Low Hanging Fruit

I’ve been seeing this yahoo around the web for a while now. Overall he’s an internet troll, but he’s an internet troll with some pretty lofty aspirations.

the Manteca resident is seeking the Democratic nomination for Congress with his primary campaign platform being the repeal of the Second Amendment and any pre-existing doctrine of natural law, common-law or laws under state constitutions that allow the right to keep and bear arm.

Now Joe has some interesting observations on that:

He also ignores the fact that the 2nd Amendment is part of the Bill of Rights and said Bill of Rights was a requirement for the agreement to enter into the Union. Hence if the 2nd Amendment were to be “repealed” would that mean that the states are no longer bound by the agreement to be a part of the union?

An interesting question, but let’s play Devil’s advocate and say that all he’d need to get his wish is to convene a constitutional convention and convince them to repeal the 2nd Amendment.

I’m pretty comfortable saying “I double-dog-dare-you”. Also if he’s successful at that I’m wondering what he thinks will happen next? Do you think the gunnies will cooperate?

So let’s kick this fool a tad more, shall we?

Barkley, though, has no qualms with individuals exercising the privilege to possess weapons to protect themsleves. To address that he’s proposing a constitutional amendment that would impose an annual tax on every firearm in a household. Taxes would start at $10 for the first firearm, $20 for the second firearm, $30 for the third firearm, $100 each for the fourth through ninth firearms and $1,000 each for any firearm in excess of nine.

Yeah he has no problems with people owning a gun (of course its a privilege in his eyes not a right), you just need to pay! Now do you notice an omission? Like what the money is for? I suspect he doesn’t say because he really doesn’t care, you see its a punitive tax. You you have a bunch of guns you should pay a bunch of money! You see its a privilege, and guns should be a plaything of the rich rather than a tool that poor people can use to defend themselves in the gang-infested welfare ghettos that “Progressives” like Mr. Barkley have created. Oh but the rabbit hole goes deeper!

And under his proposed amendment should a firearm be lost or stolen it would result in a $1,000 penalty with the penalty rescinded or refunded if the firearm is recovered. But there’s a big caveat to that: If the firearm is used in the commission of a felony then an additional $1,000 penalty will be imposed.

Interesting little system. Here’s a litmus that popped into my mind. Can you think of any other punitive system in existence today?

I know somebody who was charged for having his car stolen, but that was because he left the car idling in a Dunkin Donuts parking lot while he got coffee with the doors unlocked. I don’t know if I agree with that law, but essentially the law makes it illegal to leave your car in a way that invites theft. Still no such exception. If somebody breaks through your locked door, and steals a gun from a locked safe you’re still fucked.

Why on guns? Why the “progressive” mantra of “The Gun is Different Because the gun is different!”?

Why wouldn’t the same law apply if a carving knife of mine was stolen and used as a robbery weapon? Well besides the obvious: “Progressives” use kitchen knives, and hate being subject to the rules they impose on others.

Oh and for LOLS:

Already his proposals are drawing fire from critics on his blog at mikeb303000.blogspot.com

Interesting since the “MikeB” I assume they are speaking of is one Mike Bonomo who lives in Rome, and likely isn’t eligible to run for any US Public office. Also Mr. Bonomo doesn’t believe anybody should own guns for any reason….unless its for the commission of crimes.

Also that above URL isn’t a real blog. Layers of editorial oversight.

Needless to say I have no fear of somebody like Mike Barkley, as he appears to make Alvin Greene look gifted.

Good luck Mike, even in a crooked and reality-divorced state like California you’ll have a really hard time selling your big pile of crazy!

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8 Responses to Low Hanging Fruit

  1. alcade says:

    What a wonderful idea. In fact, I hope Obama supports this gentleman’s bid and echos his proposals as part of his 2012 platform.

    Also, I had a friend who was told he’d have to pay for fingerprinting once his stolen car was found. I wonder if it was because he left the keys inside. While certainly not a bright idea, I can’t believe in faulting the owner for “enticing theft.” It would be no different than dropping charges against a rapist because his victim happened to be wearing a miniskirt and high heels.

    “She had it comin’, bro!”

    • Weerd Beard says:

      As I said to a friend the other day: I quit smoking, that was hard. I don’t steal cars or break into homes…that’s EASY!

      Seriously I’ve walked past unlocked cars with the motor running. I just keep walking. Its not a difficult thing to do. Anybody who can’t resist that urge deserves to be treated like the animal they are.

      • Jake says:

        I have to admit I was surprised when you said you didn’t know if you agreed with that law or not – it’s pretty much a no-brainer, IMHO. As alcade points out, that same “blame the victim” philosophy would imprison a rape victim for wearing a short skirt, and justify that by saying “she invited it.”

        If somebody breaks through your locked door, and steals a gun from a locked safe you’re still fucked.

        Isn’t that already the case in parts of Massachusetts? I recall Jay having a ragesplosion over someone losing his license because someone broke into his home and his locked safe and stole several guns.

        Its not a difficult thing to do. Anybody who can’t resist that urge deserves to be treated like the animal they are.

        Exactly.

        • Weerd Beard says:

          Jay’s story wasn’t Mass law, but the total discretion of Police in May-issue Massachusetts. It wasn’t that the person did anything wrong. Its that the cops finally found a reason to take rights away from a lawful person.

          My hot-cold about the issue is on one hand I 100% agree with you. You’re not allowed to mess with other people’s shit. Period! Full Stop!

          On the other hand I don’t have much sympathy for people who leave kettles of boiling water on the edge of a stove, or a loaded glock on the coffee table.

          But of course setting up the world for the dumbest 3% is why thinks are so stupid as they are.

          So I think you can guess which hand I’m looking at as the better option.

  2. Wally says:

    I am 99% certain that MA state law requires the doors of any parked motor vehicle to be locked.

    Hey, next election cycle, can you write in Jo Frost? You know, Supernanny!

    • Weerd Beard says:

      Man, there have been a few times when I’ve forgotten to lock my door at night.

      I will point out that rummaging around on my property messing with my automobile is a good way to get yourself shot.

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