With the latest mass shooting at a community college the other day we once again got a chance to see President Asshole use the opportunity to climb over the bodies of the dead to state that he should be given even more power and authority to do whatever the fuck he wants*. This isn't a surprise, as that's who he is.
It's also not a surprise to see that a legion of Democrats, progressives and leftists have echoed the call.
But here's where I rant. Suppose, for the sake of argument, that they get what they want, and the Second Amendment gets replaced with an amendment banning the private ownership of firearms. How do they propose to disarm the country and confiscate all the weapons? I live in a rather violent neighborhood, with lots of gangbangers and wannabes. Guys who pride themselves on shooting anyone in the vicinity when they feel like they've been dissed, whether or not the people getting shot had anything to do with it. Do you really think they're going to just hand over their weapons peacefully? There's no chance in Hell of that happening. The only way to disarm my little town would be to surround it with the Army & National Guard, and then march in like an invading army. Every place would have to be searched, and a lot of people would have to be killed. In fact, they'd have to kill a lot of innocents, too, because that's how a battle in an urban/suburban setting works.**
Mind you, the people that want this done are up in arms (figuratively, of course) every time a policeman stops someone who is actually committing a crime. (See, for example, Michael Brown in Ferguson.) How the fuck do they think they're actually going to disarm people if they don't want the police to even stop people in the commission of crimes?
No, this is not about gun violence, or mass shootings. This is about trying to win points for the next election. People like Amanda Marcotte don't give a shit about people getting shot (so long as it isn't them), they only care about winning political battles for their side. You know that neither she nor the President give a shit about all the folks getting shot in places like Chicago and Baltimore this year. They just don't care about anyone not in their social circles, and their social circles are rather select. The rest of us are only here as a backdrop to their fabulousness. We've got no more meaning to them than pit bulls had to Michael Vick, and we can expect no more sympathy.
* Note, however, that when the President HAS had authority, he hasn't bothered to do jack shit. Example: He disappeared for days after a US Ambassador got ass raped to death by a bunch of camel fucking Mohammedans. He didn't bother doing anything to insure security for US personnel in Libya before that, he ducked taking any responsibility after it, and still hasn't really explained what happened, nor has he done anything about the matter. but hey, he;'s got more import things to do, like make certain that Ferguson, Missouri and Baltimore, Maryland burn so that he can try and drum up a few more votes for his party in 2016.
** Not to mention some much more law abiding communities that happen to be full of gun nuts. Those guys are paranoid the government is going to come and get them anyway. How do you think a move to disarm them would work?