Monday, March 28, 2016

Tough Call

Ammosexuals are outraged that guns won't, for the moment, be allowed at the Republican convention. And I gotta say, for the sake of consistency, they've got a case.
... “Policies of the Quicken Loans Arena do not supersede the rights given to us by our Creator in the U.S. Constitution,” the petition reads. 
Americans For Responsible Open Carry also want presidential contender Ohio Gov. John Kasich to use his executive power to override the so-called gun-free zone loophole in Ohio’s law. RNC Chairman Reince Preibus also must explain how “a venue so unfriendly to Second Amendment rights was chosen for the Republican Convention and have a backup plan to move the site if  the group’s demands aren’t met...
Nice touch, that creator thing.

It's sorta like the legislators voting to allow guns pretty much everywhere except their own place of work. Or like being a little bit pregnant. You make free-fire zones part of your platform, you can't draw lines for yourself but not for everyone else. It puts the lie to the whole good-guy-with-a-gun thing.

Plus, the prospect of hot-headed Trumpists who, so far, have only been armed with elbows, fists, spittle, and feet, confronting Cruz supporters, armed with religious certainty that God is on their side, when the conventional shenanigans begin, is, in the abstract at least, something forward to which to look. Assuming that's not too many commas.

So I'm of two minds. I don't wish actual death on any of them, but it could be apocalyptically entertaining. And think what the networks could charge for ads during the coverage. Which, in the end, is what it's all about to them. As opposed to, say, news.

[So the petition might have been elaborate trolling. The point remains, though: the official policy is no guns, which seems so un-Republican. And all the current R candidates have pledged to get rid of gun-free zones! So let 'em start by quickening the loans arena.]

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Smoothtooperate said...

"The petition claims that because Cleveland is one of the most dangerous cities in the world, forcing attendees to leave their weapons at home is putting everyone at risk."

They don't have to leave them at home. They can't bring them to the convention.

Sorry man...But these Tpubs have the comprehension skills of a stump(sorry to all the stumps out there)

I say let em all carry. We all know what will happen.

Anonymous said...

I think just allowing guns into the arena does't go far enough. We ought to start a Kickstarter campaign to provide each registered Republican delegate with a handgun and ammunition as they enter. It's what they want for everyone else, why not let them show how it works?


Smoothtooperate said...

That's a great idea

My thing is this...

Some kid mowing down an entire classroom of 7 year old kids is OK fine.

I wonder what would happen if a shootout between Trump and Cruz voters broke out.

There would be 100 dead and all the living will claim self defense. The guy who started it is guilty though...and dead. Case closed...

The NRA will come with "They were all bad guys with a gun. If a good guy with a gun was there, nobody would have died, or, the good guy would kill all the bad guys, or, both!"

Dr Strangelove said...

It's a hoax:

"Jim is a self-described liberal Democrat who intends to vote for Hillary Clinton should she become the Democratic nominee."

Sidney Schwab said...

Which is what I said in my last paragraph, in parentheses.

Dr Strangelove said...

It's too bad that the owner fessed up. He could easily have had more fun and driven home his point more effectively had he invented a consistent personality to go along with the spoof. Maybe he wasn't willing to run the risk that he might make a couple of new friends in the FBI. Or, once publicly unmasked, finding a couple of new friends from a local militia group.

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