Thursday, April 7, 2005

Kill them all - let God sort them out

/ laws / insane /
This, you gotta be impressed by:
Florida's legislature has approved a bill that would give residents the right to open fire against anyone they perceive as a threat in public, instead of having to try to avoid a conflict as under prevailing law.

Common sense seems to run in the family:
Republican Governor Jeb Bush, who has said he plans to sign the bill, says it is "a good, commonsense, anti-crime issue."

Some beg to differ, apparently, but NRA money and the gun fetishists in the state of Florida have had their way. The story from the BBC mentions that:

One critic said all the measure would do is sell more guns and turn the state into a modern version of the OK Corral.

At least now, instead of watching all that wanton murder and killing on TV, one just needs to buy a bullet-proof vest, find a nice spot in, say, Palm beach behind a bullet-proof glass and enjoy his or her cocktail while people "perceived as a threat" are executed with extreme prejudice and gunfights erupt on the drop of a hat. I sense a business opportunity involving public webcams and crowded spots.


lazopolis said...

I am impressed. So why the hell do they pay the policemen down there? Can't the meds clean the bodies?

So there is such a thing as the "National Rifle Association" whose former president is a woman of 65 carrying a Colt in her purse! And all this is happening in the most democratic country the world has known. Bloody hell. Let's not make money this time: let's make that web cam public, for the benefit of the community.

talos said...

The only thing I can add, is that, were I still living in Florida, I would be scared into actually buying a gun, on account of all the God-fearing, gun-loving, lunatics that have now a practical liscense to kill... (of course being from Crete, I always was looking for a "rational" excuse to buy one!)

Estarian said...

Καλή φάση..Κολυμπηθρόξυλο δεν θα μείνει στην Φλόριντα.Θα καθαρίζουν ο ένας τον άλλο επειδή δεν άκουσαν καλημέρα με τον προσήκοντα σεβασμό.
"Τιιι ,πέρασες με πορτοκαλί?ΔΗΜΟΣΙΟΣ ΚΙΝΔΥΝΟΣ! Σκοτώστε τον αλήτη!!"
"ΠΟΣΟ ΕΧΕΙ ΤΑ ΚΟΛΟΚΥΘΑΚΙΑ?Αυτό ειναι απειλή για τον κοινωνικο ιστό!Φάτε τον αγιογδύτη"
"-Ρε,αυτός παραείναι μελαμψός και έχει μούσι.Λες να είναι Αλ Κάιντας? -Ξέρω γω,παίζει -Να τον φάμε να ησυχασουμε? -Και δεν τόν τρώμε?"..
Ε ρε τι έχει να γίνει..Ούτε σε κρητικό γάμο τοσες μπαλωθιες