Sunday, April 05, 2009

An Open Letter to the Gun Nuts

Dear Gun Nuts,
Do you know what a self-fulfilling prophecy is? It's where you believe in something is going to happen and you act in way to make it happen even though it is not in your best interests to do so. Like believing that Barack Obama and the Democratic Congress are going to take your guns away. So what do you do? You act in an irresponsible manner, like you totally cannot handle the responsibilities of the rights of gun ownership. You know, like the idiot in Pittsburgh who killed three police officers. He was convinced that his guns (including an AK-47) were going to be confiscated by the federal government. Even though there was no evidence that was going to happen other than the rantings of Glenn Beck and Wayne LaPierre. Or the idiot in Binghampton, NY. And that guy wasn't even a US citizen. Going back to the guy in Knoxville, TN who shot up a church full of Unitarians because he couldn't get access to a famous liberal.

I know you are obsessed about gun rights, but what about the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? I know that is not in the Constitution, but it is one of the ideals our country holds dearly. Is a person's life less important than your right to own a gun? What happens when your right to own a gun infringes upon another person's right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness? The dead cannot exercise their human rights. You say that you need guns for self defense, but your insistence upon packing heat worries the rest of us. What are you so afraid of? The ACLU? Liberals? People of a different race? Women? Children? Shoplifters? Someone with a bigger penis? Does it give you a woody knowing that you are making up for your inadequacies?

If you insist upon being a vigilante, how do we know you know what you are doing? How much training have you had? Do you know the maximum effective range of 9mm Baretta pistol? Can you hit the side of barn if you fire a 9mm pistol 10 feet away from it? Can you throw a 9mm pistol more than 50 meters?

You do realize that when you own a gun, you have the responsibility to ensure that you do not use it to commit a crime. If the mass shootings continue, then it is obvious that Americans cannot handle the responsibilities of Second Amendment rights and the Second Amendment will have to be repealed just like Prohibition was repealed with a Constitutional Amendment.

Thank you for your time, I hope I got through your haze of paranoia.
phinky

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