Tuesday, January 27, 2009

Stupid

You know, a friend of ours went to a big sale at Grice's gunshop. He was surprised to find the place packed. People were stocking up on ammo. He was looking at a handgun. The store clerk told him that the waiting list was so long at this point, he might as well forget it. He heard it said out loud. People were getting ready for 'the revolution'.
Cripes.
Please tell me this kind of stupidity is not happening everywhere.

13 comments:

MuseSwings said...

Holy Shamoley! What's going on over there???

There's something going on over here at my place. That gem is missing again! Do you have it? Huh? Huh??????

Mikey said...

I'm about to find out, we have a gun show coming up in Feb. I'll be there, looking...
be interesting though, we know some people with a "compound" who are ready for anything. No telling what's going to happen.. scary though

Kelly said...

I wouldn't be surprised if stuff like that is happening everywhere only I think it's more just stocking up on items before they are harder to get rather than any kind of "revolution". I'm sure it's due in part to the fact there are a number of people associated with the new administration who have less than desirable opinions and records when it comes to protecting Second Amendment rights. Some of those include Biden, Eric Holder, and Rahm Emanuel. Even Obama has given mixed signals as to his stand on the issue.

Debby said...

Kelly, I think that the President has bigger issues on his agenda than gun legislation, and indeed, I think he's made his position on guns quite clear. I really think that people need to focus on what the president does rather than getting all up in arms (no pun intended) for what he might do. Seems to me that there are a lot of gun lobbyist groups, sportsman's organizations, and gun shops who are turning a nice profit from fearmongering. This comes from a woman who will guarantee (guarantee!) that there are more guns in her house than there are in yours. I've lost count, and I think that this is Tim's plan. They have their own room. Pray for our president and our country!

Kelly said...

I agree there's been a lot of fearmongering taking place AND I agree the president has bigger things on his agenda for the moment(namely, the economy!). Now, as far as you having more guns in your house? ... I'm not so sure about that, LOL!

And you can count on it that I'm praying for the president and our country.

soulbrush said...

hate hearing about guns and violence...shit!
have just read your blog and it's amazingly frank and open and honest. i wanna be your friend too, and share some of this with you, i wanna ask you how you are and have you really tell me how you are. i like honesty,empathy and loyalty, and have those in chunks to give. so howdy new friend!

Mary Paddock said...

Yep. The hysteria has already infected the gun enthusiasts here too. And there's no point in telling them that the man is so busy trying to straighten out the economy, deal with the war fallout, and the environment that he doesn't have time to check and see if you have a gun in your house or not. They're just sure he's going to take them away. *shakes head*

Bush Babe said...

Cripes... sounds crazy to me. And this comes from a woman who is pretty damned sure she would never ever EVER pick up a gun to actually shoot it. Move it, yes. Shoot it, no.

This is a cultural thing with Americans I think, the whole 'must have a gun' thing. Your Tim's I understand - he uses them. And he eats what he shoots. But to have one because the bad guys might have one... beyond me.

In saying that, we do have guns here - mostly in case a deadly snake is threatening, or if an animal is badly injured and needs putting down. They are really quite rarely used. The thought of using it (even as a threat) against another human just freaks me right out...

And that's all I have to say!
BB

Redlefty said...

We're in Texas. Everyone's already fully armed.

Portia said...

We already have way more hunting guns than people in our house. They are all locked up in a huge gun safe that I'm not sure what the combo is. Mic is working in Canada this week, so if the revolution comes I would have to call for the combo or just head for Canada. Sadly, it would probably be best just to head for Canada as I can't shoot a gun any better than I golf.

Blicky Kitty said...

Yikes. I don't think I know a single person who has a gun. They are so scary.

I'm just over here looking around...making sure I don't see anything suspicious and sparkling...

Scotty said...

I'm with BB on this one - some folks here in Oz might have guns, either because they're allowed to as farmers or are part of a registered gun club. As for the rest of us? Well I've certainly shot guns as a kid and in the Defence Force but I certainly don't like the idea of people walking around with a bad attitude, having a fight with the missus or someone at work, and being able to so readily pull out a gun to 'resolve' their issues.

I think the 'right to bear arms' thing is in the same mold as the 'freedom of speech/expression' thing - just because you can doesn't always necessarily mean that you should.

My two cents expended, I now relinquish my soapbox.

:-)

quid said...

Hmmm... I'm in Human Resources and for much of the 60 days following the election, I couldn't get a decent turnaround time on a criminal records check for newly hired people (yes, it's true, some companies are actually hiring). When I spoke to the agency that does the work for me, they told me that the system was incredibly backed up by all the records checks being run for people who were acquiring guns in droves. Now, I'm in the south (the pseudo south, it's Florida) so I'm sure it might be a higher % here, but that is a real indicator that "trust" may not be the word of the day in our political system.

quid