Another Gun Debate at work
There's a particular gentleman at work who likes to make snide comments about guns, and then look at me and say, "Isn't that right BugDude (except he uses my actual name)." He especially likes to do this in front of small groups of people. He hasn't done it since the CT incident, UNTIL TODAY.
There was a local paper on the table that had a large headline about a proposed local Gun Buyback Program. He said, "Guns are way too easy to get, right BugDude? Nobody needs so many guns. Nobody needs guns that hold 20 or 30 bullets. How many of those do you have?"
Well, understand that this particular gentleman likes to make a big to do about his love of fine wines and other assorted spirits as well as flaunt his monetary accomplishments. So with a small crowd looking at me, I replied, "I wouldn't expect you to tell everyone how much money is in your safe any more than you realistically expect me to tell how many guns are in mine."
This started some debate about background checks, buying limits, magazine capacity, etc. To which I replied, "Mr. X, you make no secret about your appreciation for fine wine and other distilled spirits correct? (he replied he did partake of them yes). According to the CDC, alcohol kills more people per year than guns. So, I propose we push for Alcohol Control laws. First, everyone should have to pass a background check to be able to buy alcohol. Any prior alcohol convictions and you're out. And hefty penalties for illegal straw purchases. You should also have to buy a permit to buy and transport your alcohol and we should increase taxes on it to pay for all of the healthcare/property/and lives lost costs. Next, lets pass a '1 beer per month' law. Yep, no one needs more than one drink per month. And since cases of beer and bottles of wine and liquor are high capacity magazines lets ban them as well and only sell airplane bottles. I mean, alcohol is designed to intoxicate, so we need to pass laws to protect people from themselves and others by limiting the capacity. Now do all of you who responsibly consume alcohol think it is right to limit your right, ability, access, and freedom to be respnsible consumers of alcohol because a small percentage dont? Is impacting your rights going to stop the irresponsible drinkers? No. Only those who obey the laws. Hey, it doesn't impact me because I don't drink, but I will still fight for your right to be a responsible free adult. Same with firearms. Limiting the rights of the innocent will not deter the actions of those who are intent on being the guilty."
I literally received applause from the other 5 people sitting in the cafeteria...and he stood there looking like I just farted on his $1800 Armani suit.
It was just after this that I bought my new Springfield XDm-9 4.5 today. Nothing like a good celebration.
Re: Another Gun Debate at work
Well done sir! Im gonna have to remember that one.
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