Sen. Kennedy Preaches To The Choir!


Gun Control As Explained By Sen. Kennedy

Guys remember yesterday when Sen. John Kennedy tried to use a tortured analogy of drunk driving to defend gun rights?

He liked it so much he tried it again —with a twist— while talking to The Dumb One on Petunia & Pals:

I cannot argue with the idea of Idiot Control, but Kilmead looks like the beagle that just heard its name, but isn’t quite sure.

Just to reiterate: driving and guns are different, y’all! To operate a car legally, you must:

  • pass a test to get a license to drive
  • register the car
  • buy insurance

And as Scissorhead BruceTheDesertRat pointed out, the state:

  • Heavily regulate sales of liquor, and ban private sales outright.
  • People who knowingly over-serve someone (even in a private home) can be sued for the damages
  • Routinely erect mass traffic stops to identify and arrest drunk drivers
  • Police can stop and question you if they think you’re driving impaired

…but other than that, good analogy, Mattlock! Thanks for making our point for us.

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12 Responses to Sen. Kennedy Preaches To The Choir!

  1. lofgren says:

    Bear arms may be protected by the constitution, but being an idiot is my god-given right and nobody will ever take it away from me.

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  2. Sirius Lunacy says:

    They have the right to pursue happiness and apparently, acting like idiots is what makes them happy. So idiot control is just as problematic constitutionally as gun control is.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ming says:

    Got it. Guns aren’t the problem. People are. So lets give the problem more guns.


  4. Jimmy T says:

    A thief walks up to a man in a suit and pulls out a gun. The Thief says: “Give me your money.” The man in the suit turns around surprised. He raises his hands and says: “But, wait! You can’t do that, I am a Congressman!” The thief replies: “Oh, sorry. Give me MY money.”

    Ok, I have to admit to being a gun owner. In the family I grew up in, successful hunting was the transition from boy to man, and I was quite successful. In fact for some reason my father hung gun racks in my bedroom where all of our guns were stored. I could take them down any time for cleaning purposes, but was warned to never load them until we got to the gun range or hunting grounds. I followed his instructions. In fact, I attended gun classes offered by the NRA back when they were a gun safety organization. Most hunting trips were about ducks and geese, but sometimes we hunted dove, pigeon, and pheasant. It wasn’t until after a stint in the Marine Corps that I went elk hunting. I was appalled at the carelessness of other hunters. Bullets were flying everywhere. In fact a young boy got shot through the hips on that trip, bled out and died before getting to the nearest hospital (sixty miles away over logging roads). That was my last hunting trip. Just couldn’t be out in the woods with the insanity…

    When my father died (20 some years ago) I inherited his gun collection. I still have them, and keep them locked up in a gun safe. Haven’t taken them out to shoot for years . Occasionally, I clean them. The only times I’ve travelled with guns is when we (my current family) went camping. There were times when bears and cougars were problematic. Never shot one though, they seemed to genuinely frightened by humans…

    I’m hoping that the State of Oregon (where I live) will offer a gun buyback program sometime, so I can get rid of some of them. I will not sell any gun to a private party, just too risky and Karma can be a bitch. Anyway there are a lot of people who, like me, are responsible gun owners, and like me believe that marketing weapons of war to the general public is more than a form of disaster capitalism, it is insanity…

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  5. R White says:

    Kennedy’s ‘aw shucks, I’m just a simple country boy’ cheap vaudeville act isn’t fooling anyone and only delays & distracts the adults in Congress from hopefully voting on gun control legislation.

    Kilmeade’s stupidity however, is permanently baked in and the reason why he always looks like a lost beagle. Once, when the dolts on the divan were all asked, “What’s your favorite cake?,” Kilmeade enthusiastically replied “Pie.” FFS


  6. The lack of self-awareness always gets me. If we really had Idiot Control®, what does John Kennedy think would happen to him?

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  7. CalicoJack says:

    Howdy y’all!

    Are you sure that Sen Kennedy was making an analogy and not a proposal? I got my hopes up that he was saying he was going to introduce legislation that would treat guns like a public health issue and do to it what we did to cars and driving to reduce traffic fatalities by 75% or so. We used technology, public education, policy, laws, and scientific study to make it safer to drive, be in a car, and be on the road. Damn. You mean he isn’t going to offer a legislative solution to our gun-related deaths?

    Well, okay.



  8. pagan in repose says:

    Ain’t no idiot with a gun is going to take my idiot gun my god-given damn it rights.


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