Friday, June 21, 2013

Maybe they should take some of the proceeds from the fundraiser to buy a clue...

We live in Arizona, a place where we've seen incidents where...

...six people are murdered and more than a dozen others injured, including now-former Congresswoman Gabby Giffords, in a mass shooting in Tucson...

...a four-year old shot and killed his father in Prescott Valley with a gun left out in the house of a family friend...

...6700 acres (and counting) burn up near Prescott in a wildfire apparently caused by some target shooters who carelessly disposed of some spent shells...

And more, many more; the litany of gun-related tragedies seemingly never ends, with a new one grabbing our attention even before the echoes of the last one fade from our hearing.


Most of America realizes that a problem with firearms exists here, and the problem isn't that there is too little shooting and too few guns.

Most of America.

From the website of the LD26 Republicans -













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Gun movies (I'm not certain of their meaning of the phrase "constitutionally correct", but I expect that it is somewhere close to "propaganda"), "cute" guns, "interesting" guns, prizes, and goodies - it seems like "guns as entertaining toys" will be the event's theme.

Not "gun as dangerous tools".

Wonder if they are going to invite former state legislator Lori Klein to give safety instruction?  If that doesn't happen, maybe she can enter her pink pistol in the "Cutest Firearm" contest.

You know, the one with a laser sight and without a safety.  The one that she pointed at a reporter, just to show it off.

Hmmm...on second thought, if she attends the event, maybe *teaching" gun safety should take a back seat to *learning* gun safety for now.

3 comments:

Thane Eichenauer said...

Klein appears to have a different take on what happened that day.

cpmaz said...

She's entitled to her her opinion.

However, based on what I've seen and read, most observers, whether part of the gun sub-culture or not, think that she seriously f-ed up.

For example, read the comments at the SA post that you linked to. SA is hardly a bastion of liberal commentary, but almost all of the comments were critical of her actions.

Thane Eichenauer said...

SA commenters were critical of her actions. I have been just as critical of how some people claim that (A) Klein knowingly pointed a gun at a reporter instead of (B)(Klein's take) that Klein pointed her gun at a wall and that at a later point a reporter walked between the gun and the wall. Neither is a desirable situation. I do wish that people wouldn't claim that B=A.