Morality is not determined by the church you attend nor the faith you embrace. It is determined by the quality of your character and the positive impact you have on those you meet along your journey
Yowza! Her for president!
Well said, Ms. Benincasa!
Actually, it should be as hard to get a gun in the south as it is to get an abortion.Waiting time, transnational ultrasounds, walking through lines of protesters....Yep, just as hard for a protected, constitutional right
Wow~she says it very well.
Thanks for posting, Gryph. I adore Sara Benincasa. She's a brilliant writer.
I rise from my chair and clap a very slow and deliberate clap -- a clap with gravitas. In her honor. Bravo.
She forgot one big one, make owning a gun have the same costs as owning a car... yearly gun registration taxes and mandatory insurance. Make gun insurance a rider on your home owners insurance. That way these idiots will have something tangible as a back up to their stupidity should they kill someone by "mistake".
And the $1000 per gun per year compulsory gun insurance policy.
...as well as the highly regulated uninsurable types of weapons. Those = jail.
And let the Social Security Administration run the gun insurance program and use the premiums to expand Social Security programs.
I got a better one. (And I think the Swiss and possible Israel do this.)If you want to own a gun, as the 2nd amendment allows, they you are automatically compelled to be an enlisted member of the militia, I.E. you are a member of the National Guard of your state. Compulsory enlistment and training. You will be required to pass the physical and mental tests required for enlistment. And all of the regulations can be compelled under enlistment up to and including lock boxes, trigger locks, what weapons and ammo are allowed, etc. How many of these ammosexuals would enlist and how many would pass requirements?All allowed under the constitution. Remember, "well regulated militia" comes FIRST in the amendment and the "shall not be infringed" relates back to the well regulated militia.
That was brilliant. I can think of another "Sarah" who would be apoplectic however if someone explained it to her. (She would never understand it on her own.)Beaglemom
This is perfect. NRA asswipes have compared gun control to cars by pointing out deaths from car accidents kill people as much as guns but no one advocates taking our cars away. OK, so let's regulate gun manufacturers and gun ownership as much as we do the auto industry and car ownership.
Personally, I LOVE it! However, as the local ammosexuals pointed out to me, 1) they were offended by the term ammosexuals (even though it IS an accurate term); 2) gun ownership is a constitutional right (so is abortion, but they didn't like that either); 3) driving is a privilege. Ammosexuals are what they are. Personally I am a hermit that only ventures out to go to work, the post office, and occasionally the grocery store. In my little corner of bang, bang crazy America it's the smart way to live.
It's good they were offended because it's meant as an offensive term.
We have plenty of "rights" that are "regulated". I say regulate them up their asses and make them PAY. Insurance for a Porsche is more than for a Corolla. If I can't afford car insurance, I can't own or drive a car in my state. Why should gun ownership be exempt from common regulations and responsibilities? It says right in the 2nd amendment: WELL REGULATED. Well, right now the regulation are a piece of CRAP. We have shitty regulations. So, time to step up and enforce the 2nd amendment.
All that she wants is good and what I want. BUT, I also want to see some penalties for irresponsible ownership. Owners who leave their guns left out unattended and with bullets inside for some kid to pick up and play with should face charges of some sort. That is just plain stupid and can cost lives. If there were penalties fewer would be that stupid. More guns would be out of reach. Hard penalties. I know that they suffer when the kid dies or kills someone else. But, damn it. That is avoidable and maybe with the fear of a large enough automatic penalty, those sorts of "accidents" would be greatly reduced. How many poor oafs are in jail because of mandatory drug sentences? Do the same for oafs whose bad habits with their guns lead to accidental shooting.
Licensing for operating a gun must include INSURANCE, along with whopping legal penalties in the event of "accidents". Between the legal system and insurance companies, operating a gun would become a very different thing.
"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"I'll take my rights over your fantasy safety.
8:23 AM Is a coward who needs his guns to feel tough.
Absolutely, 4:49. Meanwhile, as is usual for the gunhumper and ammosexual crowd, 8:23 conveniently leaves out the well-regulated militia clause of the 2nd amendment. It is an amendment to a document, which can itself be amended, as well as having the first clause enforced. it is not scripture.
Wrong Nefer, as usual.As per a below post:The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed- is a precursor to a well regulated militia necessary to the security of a free state.The gun control crowd is always trying to move the goal posts on this issue, while the 2nd amendment has been well established as it stands.
8:23 --No one is infringing your right to own and bear arms. That doesn't mean you get as many free guns and ammo as you can carry. You don't have the right to a lethal free for all. You want to own guns, then you're part of a militia and shall be WELL REGULATED. Like everything else in this country, you will have to be able to afford it. You will be required to be responsible. If your irresponsibility results in maiming or death, you will be required to pay a penalty just as if you hit someone with your car. Of course a car isn't designed to kill people and a gun is. So your regulations are going to be stricter, your insurance is going to be more expensive, it is not going to be "convenient". Tough shit.What part of WELL-REGULATED do you not understand?
This woman should be sitting in congress and kick the GOP ass!
I love this young lady's post. Good for her! O/T, but has anyone besides me thought that Al Franken might make an excellent running mate for the Democratic Presidential nominee?
Might be thousands of us, who knows?
Al Franken is ONE way cool guy!Good thinking.
OK, the name was familiar to me. How many Sara Benincasa's can there be? Way back in 2008 when I was trying to learn about Sarah Palin I came across her -- Vlogging Sarah hilariously. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qEW12XLUM7AThis was uploaded on Sept 1, 2008. Tina Fey was on SNL in Oct. So, I think Sara Benincasa got to this first. I only say that so she doesn't get accused of copying Tina.
Just watched the video. It did a great job capturing the ridiculousness of John McCain picking Sarah Palin as his running mate in 2008. Talented lady! Sara B. I mean!
She had several videos on YouTube that were hilarious.
Yes, agreed. License gun owners [operaters] in exactly the same way car drivers are licensed. Exam, photo, renewal, vehicle/gun type [some are prohibited--you can't drive a tank, for example], LIABILITY, huge penalties/jail time in the event of an "accident", and so on.
Nope, that goes against the 2nd amendment. Get a clue.
A Well Regulated Militia. Insurance=Regulation. Background Checks=Regulation. The intent of regulation is built right into the wording of the 2nd Amendment.
It does not go against the 2nd amendment.
8:23 AM Learn to interpret what you read.
"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."Why don't you learn to read 10:38?
No it doesn't, 8:23. Get a clue.
The types of government controlled regulations and infringements you all think are so wonderful, go against the very tenets of the 2nd amendment.
Cars have to be inspected to. They have to be operable, have a windshield, bumpers, etc. This could be part of the insurance system but I prefer it to be part of the licensing system. You have to bring your guns and all accoutrements for inspection. That means a working gun lock for every weapon. A gun safe with tamper proof lock. A separate ammo box with tamper proof lock. Every piece will need a stick to show pass of inspection. You don't get body armor or certain types of ammo. There is nothing in the 2nd amendment that forbids REGULATING of firearms.
Yes there is mlaiuppa. Shall I spell it out for you again?Ok."the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"
Well too bad for all of you that the 2nd amendment protects Americans from those who would desire to take our rights away.
Why is that too bad for all of us?
Nobody wants to take your precious little gun rights away. We just want to see them well-regulated: just like it says in the constitution. Gun huggers are pathetic. If they invested in teddy bears and blankies instead we'do all be better off.
Obviously someone is trying to interpret the 2nd amendment for all of us. If you are referring to strict interpretation, you should calm down and be happy with your musket.
Nope. You gun control nuts are trying to move goal posts, but we know better."the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."SHALL NOT BE INFRINGED.mic drop.
The right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed- is a precursor to a well regulated militia necessary to the security of a free state.Your attempts to control (ie eliminate) firearms, which we are protected against, negates the ability to form a well regulated militia. "The right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed."Murica.
Guns belong to the Darkness. And that's the last thing I have to say.
Nobody is saying you can't have guns.
6:37 AM Do you wake up stupid every morning?
No, not "mic drop", you clueless dipshit. Unless you are so incredibly proud of demonstrating your ignorance of the constitution and your gold-plated stupidity that you, well, drop your mic to hug yourself.
No one is taking any guns away. Exactly how many guns has Obama taken away during his tenure?The 2nd amendment specifically calls for the government REGULATING the militia. Ammosexuals either can't read or can't process written concepts. Relying on Rush Limbaugh or the NRA to tell you what your rights are is not what a responsible citizen should be doing if they want to own lethal weapons.
Gun rubbers seem to think that, unlike every other constitutional right, bearing arms should have absolutely no restrictions.All out constitutional rights can be and have been regulated to different degrees at different times in history.
EVERY right must have limits in a civilized society. The people who are gnashing their teeth and rending their garments over ANY limits whatsoever being placed on their gun free-for-all are the very same who applaud the new laws that prevent legal voters from exercising THEIR Constitutional rights. They're just fine with the resulting voter suppression because it overwhelmingly affects voters who traditionally support Democrats. I guess they figure the right to have unlimited ability to kill your fellow human beings is a more important right than the right to vote.And yet they'll call themselves 'patriots'.
check to see if she is the original source of that. i posted it a few days ago but i think it was under someone else. i will try to figureit out.
Now this is funny shit. Because with all the controls and laws over owning and driving a car, nobody gets killed or injured in them. Right? And nobody ever breaks any laws pertaining to driving. Right?
Ok course! Regulations and laws are magic! That's why there are no murders, robberies or rapes; the laws against them make such things impossible! /snark. Of course there will still be assclowns who abuse the laws/regs. Hopefully, with more educated, trained gun owners, there will at least be fewer accidents & suicides.
Also, everyone should watch Thd Daily Show's segment from last night (12/10) on the training of a "good guy with a gun". Especially the 2nd half; it perfectly shows how MUCH training & practice is needed to truly bd ready in some sort of hostile situation. I can guarantee you that 99% of gun owners are not ready.
So I guess we should let everyone and anyone drive with absolutely no regulation or restrictions. It will be a free(dom) for all!And when one of them runs over your kid, the driver can walk away from the "accident" a free man because he's "suffered enough."
Automobiles and their regulation is not a protected right in the constitution 8:10. You people are so f-ing clueless.
Free speech is a protected right in the constitution, yet there are restrictions and regulations.Free assembly is a protected right in the constitution, yet there are restrictions and regulations.Freedom of the press is a protected right in the constitution, yet there are restrictions and regulations. Your person and your home/car can be searched without a warrant in certain circumstances.We interpret "cruel and unusual" and "excessive" fines. etc., etc. (I guess except for the magical, sacred 2nd amendment, right?)
8:22 AM Says the lol troll. Still looking for that juvenile orgasm?
My point was, out of control people get ahold of well regulated cars but nobody tries to take cars away from responsible people or blames responsible people for what irresponsible people do with them. They put the blame where it belongs, on the people who misuse them.
9:48 you would be hard pressed to prove that any of the other protected rights have been attacked and infringed upon nearly as much as the 2nd Amendment already has been.
Cars aren't designed to kill people. Guns are. That is their PRIMARY purpose. The second amendment specifically allows for regulation. The problem is it doesn't define a militia. although most who are not mentally challenged recognize our state National Guards to be the modern equivalent of a militia.
People died from driving like shit and not wearing their seat belts or because other people drove like shit and hurt good drivers. Now we all have to wear our seat belts, even if we never get into a situation where a seat belt can save our lives.Have you been drinking? Over the limit, but you know you're ok to drive (and maybe you really are)? You will still get arrested for DWI and maybe even have your license taken away.Don't have insurance? You can't drive.It has nothing to do with blame or taking things away. It has to do with regulation to make everything safer because we live in a civilized society with other people.Really, this isn't very hard to comprehend.
What a bunch of crap, 12:32.
Standing and shouting "BRAVO!".License all guns, and have mandatory insurance. Not so high as to knock everybody out of gun ownership, but high enough to deplete the arsenals cached by some. Limit the kinds of weapons individuals can own, and enforce such laws.
9:05 You are obviously the token ammosexual in this thread, so please inform the gun-control voice here exactly why America will never have a sane gun control policy.Please.
We do have a sensible gun policy, it is called the 2nd Amendment.
Go Sara! This could be just the framework of stricter gun laws, if it saves one kid's life from it's idiot parent who keeps loaded guns everywhere in the house, it's Add an excise tax and taxes on ammunition, like they did with cigarettes. We don't need "Well regulated militias" anymore, we have the armed services and police, fix them, and if we're sticking to the truth, then muskets should be the only gun available to consumers because that was "cutting edge" at the time the constitution was written.
The founding fathers didn't want a standing army and they certainly didn't want a militarized police force. Your nirvana is exactly what they were against,and why they wrote the 2nd Amendment.
So originalists like twodux think we should abolish our standing army. Very interesting.
What exactly do you thing "well-regulated militia" means, twodux?
They didn't want a standing army. They wanted well-regulated militias that could be called upon to squash uprisings like the Whiskey Rebellion in order to restore domestic tranquility.
edit: "think" not "thing"
The gubmint aint coming to take all yer guns.
All that. Plus the insurance mentioned above. And ADD AMMO! And CLIPS!That's part of your regulation. There is no reason the average sportsman needs armor piercing bullets. They don't need body armor either. They don't need 30 round clips. No one needs ASSAULT RIFLES. The very term, ASSAULT, implies they are for killing PEOPLE. If you want to kill people join the National Guard. That's your MILITIA! If you don't want to, then you don't get assault rifles, body armor, armor piercing bullets, high capacity magazines, etc. You are not in a militia and you don't use them for HUNTING. I really don't get why our government can regulate everything else up the wazoo ad infinitum but can't keep a loaded revolver out of the hands of a 2 year old. We regulate the hell out of all sorts of things not even mentioned in the Constitution. Well, the Constitution says we can REGULATE our militia. If the general public wants to call themselves a militia, then we get to regulate them to hell and back. Of course, the only way we will succeed is to take on the NRA and political lobbying. Both of which are extremely corrupt and need a thorough house cleaning. Seems to me Homeland Security could help with the one. Not sure what we can do about lobbying, especially with ALEC owning so many politicians.
I'm convinced that the only thing that would cause the NRA to change their inflexible stance is an accidental or deliberate shooting that takes the life of some high-ranking leader of the organization or a member of their family. If they were heartless enough to not be horrified by the slaughter of children at Sandy Hook, nothing short of a personal tragedy will move them to act. What's so absurd is that they vilify the same limits they themselves advocated years ago, before they became the lobbyists for gun manufacturers.
"the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed"
Don't feed the trolls! It just goes directly to their thighs.