Ballots, Not Bullets
Bill Quick

The Captain’s Journal » Ms. Magazine Does Guns

I told him I just bought a gun, had no clue how to use it. I asked him to make sure there were no bullets in the magazine or chamber. He took the magazine out and cleared the chamber. He assured me it was empty and showed me how to look. Then he told me how great the gun was and how he had one just like it.

The cop thought I was an idiot and suggested I take a class. But up to that point I’d done nothing wrong, nothing illegal.

On the contrary.  She’s done everything wrong, from refusing to get adequate training on her firearm and the laws of her state, to asking a cop about anything.

The drama is exhausting and breathtaking.  But the thing that really worries me isn’t that she has a gun.  It’s that bimbos like this can purchase an SUV the size and weight of my Ford F150 and drive it down the road with screaming kids in the back whilst jabbering on the cell phone attached to her ear, after qualifying with a driving test that a monkey could be trained to take.

Makes you stop and ponder, no?  It’s one reason I drive so defensively on the road nowadays.

One wonders if she would have bought a Crockpot so cluelessly. Women famously RTFM. Apparently this one doesn’t.

Yes, I get her point. She’s trying to demonstrate that any idiot can get and carry a gun without knowing anything about anything regarding firearms. And she’s trying to do that by being an idiot. There is, however, no law against being an idiot. If there were, this woman would be serving a life sentence, both for her own good and society’s.

I would submit, however, that this woman is a far greater danger to society with a ballot iin her hands than with a gun.

UPDATE: Instapundit » Blog Archive » IS THAT MS. MAGAZINE My Month With A Gun column a hoax?

Bill Quick

About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

Comments

Ballots, Not Bullets — 3 Comments

  1. This doesn’t prove that the story is a fraud, but you’d think her editors would be asking her questions.

    Only if they were interested in those pesky fact thingies. They don’t care as long as it’s antigun.

  2. It’s quite evident, of course, that she’s being as overly-dramatic and utterly-clueless about the whole thing as possible – and that any “editor(s)” involved are aiding and abetting her efforts…

    Only possible pertinent question would be: Are she and/or they doing this purposefully (thereby implying either their absurd belief that they are, somehow, making any sort of credible “study” or commentary on “newbie” gun acquisition, and the emotional reactions that inevitably ensue, or possibly that their regular readership will recognize this as a put-on and will go along with the “gag”, while anyone else happening to see it will be gulled into thinking it’s “real”), or whether (as I personally find more likely) she and they are just as abysmally stupid and hysterical about firearms acquisition, ownership and lawful usage as they appear to be.

    Either way, the whole thing is pointless, hissy-fit bullshit.

    Which is quite obvious to anyone with useful brain function – but then, they’re Progtards. No detectible useful brain-function to speak of…