Pardon me if I am a bit cynical here…

…but I think the Houston Chronicle wants a dialogue about banning guns as opposed to a dialogue about root causes of violence like mental health issues. They advocated an “assault weapons” ban right about the time the issue first came up of Mexican drug cartels getting guns from border-state gun shops, and I really don’t see why they’d have changed their position on that.

Come on. We all know how this “dialogue” and “compromise” works. It’s always about the gun owners giving up more of their rights in exchange for…what, exactly? I mean, sure, that asshole Chuck Schumer will come out and say “maybe we could come together on guns if each side gave some” — but do you really think he or his allies in Congress would ever stand for a national reciprocity bill, the repeal of the Hughes Amendment to FOPA ’86 or taking suppressors off the list of NFA items in return for a ban on “assault weapons” or regular-capacity magazines? I think you and I both know the answer to that question.

As LawDog so astutely put it once upon a time, we really don’t have much cake anymore. We’ve been giving it away, a slice at a time, since 1934.


3 Responses to “Pardon me if I am a bit cynical here…”

  1. Sabra Morse Onstott Says:

    As long as we let liberals be in charge of mental health, we’re fucked. Community mental health care sounds like a good idea, but in reality it dumps a lot of people out in the world who lack the ability to properly care for themselves. And they’re so far in denial of the mess they’ve made there that they try to apply fixes elsewhere as though that’s where the problem lies.

    • mick Says:

      Crazy people will always be in the world, with or without community mental health care. Blaming liberal health care seems counterproductive.

  2. Crotalus Says:

    The gun grabbers never compromise, except in this sense: They will settle for getting less than they want, but it’s still a net gain. If we compromise, we have to give up something we already have. That, of course, is a net loss. This isn’t real compromise, which is why we’re saying, “No more!” And we’re taking back some lost ground, against the wishes of the gun grabbers.

    I love it when the gun grabbers are pissed off!

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