Who protects GUNS from US?
Pharoahe Monche - Gun Draws
Harlem River Drive - If (We Had Peace Today)
Bushwick Bill - Dollars and Sense
It's a testament to these days and times: GUNS have just about as many rights as we do. We all know that guns don't kill people. People WITH guns kill people. So, why not just make it more difficult to get a gun?
If it were only so simple.
Here's how some politicians are trying to PROTECT YOUR GUNS:
- Virginia Attorney General Robert F. McDonnell has warned New York to stop sending private law enforcement agents to Virginia to nab illegal gun dealers. Apparently, many of the guns used in violent crimes in NYC can be traced to Virginia gun shows. "If anything, these [gun] dealers are the victims," replied the gun dealer's attorneys. When will we stop reading the 2nd Amendment OUT OF CONTEXT?
- Philadelphia, currently in the running for murder capital of America, has state gun laws WAITING to be passed. There's just one problem: they're not being considered, due to the powerful state gun lobby. Turns out, only the state legislature can OK gun laws. While 137 Philadelphians have been murdered, the state legislature is STILL sitting on these gun law proposals. In fact, the city of Philadelphia is suing the state of Pennsylvania for the rights to enact these gun laws and attempt to slow the ever-rising Philly murder rate.
- A federal appeals court in Washington refused yesterday to revisit a March decision striking down parts of a gun control law there. By my count: 2nd Amendment = 3, The People = 0.
In related news: before you sell your USED CDs in Florida and Utah (and soon to be Rhode Island and Wisconsin), you'll need to present a driver's licence and be thumbprinted. Furthermore, used CD stores and pawn shops in states that pass the law are also barred from paying cash for CDs, offering store credit instead, and must retain CDs for 30 days before reselling them.
I WISH I was making this up.