Find me a law that will predict which of America’s top wannabe superheroes are going to shoot fellow Americans for playing their music too loud or walking around property that the superhero has decided should be their own property by law of “I can see it out my window” and we’ll talk. Maybe we can give people full mental workups before allowing them access to guns—no, I guess that’s right out. Maybe we can ask people who have mentally unstable person in their household if there is a gun in the hou—no, can’t do that either. Maybe we can have a nice public health campaign pointing out the dangers of having an unsecured gun in the house, or asking people nicely not to shoot people they are having an argument with, but I guess even suggesting such a thing goes against America’s Happy Metal Shooty Freedomtime so much that the person suggesting it needs to be punished by the full force of Captain F—kwit, here.
So you think the answer to gun violence is to screen and offer treatment to mentally sketchy Americans so that they stop shooting people? Propose the law, Rand. Propose the law that will keep crazy people from commandeering their parent’s gun collection and assassinating a room full of elementary school children because they woke up one morning and felt like it. Propose the law that will prevent all the playtime super agents out there from shooting people because they don’t like their choices in music. Come up with a budget that pays for the treatment you say will prevent it. Put up, shut up, or both.
Last night, Anderson Cooper interviewed Arizona state Senator Al Melvin. Mr. Melvin supports Arizona’s absurdly discriminatory SB-1062 and is encouraging Governor Jan Brewer to sign it and make it law, despite heavy opposition.
Al Melvin is running for governor this year and Anderson asked him whether he thought firing someone simply for being gay was discrimination. Melvin’s response was nothing short of painful.