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In the NRA version of America criminals roam the streets of large cities killing at will unless brave citizens are allowed to carry weapons and shoot down the bad guys. Of course, in this fantasy world, facts and figures are not part of the National Rifle Association view of reality. In the 1970s, New York City had over 2,000 murders and last year it was under 700, figures which are consistent with murder rates in other parts of the country. Senator John Thume of South Dakota is sponsoring a bill allowing anyone from a state which legalizes carrying a concealed weapon to be able to carry a concealed weapon all over the nation– we are certain Senator Thume will soon fight for an amendment that any nation receiving aid from America must allow its citizens to enter their nation with a concealed weapon.

Senator Thume offered as a rationale for his bill that if people from his fair state who went to New York City as tourists and could bring along their concealed weapon, “Central Park would be a much safer place.” Unfortunately, for this argument, there were no murders in Central Park in the past year and only three serious assaults. Back in his native Sioux Falls where NRA idiots can carry around concealed weapons there were five murders and 341 assaults. For some reason unknown to this writer those with concealed weapons did not use them to prevent the assaults. Could it be that talking about bravery for NRA supporters is really what they mean rather than actually doing anything with the concealed gun.

Americans continue believing that crime is rising and threatens the individual citizen. Any historian of the history of crime would be able to prove America in 2009 is among the least crime ridden societies in human history. But, when it comes to reading the history of crime, you can give NRA members an “F.”

If a rational idea about weapons ever entered the mind of an NRA supporter it would die of loneliness.


Future historians will read in wonder about the mad acts of NRA leaders who believe any interference in the right to carry weapons somehow intrudes upon their constitutional rights.
The latest manifestation of idiocy is passage of legislation in Arizona and Tennessee which allows people the right to carry concealed weapons into bars and restaurants. The NRA is fighting to have Congress extend the right to carry your weapon anywhere you desire because the police are of no help when it comes to defending oneself against potential crime! The argument ordinarily advanced to gun nuts is
A. People are shot in bars
B. I have the right to carry a gun into the bar to defend myself.

Logic then deduces: If everyone has a gun, when the guns begin firing, we can have a massacre, not the shooting of one or two people.

We have gun nuts demanding the right to carry concealed weapons into church to defend themselves against a possible shooting. Everyone knows, that Jesus Christ carried a sword wherever he went in case he had to kill people.

If we carry NRA logic to its ultimate conclusion:

A. There have been shootings at airports and on planes.
B. Therefore, everyone should have a right to bring his concealed weapon into an airport and on the plane.

I assume this means Congress will legislate the end of security measures at airports since such searches intrude on the 2nd Amendment rights of Americans!!

P.S. I hate to tell NRA nuts but in order to enter Heaven you have to check your weapons at the desk. Sorry, 2nd Amendment rights do not apply in Heaven. Of course, you nuts should have no problem heading downward where they welcome idiots who want to carry concealed weapons into bars and churches and schools and airplanes.