Saturday, October 21, 2006

Don't Burn Books - Shoot Them

This is typical of the American gun nut. A guy is running for the school superintendant of Oklahoma --- Oklahoma? --- Of course, he is one of the smarter ones.

His platform. Children can be protected by crazed gunmen by books. And since he is a scientist he has to test his idea by blowing up a whole bunch of ammo.

What I found amusing was his first victim was a calculus book. Bad choice. That has to be the densest object known to mankind.

Read the story and watch a goober HERE ....

We should start shipping books to Americans in Iraq.


Blogger MrsThurstonHowell said...

"We need to look at protection of young people that sometimes people may think you are a little smarter than everybody else or a higher IQ or whatever. They need to look at what the end result would be," Crozier said.

Just what the hell does that mean, Professor Crozier? Perhaps he could take his idea to the White House and suggest to Bookworm Newly Nuanced Bush when out in public for that extra protection only a book can give, that he wear a sandwich board of his literary favorites from his recent list the White House posted on CSPAN. Nix on Albert Camus' The Stranger though. A quick read for those intellectual Cliff Notes types, but not suitable for body armour.

12:55 PM, October 21, 2006  
Blogger The Libertarian Guy (tm) said...

Do we ban sharp-pointed knives as well, like they're trying to do in England?

Never could understand the mentality of "getting rid of private gun ownership = nobody gets hurt". Take away all "weapons", and we still have rocks, tree limbs, and bare fists at our disposal... and we can't ban those harm-delivery systems... or can we?

Can't coat people with Nerf material, so they don't get bumps and bruises, either. Just as silly as trying to pass laws to protect ourselves from... ourselves (drug laws, for instance).

Not defending this Oklahoma guy's point, just poking at the folly of micromanaging the lives of law-abiding Americans. Something BOTH parties do, by the way.

You knew this had to be coming, John. ;)

2:24 PM, October 21, 2006  

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