Let’s Celebrate Those Bump Stocks!

October 18, 2017 By: Juanita Jean Herownself Category: Uncategorized

This is the damn truth but you’re still not gonna believe it.

A Republican candidate for governor in Georgia is giving away a “bump stock,” the rapid-fire gun modification linked to the Las Vegas shooting, in a campaign contest to highlight his opposition to new regulation on the devices.

State Sen. Michael Williams, who is positioning himself as the most pro-Donald Trump candidate in a crowded GOP field to succeed term-limited Gov. Nathan Deal, said the contest is a celebration of the Second Amendment.

Okay, okay, we can’t take about common sense gun control because it’s “too soon.”  But, we can have a  raffle to celebrate an instrument of mass destruction.

And the Republican Party is still claiming that they are sane, responsible and productive citizens.

If you want to let him know how classy you thin he is, here’s his email address: michael.williams@senate.ga.gov

Thanks to everybody for the heads up.

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12 Comments to “Let’s Celebrate Those Bump Stocks!”

  1. Sent my little message,”How insensitive, you should be ashamed of such an idea.” Short and I signed my real name I do not hide behind anonymity. Except here…

  2. Maymoon, you were far more polite than I was. I told him I hoped somebody shot him with that bump stock and that he also would lose the election big time. (Don’t read this, Momma, but I also called him a worthless P.O.S.)

    I didn’t sign it, but my name (which I assume shows up) and email address should have been enough.

  3. well JJ, as you stated in your last post:

    “His supporters don’t care. They, too, have no class, no empathy, and no boundaries to destructive behavior.”

    these people, and those that would “represent” them, are truly beyond the pale and redemption. other than maybe making you feel better, letting them know how you feel about their latest idiocy is a waste of time. they just really well and truly don’t give a rat’s ass. if they did, they wouldn’t be tea baggers in the first place, and they wouldn’t be pulling stunts like this.

    they’re like cockroaches in your home, you don’t just live with them, you eliminate them. it’s the only way to be sure.

  4. Laurel Beckett says:

    Because nothing says “CLASSY” like aligning yourself with a recent mass murderer.

    On a different note about gun violence, especially if any of you are physicians: One of my colleagues, an ER doc who is a leading researcher in this field, had a commentary published in Annals of Internal Medicine yesterday, calling on physicians to take an active role in prevention AND to commit to doing so. Link here: http://annals.org/aim/article/2658284/what-you-can-do-stop-firearm-violence – not behind firewall. The editors of all the JAMA journals signed an editorial in support, here: https://jamanetwork.com/journals/jama/fullarticle/2657547?widget=personalizedcontent&previousarticle=2654052

    Garen is a remarkable guy, serious and honorable and decent human being as well as a first rate researcher, as you will find if you google stories about him. The NRA doesn’t share this view, and some of their more rabid followers have made death threats off and on for years.

  5. The term ‘well regulated’ forms literally the second and third words of the second amendment, following the inconsequential word ‘A’. Those yahoos clearly don’t understand some part of that term.

  6. Sandridge says:

    Laurel Beckett, related reading–

    NEJM editorial on guns titled
    “Firearm-Related Injury and Death — A U.S. Health Care Crisis in Need of Health Care Professionals
    Darren B. Taichman, M.D., Ph.D., Howard Bauchner, M.D., Jeffrey M. Drazen, M.D., Christine Laine, M.D., M.P.H., and Larry Peiperl, M.D.
    October 9, 2017DOI: 10.1056/NEJMe1713355”


    NEJM link to several physician’s group articles about this topic–
    Physician Groups Respond to Las Vegas Shooting
    By the Editors:

  7. Fred Farklestone says:

    He’s also got the experience to be the next governor of Georgia, as noted below!

    “Prior to running for office, Michael Williams had no previous political experience. He made his living running a franchise chain of 18 Sports Clips hair salons for men.”


  8. I would send him a message, but it would be instantly deleted once its intent was clear, so I may as well pound my head on my keyboard.

    Main character in book I’m reading has sign on office wall: “In case of emergency, bang head here.” When it’s pointed out that the sign is too high for her, she replies that it’s not *her* head that would be banged against the wall. (From series by Jodi Taylor about time-traveling historians that always seem to meet with disaster. First one is Just One Damned Thing After Another. Highly recommended; should be read in order if possible.)

  9. So here’s my problem with this, aside from my hatred of all things Republican:

    The ATF erred when it found and memoed that bump stocks didn’t violate the 1934 National Firearms Act. Bump stocks 100% violate the legislative intent of the NFA. ATF took an add-on view of the bump stock, equating bump stocks to checkering or changing the staining of the foregrip. This interpretation is absolutely wrong because whereas checkering or stain changes a cosmetic view of the semi-automatic rifle, a bump stock changes the usual or normal operation of the the rifle to speed up the rifle’s rate of fire.

    So why doesn’t Sen. Michael Williams just hand out cocaine or rohypnol to attendees of his rallies? Neither are more illegal to me than bump stocks.

  10. 1smartcanerican says:

    Rhea #8, I took your advice and purchased the whole shebang – 8 Kindle books starting with “Just One Damned Thing After Another” for $38! Kinda blows my BookBub daily choices that I am currently limiting to free unless it is one of my favorite authors. I’ll let you know what I think of these books.

  11. @1smartcanerican, I bought the same Kindle set. Just finished #3, which ends on a cliff-hanger.

    Do a search for “free ebooks” and you’ll find more sources.

  12. Have blistered this man by e-mail twice. No response. Ten to one he has designated someone else to handle his incoming emails. Designated, as in “unpaid”. Designated is a preferred specialty among his ilk.