This odious piece contains such pearls of wisdom as:
(in reference to the "little boy with a pistol)
“He actually has a Walther P22, my grandson Jake,” she replied, “and number one, that gun is unloaded, and number two, Jake is quite familiar with Eddie Eagle, which is an NRA gun safety program for children.”
“If you look real close, you’ll see that his finger is not on the trigger,” Fiore added. “That five-year-old grandson of mine has total trigger control.”
Total trigger control, yeah!
Or more disturbingly:
“I am not OK with Syrian refugees. I’m not OK with terrorists. I’m OK with putting them down, blacking them out, just put a piece of brass in their ocular cavity and end their miserable life. I’m good with that,”
So this Nevada state legislator wants to murder all Syrian refugees and preserve her right to give her kids guns as presents.
I don't think a clearer case in favour of gun control has ever been made. One thing is sure, at least: she won't be holding office next time around.
Ah, the good ole gun issue. Here is my take on it: I think you should be able to purchase a gun, but I think it should take way longer than it does. I purchased a military grade rifle and about 500 rounds of ammunition last year (or two years ago, can't remember), all within an hour. To me, it would be better if there as a longer process, one that took psychological and criminal background checks into account. I'm not even sure that would help, but meh.
"But I need them for my protection." - Well, you're still in luck, because you can still get one. It'll take longer, yes, but I think you can go another couple of months without protection.
"But when the government becomes corrupt, we need to rebel!" - Yeah, the government has tanks, nukes, drones, and all sorts of stuff that we don't know about, as well as a overly funded military. We would already loose before the first shot was fired. Oh, by the way, the government is already corrupt, and no one is doing a damn thing about it.
"But it's in the constitution!" - Well, the constitution was written a long time ago, when guns took minutes to reload and governments had about the same equipment as civilians. That's a bit outdated, don't you think?
"That won't stop criminals from getting guns!" - It'll make it harder, at least. Plus, not all shooting deaths occur from criminals or people defending against criminals, it occurs from "ordinary" people. I'd even argue that most shooting deaths occur from "ordinary" people.
My take, anyways. And the thing about Syrian refugees, anyone who is afraid of them coming into our country because of terrorists are scared cowards. Congrats, you let them win by not letting refugees in.