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Posted: 6/29/2003 12:08:40 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 6/29/2003 12:35:32 PM EDT by llanero]
Here's a tidbit that got me interested in the website:

Part IV: Our Dirty Little Secret

Kim du Toit
Jun 26, 2002



As everyone knows by now, I am an ardent supporter of the citizen's right to be armed, for all sorts of reasons:

protection of the country against outside aggressors

self-defense against criminals and other scum

defense against home-grown tyranny

sport--hunting, target shooting, recreation, etc.

This position is not necessarily absolutist, however. If someone has committed a crime of violence, especially one which included a gun, they should not be permitted to own guns for a long, LONG time. On the other hand, I happen to think that using a gun to commit a felony should carry a mandatory death sentence anyway, so the issue would be largely moot under the reign of King Kim.

Still, I have to concede that gun owners as a group are not without their fair share of assholes, either. Here's a list of some of the sub-groups.

1. The "Straw Men." These people are peeing in the punchbowl of our gun-owning rights. A "straw man" buyer (for those from other countries/planets) are those jerks who, for financial gain, are able to buy guns legitimately from gun dealers, then turn around and sell the guns illegally to criminals, gangs, and other ne'er-do-wells who can't buy a gun legally. Additionally, a number of convicted felons get their guns by having their girlfriends make the purchase for them. I make a very clear distinction between these men and women, who are themselves criminals, and others who buy guns as gifts for law-abiding friends or family members. It's all a question of intent, and degree.

2. The Gun Morons. These turds call themselves "gun lovers" or "hunters," but are anything but. What they are is selfish, dangerous, and inconsiderate. They are a menace to game animals, to other hunters, to their own families, and to themselves. These are the guys who go hunting while drunk, or shoot at anything that moves without checking to see what it is, or leave loaded and unsecured guns lying in the open around the house. Their victims are wounded game animals, non-game animals like cows and dogs, kids, and lastly, themselves. Unfortunately, the last is far too uncommon.

3. The Paranoids. These are people who believe that the United Nations has a plan to take over the United States by force of arms, have black helicopters stationed in secret locations in Louisiana, and are building prison camps on Federal land in Nevada, to name but a couple of their more mainstream lunatic fantasies. Every movement has its loony fringe, and unfortunately, gun owners are saddled with this bunch of losers. [sigh] There is, however, a considerable distance between the Paranoids and people who are simply suspicious of government abuse--for every Timothy McVeigh-type, there are thousands like myself who are not dangerous, but who nevertheless have a strong distrust of government, and who are always alert for government agency crimes like illegal gun registration, warrantless searches or illegal detentions. (The difference between the Paranoids and the Suspicious, however, is wider than the difference between the Flagellants and the Episcopalians.)

What is painfully obvious, or at least should be, is that just as not all U.S. House Democrat Representatives are socialist loonies like the revolting Maxine Waters, all these gun-owning jerks comprise a miniscule proportion of the total number of gun owners. Just like Waters, however, these idiots get the lion's share of the media coverage.

One of Kim's Laws states that at least 10% of any group of people are assholes. This does not seem to be true of gun owners, however. If Gun Morons, for example, consisted of 10% of all gun owners, then we would have perhaps ten- or twenty thousand children dying through gun-related accidents a year. Instead, the actual death total from this cause is less than two dozen (yes, that's right--once you take out gangbangers and suicides, the latest numbers available show an annual nationwide total of seventeen children under the age of 14 dying from accidental gunshots).

Every hunting season brings stories of horror about innocent people shot by careless/bloodthirsty hunters. Uh huh. Except that when you take the total number of hunters (over sixteen million--see Rant 04/18/2002) into account, the percentage of accidental/careless shootings is insignificant. Yes, I know, one is too many. But basing public policy on the top and bottom of the bell curve is not only silly, but ultimately harmful.

There is of course one last group of total jerks among the ranks of gun owners:

4. I'm Alright, Jack, but screw you. This is the group which can legally carry and otherwise possess a gun (or who are protected by legally-armed bodyguards), but who want to deny that right to others. Step forward, Sen. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA, who carries a handgun), Mayor Richard "The Turd" Daley, and most urban police chiefs, the foul turds.

Here's the rest of the site:

www.kimdutoit.com/dr/weblog.php

Edited to add another web-bit: Chicks talkin' 'bout guns!!!www.thebitchgirls.us/archives/cat_sweet_sexy_gun_talk.html
Link Posted: 6/29/2003 2:07:11 PM EDT
Wow, I always thought the black helicopters were in Nevada and the prison camps were in Lousiana....
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