You all know I am a supporter of Second Amendment rights, right?
I am a supporter, but that doesn’t mean everyone should be allowed to have firearms.
Like convicted felons. Criminals. Mentally challenged.
Today, I went to visit my sister-in-law as part of encouraging her recovery from her daughter’s suicide. I saw her boyfriend there with a firearm, a Glock semiautomatic pistol in a holster. We were in a rural setting. I know the big concern is rattlesnakes out there, but a Glock is a weapon for peace officers. I’m not sure most people could really hit a rattler with a pistol with consistency, depending on the quality of the shooter and the distance.
While her boyfriend is out there with a pistol designed to knock down a criminal or six, they asked him to drain the water cooler. The water cooler is one of those Home Depot variety, 5-gallon, screw-on top. So this guy tries draining the damn thing by pushing the button. We’re watching him do this, and after he was standing there for a while, one of the ladies says, “(dude), maybe you should take the lid off.”
So dude is there and he’s trying to pull the lid off of the thing. My father-in-law mentions “maybe you ought to twist it off.” He does, and dumps the water out at our feet.
Here’s my opinion and I could be wrong, but I’m not: Maybe if you get to play with guns, you should be given a “F**king dunce” test. If you can’t answer 10 common-sense questions, like “what utensil would a normal human being use to eat jello”, you aren’t allowed to have a gun. If you’re too freaking dumb to empty a water cooler, you shouldn’t be allowed to have a gun. Just my opinion but you should have an ounce of brains before getting the opportunity to cause mass casualties. Even the NRA would agree with that.