Bobby Jindal announced that it was too soon to talk about gun control after the slaughter of Louisiana citizens sitting in a movie theater. We need to wait for 10 or 12 thousand other slaughters before we mention the word gun.
The Louisiana shooter was able to legally buy a gun at an Alabama pawnshop. Hell, you can buy anything at an Alabama pawnshop including a wife, broken dreams, and banjos directly from Deliverance.
Jindal claims the shooter would never have been able to buy guns in Louisiana because he was nuts with charges of soliciting arson and domestic violence. So Jindal’s solution is that every state have tough background checks like Louisiana.
That’s the whole damn problem with “state’s rights.” There’s some ornery states, mostly including the one I live in. We sell guns to kindergartners in Texas. And because of something called pockets, you can buy a gun in Texas and shoot somebody in Louisiana.
You just made our case, Bobby.
And then up bounced Rick Perry.
God help us all.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) claimed that if people could bring their guns to the movies, they could have prevented the movie theater shooting in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday evening.
“These concepts of gun-free zones are a bad idea. I think that you allow the citizens of this country — who have been appropriately trained, appropriately backgrounded, know how to handle and use firearms — to carry them,”
Yeah, yeah! What this country really needs is amateurs shooting guns in dark movie theaters. Hell, we don’t need on damn movie – we’ll just do The Gun Fight at OK Corral right there in the audience.
Those damn smart glasses didn’t help Rick Perry one bit.
Thanks to chloe bear and Mikey for the heads up.