You people are absolutely nuts...
Good morning, everyone. My name is Ebony Utopia, and I've just today decided to join your forum and try to engage you all in constructive discussion regarding the subversive gun-culture and what leads you people to believe in such archaic concepts as the 2nd Amendment and Wild West firearms freedoms. I decided to ask here, because Glocktalk has earned itself quite a reputation amongst those of us who favor progress over gun violence, and as such your website is monitored by quite a few groups.
In addition to being a part-time lecturer I'm also a researcher at a state university, but despite my educational background and work in academics I'm also no stranger to knee-jerk reactionaries, anti-government rebels and, to be honest, outright bigots--as a black man raised in the inner-city, educated in both sprawling urban melting pots and backwoods hillbilly territory, I've seen my share of ugliness.
And it's precisely this kind of ugliness that has earned this website such distinction among more the more level-headed of us in the academic community. I'm here because none of my colleagues are willing to devote much time to holding discussions with people of your extremist political stance. Please allow me ask a few questions, and allow me the honor of holding a pleasant discussion with you...if that's possible for folks like you.
1) You can't POSSIBLY believe that removing gun control from American Life would be a GOOD THING! To say with a straight face that allowing every American to pack heat with banana clips and copkiller bullets and WALK THE STREET with such tools of genocide CONCEALED will REDUCE CRIME? Hah!! I'd sooner believe rantings out of Mein Kampf than to believe having a city full of Rambos would lead to peace and happiness. Tell me you folks don't actually believe that nonsense!!
2) How can you possibly hold fast to the ridiculous notion that the 2nd Amendment applies TODAY? It was written by slave-owning domestic terrorists who ran away from royalty because they were too cheap to pay taxes and wanted to practice a bigoted religion in peace while they murdered Indians and exploited the black man. And when King George tried to stop such butchery and oppression, these rebelious insurgents took up weapons of mass destruction and defied him! And you call these people HEROES???? You wish to perpetuate the silly (if not tragic) laws they conceived?????
3) I know a lot of you are either republicans or libertarians, and most all of you very anti-government and very much anti-Obama. For one, who gives you the right to hate your government? To think YOU know better than your DEMOCRATICALLY-ELECTED GOVERNMENT LEADERS? Moreover, how can you actually say--without breaking out in laughter or perhaps crying--that Obama is worse than Bush??? How can you possibly want the lawless atmosphere of greedy capitalists run amok without any regulation at all?? DID NONE OF YOU WATCH WHAT BUSH DID OVER THE PAST 8 YEARS??
He destroyed our economy. He destroyed the advances made by the Clinton Administration, particularly in Bill's socially-aware tax structures and firearms restrictions. You think just letting people do whatever they want is a good thing???? What happened after Bush allowed the greedy capitalists to dominate the stock market? Oh yeah...THE WORST FINANCIAL CRISIS IN A CENTURY!! And you actually want to go BACK TO THAT??
Obama, praise His vision, isn't stupid enough to allow that to keep going. He's ushered in a Renaissance in Progressive Humanitarianism and Equality, and soon all will feel the warmth of sincere brotherhood and bask in the comfort of civic unity.
Come on, guys...be serious. People don't need to be armed. The only people in need of weapons are the police, and preferably a large civilian police force (which Obama and Holder, two ingenious and progressive thinkers, will soon put together). People can't be trusted to make such decisions as to shoot or not to shoot. And they certainly can't be allowed to just earn and spend irresponsibly!! We've seen what that sort of lunatic rightwing economics does, and it's time to put a stop to such reckless abandon and departure from common sense!!
It's my sincere Hope that all of you will come to your senses, recognize just how wrong your views truly were and join us in our struggle to rebuild America and this time, truly make it a country we can be proud of. Like Michelle, I'm now proud of this country...and I'm doing what I can to make it even better.
Progress has arrived. Hope has arrived. Change has arrived. And if you'll just unclench your fist, We will open our arms.
Praise Obama's name, and Praise America. Thank you for reading, everyone.