Friday, April 30, 2010

Quote of the day - Gun Control edition

The Czar of Muscovy explains what's really going on with the whole zomg-call-out-the-National-Guard noise coming out of Chicago, and ends with, well, the truth:
Daley cannot escape the inevitable conclusion that his firearm ban is a catastrophe, which was predicted back when he first proposed it in 1982, and continues to result in innocent death after innocent death almost three decades later. Your mind may boggle at how he can live with this, especially when the rest of the nation can demonstrate that handgun ownership halts the spread of violent crime. But that would be like explaining to a sufferer of OCD that too much hand washing is bad for the skin.

4 comments:

bluesun said...

As it is so applicable to so many situations, I say we nuke the entire site from orbit. It's the only way to be sure. Or maybe just a tactical nuke on City Hall would be enough, if you want to take a risk.

Home on the Range said...

I was thinking.. take him out to the site of the old Meigs field, set him down and fire up the bulldozers.

"Zack" said...

Small technical note: Jane Byrne was Chicago Mayor in 1982 if I remember correctly (always a chance that my brain cells are muddled); I also seem to recall that the Chicago handgun ban began with her administration. Richard M. Daley became da Mayor in 1989.

Da Mayor cannot keep criminals off the streets. Recently two women were clubbed severely with a baseball bat during a robbery; it made international news because one woman was from Ireland. As usual, the felon had a very long rap-sheet.

WoFat said...

Firearms ban. Hmmmmmmm. I seem to remember a liquor ban in that area, once upon a time. How well did that ban work?