Dr Ray Stantz:Gozer the Gozerian… good evening. As a duly designated representative of the City, County and State of New York, I order you to cease any and all supernatural activity and return forthwith to your place of origin or to the nearest convenient parallel dimension.
Dr. Peter Venkman: That oughta do it. Thanks very much, Ray.
James McCandles:Ain’t this a little showy Pa? I mean that big red box and all the guns out?
Jacob McCandles:I hate secrets, never knew one to be kept. They’ve all heard of what’s in that red box, and they all want it. What we’re doing by this ostentatious display is telling them they can’t have it! Hell, we may be saving some poor miscreant soul’s life by doing this, maybe even our own.
Big Jake 1971
One of the weaknesses of liberalism is the belief in the power of good intentions. That if you simply express a belief that it makes you a virtuous person.
The lefts moves on guns is similar. A direct action such as the placing of guards in a school, is inferior to a law that doesn’t achieve the desired goal of protecting children. In fact said law is more virtuous because supporting such a law counts as a personal action.
There are many ways to illustrate this mindset, but I think the best one I ever saw was yesterday at the Post Office to try to pick up blank Tax Forms at the IRS office.
When you get out of the elevator there is a sign with Warning with big red letters and an exclamation point saying any use of a firearm to kill, or kidnap a person on the premisses was a federal offense and listed the consequences of such an act according to federal law.
It took all my control to not break out laughing.
I can see it now. A crazed angry heavily armed guy with a grudge with the IRS overpowers the guard at the ground floor by the elevator, goes inside and gets to the floor where the Social Security & IRS offices are ready to get his name on the national news broadcast. Then the elevator opens he see that big sign with the big red letters and the exclamation point!
Of COURSE he is going to not only instantly think better of it and go home, he’s going to write a short note of apology while the elevator is heading down and leave it on the prone body of the guard that he left behind the desk.
Just like in NY every single drug dealer, burglar, mafia member and potential jihadist as soon as they see the text of the new law limited magazines to seven shots they are going to instantly unload their clips making sure they don’t have that 8th bullet to fire.
Let me ask one simple question to all those who insist NRA’s armed guard idea is so wrong. What would you want between your child and a madman with a gun?
And before you answer, ask yourself: Which of these two types do the rich and famous employ?