Tuesday, September 17, 2013

Exceptional Again

Putin was wrong.  We are an exceptional nation.  Right up there with Iraq and Syria.  We regularly endure the slaughter of innocents by crazed gunmen with assault rifles in the workplace or schools.  I wonder what the rest of the world thinks about us.  While Iraq and Syria's slaughter continues with hardly any options to end it, we certainly could cut down on our killing of innocents by just banning assault rifles.

Sometimes I wonder if the NRA headquarters in Washington, DC has any security plan in place to keep gun packing crazy people out of their building.  Would it be possible for some nutcase with a gun show up to their board meeting some day, or do they have extra special security provided for them that most other people can't afford?  Some journalists should go check out their security plans.  It would make a good story.


Anonymous said...

We live in a police state of sorts. All the defense spending, national security, defense, border security, homeland security, pumped up state and local law enforcement, etc. A shooting incident or threat brings out hundreds of police heavily armed and ready to fire. And for sure we are the world's policeman. We spend billions for this and education, highways, transportation, etc., is eroding.

Anonymous said...

My understanding is that the shooter used a shotgun. Not sure banning a gun that wasn't involved in the crime would have made much of a difference.

Anonymous said...

@DarrenPWhite says of Jim Baca:

"This is why Baca was less popular than Manny Aragon."

Anonymous said...

Is that the Darren White who never seems to shoot straight. Unless victimizing people at a casino is one thing he can get right. He is a buffoon.