Glock In Every Pot
You want to know how gun-bozo we Americans are? Check
Yes, that's almost one gun for every man, woman
and child in this country, which is a lot of goddamn
guns. When Yemen comes in second on the list, a country
owning a gun is a necessity just this side of water,
salt or cable TV then you know we have a problem.
(BTW, this is just a partial list of countries. You can
find the whole thing here.)
Not to put too fine a point on this but Yemen is close to becoming a failed state
and its citizenry are so heavily-armed because it's every man for himself. We're
not in the same tenuous situtation but we sure act like it when it comes to
our family and our 52-inch plasma screen TVs.
The third country on the list is Switzerland at a suspiciously
high 50% adoption rate, but that's because every male
that reaches the age of 18
State to use, just in case. They apparently still
have night sweats about their peculiar friends in Berlin,
and who could blame them?
Currently we have groups around this country planning
a million armed-man march on Washington. A
million wacko's parading around, pretending they have
some relevance just because
in possession of a mechanism that can end the life of
a fellow human. They say it's about saving our
democracy but it's really about how much they hate having
a black man in the White House. Guns make people think
Personally, I think the march is a great
idea. If we could convince the U.S. Air Force to drop
a daisy-cutter on them half this country's problems would
the sword, etc.)
Time and time again I hear people say what a great country
this is. If so, then why are so many of us prepared to
kill each other at a moment's notice? We don't act like
a society that has an abundance to share with one another,
which we do, but more like we're all
hanging on by the skin of our teeth to protect what
At the very least we
own guns just to protect ourselves from other
own guns. That's craziness.
We've all grown up swaddled in gun culture, nursed at the teat of Smith & Wesson,
led to believe it's our god-given right to wield hot death. But it's clear that
firearms have become a cancer on our souls and on our society. You may believe
that your .357 man-tool is all that stands between you and your particular vision
of democracy, against imagined fascists and nazis, but that logic didn't work
out so well for the Hutarees, did it? A million of you just makes a bigger target
for the military to aim at.
And, yes, I know this commentary is just so much spitting into the wind because
we all like guns. GOD how we love guns, but we also like 454 Hemis and processed
foods and cheap meat and bottled water and cocaine/meth/crack and driving species
to the brink of extinction, but there's a point where one has to look beyond
his or her tiny self-interested sphere of influence and begin making decisions
that ultimately make a positive change on this world.
It's possible to live in a world without guns. Other people do it ever day. Just
read the list.