half of America’s electoral politics hostage.

1. “The vast majority of Americans […] continue to use them to kill.”

As I write, the US population is 328,889,018. A majority of that would be 164,444,510. If they were all using guns to kill, then we would have had millions of firearms deaths. Wrong. We would have noticed.

2. “the enormous, poorly regulated market for arms”

You need a federal license to manufacture firearms for sale. You are subject to inspection. Laws require you to maintain permanent records every firearm you make. Every firearm is required to be marked very specifically, right down to the depth of the lettering. You have to ship your product to another federally licensed seller, who s aslo subject to inspection and reams of paperwork requirements. That seller can only sell firearms to people who in turn get federal permission to buy a gun. All these manufacturers and sellers are subject to the same product liability and negligence penalties as any other industry. Not merely civil penalties, but criminal. The is a federal agency just for regulating firearms (and alcohol, tobacco, and eplosives) unlike the CPSC which oversees nearly every other product. So the industry is rather heavily regulated, dipstick.

3. “obscenely rich political lobby holding half of America’s electoral politics hostage”

Crosby appears to be talking about the Vichy NRA. Id he’d really been paying attention, he’d realize that the VNRA is pretty small potatoes compared to other lobbies. He might also notice that it’s only set up to enrich itself at members’ expense, and actually promotes gun control.

If it’s satire, it’s isn’t that well done. If it’s serious, then @jscros is just as ignorant of real facts (or lying) as every other victim disarmer.

2 thoughts on “I’m hoping this is satire

  1. Jack Burton May 15, 2019 / 9:01 pm

    Guns owners are disrespectful of authority. A failure to rely on authorities is an invariable sign of improper and overly independent attitudes. The mere fact that they gather together to talk about guns at gun shops, gun shows, shooting ranges, and on the internet means that they have some plot going against us normal people. A gun owner has no right to associate with another gun owner.

    Therefore, to help ensure our right to happiness and safety we must ban and seize all guns from private hands, and forbid NRA-based criticism towards people who are only trying to help. Searching the homes of all NRA members for any guns and pro-gun literature will go a long way towards reducing crime.

    Common sense requires only uniformed soldiers, police, and other agents of the state have access to firearms, and think of all the money we can save by just taking away the guns from private owners and giving them to the military and police. No person should be able to challenge this by writing to Congress or the President. If they do they should be forced in court to admit to it and then fined a hundred million dollars for each time. Subjecting them to torture will probably change their minds.

    Making it mandatory that church ministers preach against guns or else they can’t get licensed will certainly encourage the church folk to have the correct belief about guns.

    We should hold a nation-wide vote against guns but gun-owners cannot be allowed to participate. They are too biased.

    People who don’t like all this prove they are on the side of the killers with the guns and should be put in jail along side all the gangbangers and other gun nuts. Letting them sit in jail for a few years before they are charged will give the government plenty of time to find something wrong in their lives. Anything they say, write, or express should be held against them to prove their guilt.

    We should bring all of them here to Chicago to be tried by Mayor Rahmfather as judge, and we should allow only mothers who have lost children to gunfire to be on the juries. Any attorney who tries to defend them should be arrested also. If we don’t get the right verdict the first time we can just keep trying them until we do.

    No woman needs to protect herself from rape, assault or murder and should just leave crime prevention to the Police who are properly equipped to investigate following the crime’s completion. Women using a gun in self-defense interferes with and makes the attempted crime a “non-event,” which unnecessarily complicates the Police investigation. Any woman who does this should be put in jail for interfering with an investigation.

    If someone still really, really thinks they have a need for a gun in their home for protection then the Army should just force them to host and feed some armed soldiers.

    Those who claim that the 2nd amendment was given to us because we might someday need guns to use against an oppressive government forget that our Constitution has strong internal safeguards to protect our freedoms. So there!

    Long live our Constitution!


  2. TRX May 21, 2019 / 10:44 am

    > poorly regulated

    In English, “not completely outlawed.”


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