Thursday, June 13, 2013

"We Need To Treat Guns Like Cars"

Really?

Because I know for certain that I've posted many stories here on MArooned about people who were arrested for their 6th, 7th, 11th, and 15th drunk driving offense here in Massachusetts - where it's a mandatory lifetime revocation of your driving privilege after the fifth offense - and yet they were still on the road. And what can you do with a car? You can kill someone.

Conn. woman accused of crushing her ex with car
BRIDGEPORT, Conn. (AP) -- Relatives of a Connecticut woman charged with killing her ex-boyfriend with her car say he had choked her with a belt and she drove at him to try to save her life.

Twenty-one-year-old Cherelle Baldwin of Bridgeport was arraigned on a murder charge in state court Tuesday in the death of 24-year-old Jeffrey Brown, the father of her toddler son. She's detained on $1 million bail.
Yeah, see, the whole "I killed him to save myself" works when you smoke him with a .45 when he's beating you. It doesn't really work as well when you've gotten away, have entered a vehicle suited for escape, and then you chase him down, run him the hell over, then crush him up against a building. This is the equivalent of claiming self-defense in a shooting when someone breaks into your house, you chase them off, follow them home, then shoot them in their sleep. Doesn't wash. What the story doesn't say is whether there was a restraining order against the ex - or even a history of violence (other than her family claiming it).

Cars are remarkably efficient weapons. Several tons of steel propelled down the street at speed? They exceed even the largest caliber firearms by several orders of magnitude in the power factor (power being determined by force X velocity, and force being related to mass). One of the classic examples of cognitive dissonance in the anti-gun movement, in fact, is the canard of "people will be shooting each other over parking lot disputes". If they were that unstable, why on earth wouldn't they already be running each other over?

But, like my good friend Weerdbeard points out, liberals drive, use, and need cars. They hate guns, they project their failings onto everyone else - including those who want to own guns - and assume that everyone is as bad at impulse control as they are. Since they can't trust themselves with the awesome responsibility of, you know, not killing people at random, they want to make sure that no one else can - as long as it's with a gun. When it comes to a two ton vehicle capable of speeds over 100 MPH, though, then everyone's impulse control is just fine and dandy and no one would ever think of running over an ex-boyfriend...

And when someone does, that's totally an anomaly that shouldn't be counted...

That is all.

4 comments:

Bubblehead Les. said...

So who makes a good IWB for an Aston-Martin?

Anonymous said...

Jeff Gonzales wrote the put a really nice front sight on every Mercedes Benz.

Gerry

Geodkyt said...

Les, I dunno about an Aston, but I hear Uncle Mike's is coming out with a faux-kydex IWB for a Smart Car soon. . .

Dave H said...

Must be an ankle holster.