Saturday, April 7, 2018

Whoa Wu

Brianna Wu, bully of computer gamers, is running Congress (Crazy, Taxachusetts) and has a three point plan to address the 'gun crisis' that doesn't exist.
  • If you own a gun, mandate liability insurance
  • Broad outright bans on all 'assault weapons' 
  • Mandate gun safety classes

All, of course designed to make gun ownership more onerous and discourage the ongoing expansion of gun culture/  If it's too much of a hassle, people on the fringes won't bother, is the thinking.  With few people bothering, there are fewer votes at the polling place in favor of pro-rights politicians.  With fewer pro-rights politician, there can be me MORE gun rights restrictions at some future date, leading to an ultimate total ban, ushering the United States into a Brazil style gun free Utopia where no one gets murdered anymore. 

This model worked well in states like Jersey, and also Massachusetts where Wu lives.  Massaschusetts has a lot less 'sanctioned' gun ownership now compared to 30 years ago.  Just ask JayG.  But I don't think this successful strategy is replicable nationally.  There are too many guns already out here, beyond the Northeast enclaves and the West coasts.  Record gun sales continue apace.  Even slow months in the Trump era show significantly higher purchase rates than late Bush Jr. early Obama months before sales really bloomed. 

I've always loved the 'assault weapon' term, invented in the late 80s just to ban guns and can mean whatever a banner wants it to mean.  That was the haters of our civil rights last really genius moment. 


McChuck said...

Wait a minute. Hasn't "Literally Wu" threatened to kill people? OR was that somebody else?

ProudHillbilly said...

And last week in MA a career criminal who has had more than 110 criminal charges against him in the past, including gun charges, shot a young police officer to death. How are MA's strict gun laws working out for them? As well as Baltimore's?