Friday, April 14, 2006

Wal-Mart And Guns ...

So, today on the news, I heard that Wal-Mart is going to discontinue the sale of guns in some of its stores and stock instead "other sporting goods."

What the hell? Guns aren't sporting goods.

Guns are used to kill things.

And if you're going to throw skeet shooting out there, then let me ask you exactly what you think skeet shooters are practicing their aim for? To shoot more ceramic discs? No, they're practicing their aim so they'll get better at shooting birds in flight.

I hate guns. I hate them. I can understand hunting as a means of population control, but hunting for "sport"? It disgusts me.

I think the fact that we don't have better gun control laws in this country is appalling. The only thing more appalling than the lack of gun legislation is the fact that Congress is in bed with the NRA.

And don't give me the "it's our Constitutional right" argument. The Constitution was drafted in the days of settlers protecting their homesteads and single-shot rifles, not semi-automatic assault weapons. Our Founding Fathers weren't able to conceptualize the day when people would be walking the streets toting guns capable of killing a crowd of people with one hefty spray of bullets.

So good for Wal-Mart for beginning to get with the program, but it should pull guns out of all of its stores. Just like Michael Moore shamed Kmart into changing its policy on carrying guns and ammo in "Bowling for Columbine." If people want to buy guns, they can find other outlets.

And as for "Guns don't kill people, people kill people"? Bullshit. Let's take knives and other weapons out the equation, too, and see how many people are beaten to death in fist-to-fist or head-to-wall scuffles. I'm sure there will be plenty, but you can be damn sure that there will be a lot less than if guns were involved. Because to beat someone to death, you actually have to be near them. Which means you're in just as much danger as the person you're trying to beat to death.

Gun owners aren't that brave. They want to murder from a safe distance.

10 Comments:

Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

And if you're going to throw skeet shooting out there, then let me ask you exactly what you think skeet shooters are practicing their aim for? To shoot more ceramic discs? No, they're practicing their aim so they'll get better at shooting birds in flight.
Bull. Millions of targets are thrown every year just for the practice of getting better at shooting targets.

Oh, and rest assured that if Wal-mart pulls guns from its shelves it's not due to any concern for the general public, it's because they can't make money on them anymore.

8:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shoot looters.

7:24 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

Shoot looters.

You're an idiot.

11:32 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who is the idiot? The person who would defend his family and home from looters? Or the idiot who shoots sporting clays? Which according to your blog profile, you do? Better go look in the mirror, pal.

11:37 AM  
Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

Sigh.

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Ethan said...

Anon's right. I can't think of any material possession that I won't fill some chump full of lead to defend.

That includes my 5 cent plastic spider ring. (Stroking ring.) There, there, ringy - nobody is taking you away, EVER.

12:54 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns...

3:36 PM  
Blogger Jeff Hunter said...

If you outlaw guns, only the outlaws will have guns
Welcome to cliche central. How about "guns don't kill people, people kill people." Sheesh.

6:08 PM  
Anonymous Ethan said...

Outlaw = terrorist.


(How's that for reductio?)

11:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, outlaw=terrorist, gangbanger, criminal etc. I will defend my family and home before I will wait for some inept 911 operator to send the police

9:34 AM  

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