Del wrote:On another note.. America has had one of the highest ever day for sales of guns... how can a nation live like this. Heartbreaking.
No. Insane. The gun hobbyists are making sure they have a good supply of guns before Barack Obama cracks down on them.
...In theory, at least. Quite frankly, I doubt Obama is going to make a dent in the gun laws. Too many vested interests back the gun lobby. And if he pushes the issue, I'll bet any money that one gun-toting nutter or another will take a pot shot at him. Presidential assassination seems to be an American past-time. Four were successfully killed, and the list of other attempts are as long as my arm. Any madman with a grudge and a gun can take a life. Or several.
I don't think even Barack Obama, as promising a president as he is, can make any headway against the NRA and associated nutters, not without major consequences. I wish he could, don't get me wrong. I wish he could. But any attempt on curbing gun rights is seen always as a threat towards freedom by people like these.
Guns don't kill people. But they make killing far too easy. After all, what other tool has so singular a purpose as a gun?
Four minutes? That's ages! What if I get bored? I need a television, a couple of books. Anyone for chess? Bring me knitting.
-The Eighth Doctor, defiant in the face of death, in Doctor Who: The Night of the Doctor