Just when I think gun grabbing, fascist cowards can’t get any more ridiculous, along comes a sniveling twatmold to prove that there’s no low to which totalitarian shitbrains won’t sink. Witness this deplorable excuse for a human being writing for the Baltimore Sun. This harpy is a gutless authoritarian turd who uses the First Amendment to launch a despicable assault on the Second and the Fourth, while vainly painting herself to be reasonable, caring, and not at all bigoted!
It’s amazing that any paper would publish this dreck, but the Baltimore Sun did, and they hired this contemptible creature to be the Editorial Page editor – a sad halfwit who has a hard time understanding the meaning of rights and freedoms, even as she writes an editorial advocating their destruction.
So without further ado, I present to you the twisted, cowardly queef that passes for writing at the Baltimore Sun.
It’s inevitable when my husband and I visit family these days that the subject of violence in Baltimore comes up. Often, I’m the one who raises it.
Oh, this shrew must be fun at family gatherings! As soon as her maw spews forth the first sentence, the rest of the family at the dinner table must roll their eyes in exasperation. “Oh, here we go, Patsy is going to lecture us again. Where the hell is that whiskey bottle?” She must be like Pajama Boy with tits – sniffy, overbearing, and smug, with a voice that could peel the paint off the walls once she starts sanctimoniously humping her hobby horse.
But when it came up last week on a trip to see my parents in Georgia, I got my back up. I thought of the 11-hour drive south and the billboards we passed along I-81 boasting guns for sale (“A Glock for Christmas”!), and of the story my brother-in-law, who lives in Florida, told of a neighbor stopping by to shoot the breeze in his suburban driveway, a handgun holstered at the man’s waist as their kids played nearby.
I can’t even imagine the dissonant screeching that spewed from the orifice in her unctuous grimace! If I were her husband, I’d toss that shrieking harpy out of the car – after I removed my testicles from her purse.
I’m less afraid of the criminals wielding guns in Baltimore, I declared as we discussed the issue, than I am by those permitted gun owners. I know how to stay out of the line of Baltimore’s illegal gunfire; I have the luxury of being white and middle class in a largely segregated city that reserves most of its shootings for poor, black neighborhoods overtaken by “the game.” The closest I typically get to the action is feeling the chest-thumping vibrations of the Foxtrot police helicopter flying overhead in pursuit of someone who might be a few streets over, but might as well be a world away.
Note the patronizing, racist rhetoric. It’s perfectly OK for those poor, black savages in the ghetto to shoot one another. She’s far removed from that, and don’t besmirch her lily white world with that nasty violence!
But I don’t know where the legal gun owners are or how to ensure that their children, no matter how well versed in respecting firearms, won’t one day introduce that weapon to my daughter.
Well, she could just ask the parents of any perspective playmate, or she could keep her kid at home. I mean, who the hell would want their children to play with the kid of that spindly, spineless, uptight harridan?
And so, as President Barack Obama announced plans this week to tighten background checks for gun buyers and increase gun tracking and research, I thought, that’s all well and good, but how about adding something immediately useful: a gun owner registry available to the public online — something like those for sex offenders. I’m not equating gun owners with predatory perverts, but the model is helpful here; I want a searchable database I can consult to find out whether my kid can have a play date at your house.
Well, I’d like a searchable database of panty-shitting snatches I can consult to find out whether or not my kid can have a play date at the house of someone whose idea of home defense is a cell phone, and who exhibits such a stunning lack of self awareness that she literally denies equating law-abiding citizens who dare to exercise their rights to predatory perverts, while doing exactly that! And what about that impressive lack of comprehension about the Fourth Amendment?
Before the 33 percent of U.S. households containing a gun (half of which don’t secure them) gets too worked up, they should know that it would likely include many of my relatives and their friends.
Note how proud this fascist sow is about the fact that she would gladly violate the privacy of her friends and family to allay her irrational fears.
My parents grew up in small town Minnesota, and hunting was a regular part of their lives before they left for other states, and it still is for many they know. My folks were taught how to handle guns and use them safely. But that doesn’t do much to allay my fears; it’s the simple presence of the weapon in the home and the possibilities it presents that terrify me.
Oh, here we go. This is the equivalent of “I can’t be a racist. I have black friends!” She somehow thinks growing up with a tradition of hunting somehow gives her credibility. “See? I’m not a raging, pusillanimous shit wad! My family knows how to handle guns!” She has an irrational fear, so it’s the government’s responsibility to make her labia stop quivering, and the only way that can be done is to violate the rights of her fellow Americans. Well, hell… as long as she’s not in a black neighborhood, right?
U.S. toddlers were accidentally shooting people — including themselves — at the rate of one per week last year. More than 21,000 Americans committed suicide with a firearm in 2014 (nearly twice the number of gun homicides), while 586 people were accidentally killed with guns (10 percent of them age 15 and younger). And most of the guns used in the last 15 unpredictable mass shootings — including San Bernardino; Umpqua, Ore.; and Marysville, Wash., where a 15-year-old used his father’s Beretta to kill four fellow high school students — were purchased legally. The mother of the Umpqua shooter, who killed nine people at a local community college, had even bragged online a decade ago about her son’s “knowledge in this field” of firearms. So much for safety training.
Of course in 2014, U.S. toddlers were drowning at an alarming rate of six per week, but I don’t see Tricia sniffily asking parents if they exercise positive control of their bathtubs and pools. More than one toddler per week died in a residential fire that year, and yet Tricia doesn’t seem to be concerned about easy access to matches.
Tricia also seems quite concerned about the high number of suicides committed with firearms in 2014. What she doesn’t tell you is that 21,439 Americans also committed suicide that year without using a gun. But to someone with a statist agenda, those tragedies don’t matter.
Additionally, I fail to see how putting her friends, neighbors, and family members in a government database for daring to exercise their rights would have stopped even one of the shootings she listed, particularly since the San Bernardino shootings were an act of terrorism. But I don’t see Tricia advocating a Muslim database, unless she’s secretly a Trump supporter.
My only exposure to guns has been to legal ones. I remember as a teenager spending an afternoon with a couple of boys who were showing off after school, firing a family gun in the backyard and play aiming at one another. And I fired a .22 caliber pistol several years ago as a reporter covering handgun-carry regulations in Maryland; I still have the paper target practice sheet taped to my cubicle to flaunt my bullseye. There was a definite rush to handling the weapon, and I could see the attraction of target practice as a hobby. But the risk to owning the gun isn’t worth it to me.
Note the transparent, pathetic attempt to gain street cred.
Guns in the home are far more likely to be used accidentally, in suicides or family disputes than in self defense, according to studies based on anecdotal evidence.
Except, of course, that is a bald faced lie. A CDC study commissioned by the Obama Administration several years ago showed defensive uses of firearms to be an important deterrent to crime.
The NCVS has estimated 60,000 to 120,000 defensive uses of guns per year. On the basis of data from 1992 and 1994, the NCVS found 116,000 incidents. Another body of research estimated annual gun use for self-defense to be much higher, up to 2.5 million incidents, suggesting that self-defense can be an important crime deterrent.
Even at the very low end of the spectrum, defensive gun uses, according to the National Crime Victimization Survey, exceed homicides and suicides… by a lot.
And I’m pretty certain that if I’d had a gun the one time I was the victim of a violent crime (in upstate New York), the outcome would have been a lot worse than it was, with the firearm turned against me in short order. Instead, I was able to scream and break away from a mugger with a dull knife trying to force me into a vacant lot between rowhouses.
Perhaps in the hands of a gutless, quivering turd, without the skill or intestinal fortitude to defend herself, that firearm would perhaps be used against her. But research does not support this contention in cases of normal human beings, who don’t soil themselves at the thought of having to take responsibility for their own lives. The CDC continues “Some studies on the association between self-defensive gun use and injury or loss to the victim have found less loss and injury when a firearm is used.”
Three years ago, a New York newspaper published a map online showing who owned guns in two counties outside of New York City. The backlash was swift and wide, with the most legitimate complaints being a fear of theft, which the paper said never materialized, and concerns about identifying where law enforcement lived. (I’m willing to compromise by including the officer’s name, but not address, in my database.)
Well, isn’t that generous! She’s willing to “compromise” by not including the police officers’ addresses in her little fascist black book. I’m willing to compromise by only including bigoted media whores in mine. Uber twat here will top the list. What this screeching hag doesn’t mention is 1) a number of journalists were fired after publicizing the names of gun owners and 2) the online database was removed a couple of weeks after it was published.
Gun owners may feel picked on, but they are not a persecuted class. They are individuals who have chosen to keep in their homes an object whose chief purpose is to injure or kill, whether in self defense or otherwise. The rest of us should have a right to know it’s there before we — or our children — enter.
They are individuals who have chosen to exercise their Constitutional rights. They have done nothing illegal. They have chosen to take responsibility for their and their families’ safety. And you have chosen to advocate that they be treated like the lowest form of scum – sex offenders, who violate the bodies and self worth of others by forcing them to submit to the ultimate degradation. So, if you want to know, grow some balls and ask. We will continue exercising our fundamental rights, regardless of whether or not you allow your precious snowflakes to enter our abodes. The rest of you gutless, racist worms can huddle together in a warm little cluster of spineless fuckery and leave the rest of us alone.