Joan has uploaded some new images to her pintrest account. I’ll be picking at them as I see fit:
In really enjoy these images because it shows how smug and clever they THINK they are. I’ve yet to meet a stupid person who didn’t think they were at LEAST of above average intelligence, and I know of several people who are severely limited in intellect who think they are the smartest mind in the room.
This image is a prime example of that. Obviously the person had to dig and stretch a LOT to populate their list…of course they wouldn’t do the same for guns. Of course I could split hairs and point out that there are things like disconnectors, and cross-block safeties, Firing pin return springs, as well as relief cuts to vent gasses in the event of a head separation, to go all the stuff added to make guns safer.
Still who cares? I could cite the classic urban legend of NASA spending billions making a space pen when the Ruskies just brought pencils. Of course that’s a smug stupid story, as there were dangers bringing pencils into space, so we had good reason to develop a space pen. Either way, my point is, just because something is simple doesn’t mean its bad. I still ate my dinner with a knife and fork, no different than my grandparents did. On a similar note I found and old picture of my Grandfather on his Destroyer during WWII and he had an M1911A1 pistol in his holster. My daily carry gun is also a 1911…ironically for this discussion, the big difference between my gun and my grandfather’s is mine is of a different metal alloy, and it has a few extra safety features on it.
When something works you don’t feel the need to fix it. Further, just look at gun ACCIDENTS vs. Traffic Accidents (all I could find was overall death rate, and even when you include intentional acts of murder guns are still safer than cars), seems those extra safety features still aren’t able to keep up with the guns.
Oh and lastly the little bit about guns being “Designed to Kill People”. I’ll stick to my usual retort. THEY SURE ARE! We have in our laws the right to defend our lives from danger, and that includes lethal force in justified incidents.
I hope I never need to kill another human being to protect my life, or the lives of others, I also know that choice is in the hands of my attacker, not myself. If I ever DO need to defend myself I sure do want a tool suited for that job.
Why wouldn’t you?
Oh and the final tag on the picture on Joan’s account is:
Ask Congress to do something about this.
We did, Joan, did you notice how those crappy anti-rights bills didn’t get passed?