“My guess is that we’re going to get a law anyway, and my hope is that it will consist of small measures that might have some tiny actual effect, like restrictions on magazine capacity. I’d also like us to encourage people to gang rush shooters, rather than following their instincts to hide; if we drilled it into young people that the correct thing to do is for everyone to instantly run at the guy with the gun, these sorts of mass shootings would be less deadly, because even a guy with a very powerful weapon can be brought down by 8-12 unarmed bodies piling on him at once. Would it work? Would people do it? I have no idea; all I can say is that both these things would be more effective than banning rifles with pistol grips.”
Now McMegan’s defenders are going to whine about hammering on this admittedly small section of her blogpost walloftext, but some things are so beyond the pale that they deserve – no, DEMAND to be called out on their own.
(h/t to waynski for the title, and to ABL for the heads up on the article)
“Realistic gun fanciers: You’ve had your turn to control the stupid, deadly, asinine idiots who fetishize gun ownership and you have failed. Miserably. So no, I’m not concerned about your feelings. From polls of NRA members and even numerous posters here you want sensible, workable controls on guns. So stop siding with the nuts and join those who have the same goals. Get over the hurt feelings and help yourselves. Otherwise at some point(probably not in my lifetime but whatever) you will lose all that you so value. This obsession with guns can not last, because the nation will not survive with this attitude. Even in the old west people realized that a weapon in the home was different than a weapon easily used in a crowd. And passed laws against carrying inside of city limits, hired sheriffs to stop the senseless killing and survived better for it.
Join the forces calling for better more sensible gun laws, be willing to limit guns to those who prove they can own them responsibly. Your feelings just aren’t that important.”
Interesting too, that all the NRA’s bought and paid for Congresscritters, including John “permanent fixture on Sunday morning shows” McCain were nowhere to be found yesterday.
Via Robin Marty at RH Reality Check (who is sitting across from me right now at the RHRC strategy meeting), a dry-cleaner outfit in Cincinnati, Ohio is splashing its Forced Birther message on wire hangers, either blissfully unaware or blissfully not giving a fuck about the optics of putting a Forced Birth message on a goddamn wire hanger:
There is a branch of anti-choice activists that will use pretty much anything as a medium for their message: newspaper ads, graphic signs displayed in front of schools, bus stop benches. You would think they would know well enough to leave one place untouched, though. Wire coat hangers.
Springdale Drycleaners of Cincinnati, Ohio, has been etching “Choose Life” ads on wire coat hangers used to hang dry-cleaning.
Some people just need to be kicked out of an airlock already…