For Republicans, anything but guns (part one)

Saturday October 7th, it’s been almost six days now. That’s more than enough time. The shooter’s identity has been found out, and it’s been published. His girlfriend’s face has been plastered across the internet. His Facebook and Instagram footprints have been thoroughly scoured (…wuh, nothing?) And, oh yeah, the bodies have been bagged and whisked away.

So now would be a good time to take a hard look at the problem. Today would be a good day to go directly at it. For loyal Republicans the difficult work now begins. Who or what was really to blame for all those dead bodies?

You know – it’s an open society and it’s hard to prevent anything. And when somebody does what he wants to do – it’s going to be hard to prevent anything.

Sen. John Thune of South Dakota: ‘Some folks are always gonna exercise their Constitutional rights and shoot people. We’re a free country – whatcha gonna do?’ I find John’s argument to be a bit strange. When the topic turns to abortion, he never seems to recall that America is “an open society”, or that it’s “what she wants to do”.

Anyway apparently the problem isn’t that bullets are ricocheting all around you, and you feel so helpless, because you are helpless, and you’re pretty sure you’re going to die. The problem is that you have so little Common Sense.

I think people are going to have to take steps in their own lives to take precautions. To protect themselves. And in situations like that, you know, try to stay safe. As somebody said — ‘get small’.

Must credit! Thune! ‘You’re gonna have to take steps in your own life. You need to take precautions. You really should try and protect yourself…’ What a sensible guy. I think Saddam used people like this as human shields, for his cattle.

Frankly it’s sad that Uncle John even needs to mention this – with some finger-tapping and an exaggerated eye-roll – but: You need to try to stay safe. Jeez, okay? So that when, as sometime happens, a hunting enthusiast with a tripod-mounted machine gun starts mowing down everyone around you, you don’t just stand right up and begin lumbering around like a zombie. C’mon, now, don’t do that. Don’t do what those people at the concert did. Do the right thing. Try to “get small”.

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