Lessons from The Joker Part Deux
Please watch the short presentation above.
Hubby and I had an interesting conversation this evening and he asked me to tell you about it and pose his suggestion to The Group.
Please remember that *I* am the ‘Nazi’…the rotten hippie commie bastard in the house. Me. I am.
The conversation started off with the Almighty Second Amendment and how that shouldn’t be screwed with. I pointed out that Freedom of Speech is not unrestricted. You may not; shout ‘fire’ in a crowded theater, incite to riot, defame character,or by slander/libel cause egregious damage to another person/company. We put these restrictions on The First Amendment because some of us want to live a fairly civilized society. Therefore, the Second Amendment is just as fair game and just as open to restriction as the First.
He said a lot about…well…people being able to own whatever gun they want just because they want to own it. Then, after a while, he talked himself around to the following compromise. In Roy’s World, all citizens will be able to own assault-style weaponry BUT you’re gonna have to use it only at a certified gun range/club/thing. Oh yeah, you’re gonna have to leave it there too. You can’t take it home with you unless you live in like the wilds of Alaska or Wyoming or something…you know, some place where a bear might attack you and a gun of this nature could actually be useful. We are going to go “house to house” and “take away” whatever assault-style weaponry you own and take it to the nearest certified gun range/club/thing on your behalf. While we’re in your house, we’re going to check to make sure that all of your other firearms are safely stored in a certified gun cabinet/safe. They cannot be just laying around somewhere.
(At this time, please note my plan doesn’t include a “house to house” search)
After we’ve taken your assault-style weapon to the nearest proper facility, you will be able to go there and shoot your assault-style weapon any time the facility is open. When you’re done you will leave the weapon at the facility to come back and visit it another day. These weapons will, of course, be stored in an ultra-safe secure environment. In the event of the Zombie Apocalypse all guns will be available to their proper owners upon request to go shoot zombies.
He kept saying that a ‘responsible gun owner’ should go for this. He said, several times, that they’d still own the gun. It’s, in his eyes, like owning a race car. You can own a NASCAR but you can’t drive it on the street. You may only drive it in designated areas.
Works for me. But…I know that will never fly. As much as I like the idea the ‘other side’ will not go for it. BUT if we toss it down with a bunch of THIS we might have a better chance. Here’s the rest of hubby’s idea.
These certified gun ranges/clubs/facilities will be privately owned. They can be open whatever hours they want. They should be encouraged to make their firing ranges/courses as inventive as possible…you know, targets that pop up while lights are going off…FBI Training type stuff. (Kinda cool) Of course, you’ll have your regular old firing range too for those who like that better. Ranges may be indoors or outdoors if space permits. These facilities will offer ‘outings’ and ‘special gatherings’ even ‘tours’ where they will transport your weapon to the ‘event’ and you can have it while you’re there. Outings/gatherings/events could/would include shooting competitions, trick shooters (The Old Wild West Show…not the TV show! The other one!), displays of new weapons, popcorn, soda, candy apples, all that happy stuff. Kinda like Burning Man but with high powered weapons.
I sat there thinking; 1-who are you and what did you do with my husband? 2-man, that fucker would SELL! You could make a MINT. Seriously, you really could. Capitalist all the way…hahaha.
Of course you have to get them to hand over the assault-style weapon first and…that just ain’t gonna happen real easy no matter what the plan is. Personally, I give a lot of kudos to my hubby for coming around to the reality of the things he sees on TV everyday and some of the shows he chooses to watch. I think the Zombie Apocalypse thing did him in last night. If you think I’m joking about that…Google it! It was a REAL show with REAL people with a whole boatload of REAL assault-style weapons. I think it was on Discovery. They REALLY BELIEVE that ZOMBIES are going to ATTACK. No shit. I think “Doomsday Preppers” may be getting to him too.
Anyway, I want you to know that all I did was sit there and listen to him talk. After 27 years I’m good at that🙂 He went from ‘everyone should own whatever gun they want’ to a ‘house to house search’ ALL BY HIMSELF. I didn’t do it. The last time I suggested such a thing–about 20 years ago–he went ballistic!
So, dear Group…what do you think of my hubby’s plan? The floor is yours and, as always, I’d really love to hear what you have to say.