Random ramblings of a mind damaged by years of disuse and abuse. Also a place to go to be bored to tears.
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Words to live by...
"How beautiful it is to do nothing, and to rest afterward."
(The right to looseness has been officially given)
"Everyone carries a part of society on his shoulders," wrote Ludwig von Mises, "no one is relieved of his share of responsibility by others. And no one can find a safe way for himself if society is sweeping towards destruction. Therefore everyone, in his own interest, must thrust himself vigorously into the intellectual battle."
Apparently, the crossword puzzle that disappeared from the blog, came back.
Thursday, June 12, 2014
We Must Pass More Laws!
There was another shooting at a school the other day. Details are sketchy at this point; no name for the shooter (who apparently killed himself before the cops arrived) but there was one other fatality... a very popular 14 year old boy. And that is where the focus was yesterday; on that boy and how beloved he was. I do not doubt that.
Among the things we do not know:
1. The name of the shooter.* 2. What his motive was. 3. Who his intended victim was (the popular kid or the teacher who was wounded). 4. Where the shooter got his gun. 5. What kind of gun it was.
Apparently, the police are not revealing any of this. And the media is not pressing hard for the information.
On the other hand, the usual people are demanding that something be done to stop this. I have no idea what would have prevented this or any of the shootings we have seen reported in the last year or more. The teen who did this shooting in Oregon, for example, is prevented by law from purchasing a firearm. Oh wait, yes I do... Outlaw all firearms and confiscate them. It will not stop crime and murder but it will stop these crazy shooters. You see, these crazy shooters get the guns from others (one recent exception... the Santa Barbara shooter) who usually purchase them legally.
It's a small price to pay to stop the wanton loss of innocent life. Just give up your right to ever own a firearm (2nd Amendment) and your privacy and right to be secure in your home and person (4th Amendment) and everything will be wonderful. While we're at it, we may as well get rid of the other 8 amendments that make up the so-called Bill of Rights... they just get in the way of the government protecting you, the individual citizen. And we all want the government to be the only ones protecting us from all the evils that exist, don't we? Write your Congressman and Senators. Demand a police state. It's the only way we can be safe.
*Update: 6-11- The police have identified the shooter as a fifteen year old student of the school where the shooting took place, motive is still unknown at the time of this writing, and he stole the weapon (or weapons; one report was that he had multiple weapons) from his home. The weapon identified was an AR-15, a semi-automatic rifle the media calls an "assault rifle." He stole the weapon.