Sunday, August 25, 2013

If Gun Control worked, Chicago would be Mayberry

Note to the Brits and Aussies and Kiwis who hit this site..... Mayberry is the fictional small town in the 1960's sitcom "The Andy Griffith Show".  Andy played the sheriff who never had much to do. 

This is one of the best 2nd Amendment rants I've ever heard.  The guy, Cam Edwards, makes some great points in a standup comedy format.  A brief excerpt:
If gun control worked, Chicago would be Mayberry right now! And Weld County and El Paso County would be Thunderdome! You guys wouldn’t have [Weld County] Sheriff [John] Cooke, you would have Tina Turner and Mel Gibson running around! It would be horrible! But that’s not real life! Real life is gun control not working in Chicago. Real life is gun control failing in Camden, New Jersey and Oakland, California, and a lot of other communities in this country . . .
We are pushing back with the lawsuits, with the phone calls to our legislators, by electing officials and supporting elected officials who listen to us. But we’re also pushing back by being grownups, and by being okay at it. By having hundreds of people show up at a range and fire thousands of shotgun shells . . . and everybody’s okay! And now we’re enjoying cigars and drinks and we’ll all get home safely tonight, right?
Because we can control our lives! We can manage our lives! It’s not too difficult. We’re not perfect. We may eat a little too much dessert every now and then. We may not be able to beat that one bad habit, like smoking cigarettes, whatever. But we’re a heck of a lot more capable than our government gives us credit for, aren’t we?
 Enjoy.  Put it on while you're doing the dishes or balancing your checkbook, or whatever.  Great, great stuff. 


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