Wednesday, September 18, 2013

THE NAVY YARD SHOOTING AND OUR SECOND AMENDMENT RIGHTS





The Navy Yard shooting
Our Second Amendment Right
13 confirmed dead
Our Second Amendment Right
Big fucking deal
Our Second Amendment Right
Get over it
Our Second Amendment Right
This is the America we live in
And this is our Second Amendment Right
So get use to it.
We have Second Amendment Rights
America is not a safe place
Because of our interpretation of the Second Amendment




I once thought that at some point there would be a heinous, senseless crime of violence committed with firearms; and it would be so blatantly disgusting that America would have to reevaluate its views of the Second Amendment: that Americans have the right to own and carry any type of firearm any place they might choose. 

Then there was Sandy Hook Elementary where 20 children and 6 adults lost their lives to a nutcase with a semi-automatic rife with extended clips.

This surely had to be the incident.

But, I was wrong.

Basically; we just don’t care any more – we accept it as inevitable.

The insane inmates have taken over the asylum, and like stepping off a cliff – we can’t go back.    There is no amount of meaningless killings that will result in a change to America’s gun culture.



The Second Amendment Rights are bullshit and should be rewritten: a new definitive Amendment II-B.   But, this will never happen.   America will go down in history as the gun culture.






I will add an Ol’Buzzard codicil to the Second Amendment: 

  1. If you carry a loaded weapon into a variety store, or a grocery store, or a restaurant – you are not a patriot – you are an asshole. 
  2. If you feel you should walk around your town with an assault rifle strapped to your shoulder – you are a sick mental moron. 
  3. If you feel you must carry a pistol every where you go – you are a pussy – a man wannabe – a coward hiding behind a gun.
  4. And if you carry a pistol into a bar, you are not macho – you need to be locked away for the safety of society.


Americans should have the right to own firearms for the purpose of hunting, competition, and protection of their homes – and collection under special license.  The type, transportation and use of firearms allowed should reflect these sensible norms.  

THE OL’BUZZARD'S DISCLAIMER

I am not a liberal anti-gun person.  I have owned firearms all my life.   I still have the first 22 cal. rifle that was given to me when I was fourteen years old.   In the military I earned both the Expert Rifle and the Expert Pistol awards.   I was a member of the Quonset Point Navy pistol team and scored high enough to qualify for all-Navy competition (but was unable to compete because of deployment schedule.)  I have fired practically every type of weapon that was available up until my retirement from the Navy.  I no longer hunt (it is a moral thing with me) but it would be a lethal mistake for anyone to invade my home.


We have had days of news mania coverage focusing on the Naval Yard shooting.   I am sick of the news hype when these shootings happen.   Nothing will result from any possible gun tragedy; so the news media should just mention it in a sidebar and move on so people can watch America’s Got Talent and Honey Boo Boo. 

 the Ol'Buzzard

8 comments:

  1. It does seem like the USA has gone past the point of change, which makes me very sad for your country. The best you can say for the situation is that the USA now stands as a warning and example to every other country on the planet not to let gun culture get out of control.

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  2. Sad but true.
    Just one big change in culture due to greed of our corporations and an example of how the dollar corrupts. Too many people have bought into the propaganda of the gun business and the dollar is now more important than human lives.

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  3. OB,
    Good post!
    I am still debating buying that handgun. I just can't believe the power that the NRA has in Washington - I quit them decades ago over their opposition to a ban on assault weapons. Come on! What can you hunt with a AR-15 or an AK-47 and if you know how to shoot (ie marksman)you don't need a banana clip.

    Ron

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    1. Get an alligator, cut off its tail, register it as a dog: no one will dare fuck with you. And it will eat the evidence.
      O'B

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  4. I remember when the NRA was sane!! Sigh.☻

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    1. Me too Kulkuri. It use to focus on hunting.
      O'B

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  5. I absolutely agree with your codicil to the amendment. I really think that America's obsession with guns borders on mass insanity. Paranoiac idiots arming themselves to protect themselves from Paranoiac idiots who have armed themselves to protect themselves from Paranoiac idiots who have armed themselves to...wait, am I repeating myself here?
    Most of my friends here are hunters. On Sundays, in hunting season, the hills are echoing with gunfire. I go to the Hunters Banquet in our Salle de Fete every year. I'm not anti gun either, I'm just pro sanity.

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  6. You know, the concept of the American Gun Fetish as a social psychosis is not so strange when looked get from a historical sense. We are not so far removed brain wise from the middle ages and America has seemed to be reverting. Consider the dancing manias of the 14th century that depopulated entire regions of Europe. Ignorant simple paranoid folks are easily drawn into all sorts of madness....and now, we have the internets!

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