So Joan, and several other antis have been complaining about the fires in Colorado started by shooters.
Right. Citizens absolutely do NOT surrender their civil rights- ever, ever, ever. No matter that thousands of acres of land are burning. No matter that in national emergencies people do not necessarily think straight and may just use a gun when they shouldn’t. No matter that the common good and public safety are more important at times than individual rights. There just are times when, as communities, people should pull together to do the right thing and help out. But apparently not to the gun guys. They have to have their guns at all times even if they themselves can be dangerous. There just is no common sense when it comes to the common good for the gun rights advocates.
See? Its all about banning guns! FOR OUR OWN GOOD! Of course somebody who isn’t a drooling moron, Michael Bane has a lot to say on this.
I question whether “target shooting” in the sense we use the words are the cause of the fire, especially when the reports stem from the U.S. Forest Service, which has a long-term antigun agenda. I would, however, like to say quite bluntly to the shooters in the Front Range that we need to obey the restrictions! And in areas that aren’t restricted, for god’s sake use your heads! No tracers; no steel core surplus ammo (which will, rarely, spark off rocks); above all, no “exploding” targets of any kind! I also suggest carrying a good-sized fire extinguisher with you, as well as a shovel. Make sure any fire you start is out out out!
I live up here in the restricted zone, and yes, this has put a huge crimp in my shooting practice for the year. But yesterday it was 91 degrees at the Secret Hidden Bunker — the first time in 13 years the temperature has hit those highs at almost 9000 feet! The humidity is in the single digits, dead dry. Right now, the wind is down as the temperature climbs once again into the 90s, but it will come up hard in the afternoon. What that means in simple, easy-to-understand terms is every single spark goes! And with winds gusting 30-40 miles per hour, there’s no stopping it.
Its not HARD not to burn the place down, and still have a fun day of target shooting. And of course the risky kind of shooting is already restricted when the fire danger is high.
Of course what you won’t hear about from the antis is this story:
People remained out of their homes in Last Chance, Woodrow and surrounding areas on Colorado’s eastern plains Tuesday after fire raced across 41,000 acres of prairie land Monday.
Officials believe the fire began at about 1:30 p.m. as a result of sparks from a tire blowout along Colo. Highway 71 near the small town of Last Chance in Washington County Monday. The sparks set some brush on fire. It then burned 41,000 acres.
I’ve seen tires blow out at highway speeds and it indeed produces more sparks than an 80s music video. I’ve also seen tons of people riding around on under-inflated tires. Who’s willing to bet that Joan has NO idea what the factory recommended tire pressure for her car’s tires, as she’s probably riding around on her tire’s sidewalls.
Joan won’t talk about this because a ban on cars would inconvenience HER! She just wants to restrict rights she doesn’t use!
You see guns are different because they are different!