But first:  I had the wrong link for Putin yesterday.


Seeing Putin fail so miserably — despite being smart (and more trustworthy than the FBI) — makes me really happy, too.


Oops.  Sorry.



And now:  Republican Chief Justice Warren Burger.


The Gun Lobby’s interpretation of the Second Amendment is one of the greatest pieces of fraud, I repeat the word fraud, on the American People by special interest groups that I have ever seen in my lifetime. The real purpose of the Second Amendment was to ensure that state armies – the militia – would be maintained for the defense of the state. The very language of the Second Amendment refutes any argument that it was intended to guarantee every citizen an unfettered right to any kind of weapon he or she desires.


How much of that did he actually say?

All of it, as it turns out.

It is insane that Republicans in the House and Senate insist 18-year-olds (or anyone, for that matter, except in very special circumstances) be allowed to buy assault weapons.

Or any deadly weapon without licensing requirements and an adequate background check.

Likewise, cop-killing bullets.

It’s not practical to confiscate the hundreds of millions of weapons Americans already own — almost all of them, responsibly.  No one is proposing that.

It is practical to sensibly regulate future sales of both guns and ammunition.

And, as I’ve said before, to empower local communities to impose the same kind of safety measures that Wyatt Earp, et al,  imposed in the wild West.

What could be more red-blooded American than that?

Sing it with me!

 

 

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