So who will bell the cat?

It’s Time to Ban Guns. Yes, All of Them.
Ban guns. All guns. Get rid of guns in homes, and on the streets, and, as much as possible, on police. Not just because of San Bernardino, or whichever mass shooting may pop up next, but also not not because of those. Don’t sort the population into those who might do something evil or foolish or self-destructive with a gun and those who surely will not. As if this could be known—as if it could be assessed without massively violating civil liberties and stigmatizing the mentally ill. Ban guns! Not just gun violence. Not just certain guns. Not just already-technically-illegal guns. All of them.

Is Ms. Bovy volunteering to come down from Kanuckistan to kick in doors and steal the weapons?

She’s supposedly writing a book on “privilege.” Would that be the privilege of big, strong goons to assault, murder, and rape smaller women? Does she really want to reinstitute that disparity in defensive force, to render women harmless and helpless?

Maybe she’s just a radicalized human extinction proponent who favors genocide over voluntarism.

I digress. Her motivations aside, back to the original question.

A remarkably silly, non-peer reviewed “study” asserts that there are a mere 55 million American gun owners in possession of just 265 million firearms. Oddly, as much as twenty years ago, the CDC put those numbers — very conservatively — at 66 million and 250 million respectively. Others, with a more more realistic understanding of firearms lifespan, estimated 80-100 million gun owners in possession of as many as 750 million firearms.

Consider the past 16 months of record breaking gun sales, on top of two decades of occasionally more sedate sales.

My guess is north of 120 million gun owners, and in the neighborhood of three quarters of a billion guns. More than a third of the country armed. Trained.

When California started getting rabid about “assault weapons” back the ‘900s, I predicted the world’s largest outbreak of “blue flu” if the outright ban passed and the police were ordered to enforce it. Shortly after — purely by coincidence — a police union spokesman made the same prediction. And the victim-disarming legislators changed tactics to slower, incremental restrictions.

So… 55 million, 66 million, 80-100 million, or 120+ million…

“The sheer immorality of victim disarmament aside, one would hope every law enforcement officer out there would stop to consider all the possible ramifications of kicking in several million doors because the occupants are well armed.”
— Carl Bussjaeger

The police in California considered it. Have you, Bovy?

Will you personally put your money where your foaming mouth is? Will you come down from Canada to kick in doors of heavily armed citizens, and bell that cat?

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7 thoughts on “So who will bell the cat?”

  1. I don’t know who they’re trying harder to convince that the numbers of gun owners in the U.S. are inconsequential.

    Are they of the belief that “sticking their head in the sand” really will make the scary boogeyman who owns a gun disappear, or do they think politicians (who do their own private internal polling and studies) are actually gullible enough to believe it?
    No one in their right mind thinks that the “private study” wasn’t purposely released.

  2. Freedom of speech allows the intelligent to talk, but also idiots to spew garbage. When our streets and homes are safe enough that police and politicians body guards can give up having arms I will gladly lock mine away but save them for the future if need be.

  3. And incidentally I read a comment on a column today that surprising as it may sound, gun owners might actually LIE to people who call them up on the phone and say they are taking a survey and do they own guns, how many.

    Gee, really?

  4. Where do they find these morons to write this load of horse manure that they then print? I know, people like that are brainwashed from a very young age to believer this stuff, but when I myself reached a certain age, I quit believing in Santa Clause and the Easter Bunny. How is it that these liberals can’t stop believing that guns are bad and should be made illegal? Cars kill a lot of people every year, and yet the so called intellectual elite don’t want them banned. Oh, they want them to run for days on end and never use fuel of any kind, but they still want them around, for convenience sake. I just find it hard to believe that they pay people like this to spew forth garbage like that. I should look for a job like that. I can pontificate vociferous platitudes with the best of them.

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