Easy “gun control” solution, and the US government would make money off of it (that’s they only way they’ll get involved), and no one would be coming for your guns (bear all the arms you want, it’ll just cost to use them): add a use tax to every shell casing sold, filled or empty. A LARGE tax. Say, $100 a casing.
People would think twice before wasting money en mass. And they’d start recycling all that brass they leave all over the damn place. Sure, a black market would develop, but that’s going to happen with whatever happens anyway.
So don’t tell me I have to view #PulseOrlando as an attack on America instead of an attack on gay people.
Because we’re not Americans when you call us faggots, we’re not Americans when you legally fire us, we’re not Americans when you kill trans people, we’re not Americans when you deny us adoption rights, we’re not Americans when you say nasty shit to us when we’re holding hands on the street (and yeah, we do hear you) we’re not Americans when you deny us marriage licenses or a simple wedding cake with our names on it.
In all of those circumstances we’re just gay people, and being an American doesn’t matter.
So, out of respect for everyone who fought and died before me, I’m going to take a few days to mourn as a gay man before I mourn as an American.
And then after that, you can resume telling me I have to be at war with people I don’t know, even though I’ve been at war with my own countrymen my entire fucking life.
The 12 of 12 Challenge was created by Chad Darnell and picked up by a number of random bloggers who linked back to him and vice versa. Chad stopped doing the 12 of 12 Challenge in December 2011, but passed the torch to someone who [sadly] hasn’t been keeping up with it. I am giving my shout-out to Blobby of Blobby’s Blog as he is the one who initially inspired me to do the Challenge, and he still does.
This is my 54th “12 of 12.” A Sunday. A very sad Sunday. The attack in Orlando early this morning still has me rattled. The family and friends I have in the area have all been accounted for, but for a lot of people that’s not the case.