Monday, October 16, 2006

Another idiot

I am a peaceable guy, but some people deserve name-calling when it comes to idiocy.

Leonard Pitts is an editorialist who would rather pontificate about his "beliefs" instead of helping get things done and actually improving society. His latest beef is with establishing a school security program based on the Federal Flight Deck Officer system: volunteer school officials could be trained to carry arms in schools, just like security guards do all over the country at supermarkets,banks, and within 10 feet of wealthy clients.

Many teachers are former law enforcement officers and military veterans, so why shouldn't they be allowed to volunteer to continue to uphold their oaths to protect the innocent from all enemies foreign and domestic?

Arming teachers: The latest bad idea

What does Pitts say about this idea?

As others debate solutions ranging from heightened security to increased vigilance against bullying, Lasee has cut through the namby and the pamby. He wants to pass legislation that would allow properly trained teachers and administrators to carry concealed handguns on school property. . .

Me, I think Frank Lasee is simply an agent of the Zeitgeist and no one knows it yet. Or hasn't anyone else noticed our recent surplus of really bad ideas whose commonality and selling point is that they are simple. Workability? That's optional. Rationality? Overrated. . . .

Lasee's proposal is emblematic of the simple-minded schemes that bubble to the surface of the national discourse with troubling frequency these days. They are not just dumb, they're frightening, suggesting that we are becoming a people too obtuse or too impatient to grapple the complexities and gray shades of this life.

Why, Lasee's plan is too simple to work! That's it! Why did he even bother trying? We know the current school defense plans don't seem to work, but don't try thinking out the box, no sir.

Think of all the "complexities and gray shades of this life" that arise whenever (1) a nut-job (2) harms innocent people who have no means of protection. We sure need some deep thought on how to defend against that problem.

Something funny

Somewhere in the Blogosphere, a lobbyist is complaining about being confronted with . . . wait for it:



And here they are (though from "brave" anonymous drive-by posters):

At 7:21
, Anonymous said...
MORE gun control? You mean like the total gun ban
you've had in DC since 1970? And your murder rate is what 800% cumulative since then? I'll take the crime rate here in Virginia, where the armed citizen, trained and licensed by the State, is out there carrying a weapon, concealed.In closing, do a little research on when Virginia passed the "Shall-Issue" law in 1995. Our crime dropped 45% RIGHT OFF OF THE BAT!Why? The criminals went back to
DC and MD where guns for legitimate citizens is a no-no. BAAAAAAAAAD!

At 7:23
, Anonymous said...
Where were the kid's parents in all of this? It starts at the HOME people, NOT with the government or school. Can't raise right,

At 7:26
, Anonymous said...
There was a letter to the editor in Saturday’s Washington Post penned by someone in Melbourne, Australia, a country with far
more sensible gun laws than our own. The writer makes a point I’ve been trying to make for years:Hey idiot, try checking the stats for Australia and Great Britain, both confiscators of guns. violent crime is OUT OF CONTROL! Why? Because criminals, who, by the way, DO NOT follow rules, have guns while the citizen does not.PS: You can always MOVE THERE if
it's so bad here.

I don't see talking points, I see facts.

More BS

People who care to read this blog will get a sense of my interests with this first "Real" post.

The "Mayors Against Illegal Guns" group keeps claiming that "more federal laws" are needed, but conveniently fail to state just what laws they would like passed.

Coincidence? No proclamations from a group of people whose livelihood is dependent on hogging TV cameras and repeating sound bites? Too, too rich.


We have no interest in harassing law-abiding gun owners and the respectable gun dealers who follow the law.
. . . .

With so much uncertainty in today’s world, one would think Congress would be eager to address this glaring problem. Nonetheless, MAIG will continue to hold the federal government accountable for its negligence, even as it works toward solutions. Congress needs to create a common-sense national policy to stop the flow of illegal guns and save lives.

The silence is deafening here . . . .

Let me get one thing straight: These complaints about shady gun dealers and cross-border gun trafficing are already addressed by existing Federal laws.

Want to stop "illegal guns?" Enforce the laws that are already targeting the problem.

Tuesday, October 10, 2006

First post

Well, it's up and running, now to find the time to post something substantive . . . .
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