I don't mean to get political but these are two of the few things I'm passionate about and when I see idiocy being consumed by the masses, I have to address it.
Have you guys ever thought about this shit? I mean seriously thought about it? With all this assault weapon horseshit going on by people who don't even understand how a gun works along with entire cities banning certain breeds of dogs because every member of that breed is inherently dangerous is again complete bullshit. However, aside from these two points of idiocy resides people who are for one and against the other, even though both parties are arguing the same exact counterpoints.
"Judge the deed, not the breed!"
"Don't punish all gun owners for the acts of one mentally disturbed human being!"
Before going further I should tell you that I am for neither of these. Gun control is pure idiocy and BSL is pure lunacy, period. Here's why:
People that make it their life's work to ban, in this instance "assault rifles" and all semi-automatic weapons as well as certain breeds of dogs, just don't understand the dynamic of the argument. If you're Dianne Feinstein than not only are you guilty of the above but you're also a hypocrite in the purest form. Here's a woman that has a concealed carry permit in California along with an armed entourage of bodyguards, whose telling people that nobody should be allowed to own firearms in America. Yeah, ok bitch. You also have these commentators who have written a book or two on random shit going on the air and saying that there is absolutely no reason an American should own an "assault" weapon. Are you wondering why I'm putting "assault" weapon in quotes yet? The reason is because they're not assault weapons at all. An actual assault weapon has a selector switch that allows a combination of these things: single fire, three round burst, or fully automatic. The guns that are attempting to be banned at the moment are semi-automatic which means one pull of the trigger, one bullet fired, period. These same people are also saying that handguns are not semi-automatic because again, they know jackshit about the information presented. Furthermore these guns aren't being outlawed for what they do, but instead for simply how they look. If you have a black rifle with a barrel shroud, a pistol grip, and a collapsible stock, you're a psychotic human being who bears no resemblance to your standard citizen. These guns are no more dangerous than your basic hunting rifle, and as a matter of fact I consider hunting rifles far more dangerous because the calibers of bullets they can fire go far beyond what your basic AR15 can fire down range. An AR fires a .223 caliber bullet, which has substantial muzzle velocity but compared to a .308 or a .444 Marlin round its only a few steps up from a 22 rifle, theoretically speaking. However politicians don't need a degree in rocket science to write bills and vote on them, which is certainly evident at this point in time. I've yet to see one law-abiding gun owner ever go on a shooting spree killing tens of people at a school thus far. Not one. How are we allowing people that don't even understand the type of things they're banning to introduce such things to the house and the senate for voting? It's fucking amazing to me how stupid these people are and furthermore how uninformed the people are listening to the rhetoric that actually believe this stupid shit. All gun control achieves in doing is shifting the balance of power back to the criminals on the street instead of the law-abiding gun owner who will protect his family and his neighbors from the sociopath targeting them for termination. Also, which amendment in the bill of rights do you think is safeguarding all of the others? If your IQ is above 30, you probably guessed the second one, in which you'd be correct. What does a government have to fear in taking away the rest of your rights when the entire LAW-ABIDING populace has been disarmed? That's right, nothing. I would also like to point out a very wise Japanese admiral who stated this when asked if he should go ahead with the order to invade America during World War II:
"You cannot invade mainland America. There would be a rifle behind every blade of grass."Isoroku Yamamoto, Japanese Admiral
So you can thank gun owners during World War 2 for stopping an actual invasion from a foreign military force next time you hear about gun control, and maybe point that out to the dipshit reporting the story. Use that lump of meat between your shoulders and try some critical thinking instead of swallowing what NBC, CNN, ABC, and MSNBC force feed down your throat on the daily. All crime in the United States has dropped by over 50% in the last 20 years folks, google it. Which brings me to my next point:
BREED SPECIFIC LEGISLATION
Whoever thought of this complete retardation, kill yourself. Here you have a group of people and politicians who have been brainwashed by an irresponsible media and blinded by personal agenda to advocate fear yet again. Whenever you hear about a dog attack, never fails, there's a picture of a pissed off pitbull along with a monologue of "fighting breed and vicious killer" to be consumed by the masses. What the fuck, really? I own a pitbull, well she's a shar pei/pitbull mix and this animal is by far the most loyal dog I've ever had the pleasure of living with. Their loyalty and compassion to us, the stupid humans that run this planet due to an opposable thumb and the ability to reason, stand by our side and would give their life for us in one instant should the need arise. This dog was used in the military and have proven to save many lives in both World Wars (Sgt Stubby was one) as well as being a daily part of the show "The Little Rascals," remember Petey? Yeah. So what the fuck happened here? You know what this dog's only crime is? It's loyalty and trustworthiness to idiotic human beings. It is because of that simple fact alone that it is the most abused and criticized animal on the planet because fucktards from your local ghetto and trailer park use them to fight simply because these lazy cocksuckers refuse to get a job and would rather do illegal shit and collect unemployment with your tax dollars. The advocates for this breed and others always say, "Judge the deed, not the breed!" or "This is the same as racism! Judging something/someone based solely on how it looks is what the civil rights movement fought against!" Exactly right. You know what types of dogs I'm afraid of? Chihuahuas. You know why? Because that dog is actually far more likely to bite me than any pitbull, rottweiler, german shepherd, doberman, great dane, and other medium to large breed dogs put on the "OMG fucking kill it!" list. Do you know what both these issues truly come down to? Fear and ignorance. Ever since the dawn of man, we've always tried to eradicate our fears by destroying whatever it is that scares us instead of trying to educate ourselves and understand it. I know we'd be far further down the evolutionary scale by now if this simple fact would just be acknowledged instead of ignored and legislating upon. If the media would get it's head out of it's ass and stop criminalizing these animals and their owners (same with those "assault" rifles up there) and actually report the fucking truth, imagine what the world would be like to live in each day. Anybody who watches network news and believes the shit they hear haven't been paying attention and seriously need to go elsewhere for their facts so that they can come to an educated conclusion of what's really transpired, but they don't.
Fear the viciousness and ferocity of the below animal. Holy shit, OMG, and all that...
The people within these two groups who are the advocates for them are fighting the exact same battle, yet often times dislike each other. The media as well as politicians use falsehoods and scare tactics to legislate the shit out of both issues. Both guns and BSL are deeply seated in both fear and ignorance of the facts. Guns are indeed dangerous if the person holding it is a criminal psychopath intent on destruction, rape, and murder. You better watch out for that guy. I own guns and they've yet to kill anyone, although just the presence of one stopped a home invasion at my apartment in 2011 as a guy who took apart my window was in the process of climbing in when I met him in the kitchen. Not a single shot fired, my personal possessions never touched, and the criminal ran off with into the night. This same thing happens over two million times in America each year, yet you don't hear about that because the media is biased in what they report, but I digress. The pitbull problem isn't a problem, it's a fail to hold accountable the facts in every situation. Have pitbulls attacked people? Absolutely. But so have labs, cockerspaniels, chihuahuas, chows, and every other breed in existence at one point or another. My aunts cockerspaniel attempted to pull my ear off with it's teeth when I was 8 years old, yet you don't see me saying, "Kill all cockerspaniels, they're vile and evil dogs!" So why do we only hear about the pitbulls? Simple, because that's what the media currently wants people to fear at the moment. In the 80's it was the dangerous German Shepherd. In the 90's it was the Doberman and the Rottweiler. Now it's the pitbull. This is all a grandiosity of misinformation running rampant in this country of sheep. If the people who took firm stances on these issues actually came together increasing their numbers by probably 3 to 4 times, imagine what you could hold the media responsible for. Imagine the legislation you can get rid of. Imagine how many people wouldn't freak out the next time you walked your dog down the street because they've been debriefed on the truth. Imagine not being criminalized as a nutjob simply because you own a rifle or two. Imagine people basing their judgment of you on your day to day actions and not what you choose to own or what your hobbies include. Imagine mankind elevating its intelligence, common sense, and critical thinking skills instead of basing his information on corporate owned media outlets. Imagine what future human achievements would reveal in a free thinking society where people were able to come to their own conclusions after actually reading multiple forms of the truth instead of relying on the fiction. Imagine what the future would be like for your children with just this simple tweak of life and society. Imagine.