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Friday, January 4, 2013

Good thing that the Europeans have strict gun control laws

Otherwise it might be like the Wild West:
Two men were shot dead in Amsterdam after a shooting spree involving automatic weapon fire. Dutch authorities have released little information on the incident.

Well, at least it wasn't like the Wild West.
Amsterdam’s mayor, Eberhard van der Laan, called the automatic weapons shooting spree a “wild west situation.”
Damn. What ever you do, don't tell the Democrats. Oh well, at least it's a one-off situation, a "black swan" event, a once-in-a-lifetime happenstance.
This shooting occurred ten days after another shooting spree that left two men dead.
 Oh come on.  Next thing, you'll tell me that automatic weapons are outlawed in the Netherlands, or something crazy like that.
The Netherlands has restrictive gun laws and the automatic weapons used in the December 29, 2012 incident were outlawed and unavailable to law-abiding citizens.
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So all this bit about how "we need to be more like Europe" is just a bunch of Bravo Sierra?  Well knock me over with a feather.  I mean, I thought all those people were smarter than us drooling redneck morons.  Go figure.

6 comments:

WoFat said...

I thought Holland was interesting; lots of prostitutes and loads of good beer.

Rev. Paul said...

But but but it's for the children!

knottedprop said...

Amsterdam is a city where if you have the money you can buy anything and that is if you can dream it up somebody somewhere has it to sell to you. Getting hold of guns would not have been much of a problem far far worse goes on there.

ASM826 said...

I'll bet the soldiers and settlers that got pin cushioned by Comanches and Apaches would have all wished for automatic weapons. Sadly, no, they died trying to stuff 6 more rounds into a single action Army. Full auto came of age during World War I. It would be more accurate to say, "It was just like Verdun".

Anonymous said...

ASM826,

I imagine most of the anti-gun crowd consider that to have been a good thing. After all, they were the evil white oppressors who could do no good.

NotClauswitz said...

Let see, Amsterdamers with full auto weapons? What do you want to bet they're AK not AR's (which havn't been "full auto" for a while now) and of a swarthy complextion. MAybe rather than "Wild West" somethign along the lines of "Wild Mid-East" or even "Wild Siberia" might be closer to it.