Dan Simpson's gun control public policy, first draft


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VacuumJockey
April 28, 2007, 07:29 AM
Found by Iowahawk (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/) in Toledo, Ohio. An excerpt:
"All antique or interesting non-hunting weapons would be required to be delivered to a local or regional museum, also to be under strict 24-hour-a-day guard, with non-foggable invisible laser beams and razor wire in the air ducts to foil Tom Cruise-style cat burglars. There they would be on display, if the owner desired, as part of an interesting exhibit of antique American weapons, as family heirlooms from proud wars past or as part of collections. Non-interesting guns would be melted down and welded into interesting abstract sculptures of some sort by local artists. Family disarmament museum memberships would be $1000, which will entitle members to free parking and discount merchandise at the disarmament gift shop and snack bar, and snack bar personnel would be instructed to notify authorities of suspicious snack bar behavior."

Read the whole screed here (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2007/04/is_that_a_gun_i.html).

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jpk1md
April 28, 2007, 10:41 AM
Here are a few e-mail addresses of the entire editorial staff....just in case you wanted to send them an e-mail to voice your opinion on the article posted here http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250310

simple copy and paste.

royhab@theblade.com;kfranck@theblade.com; luannsharp@theblade.com; kcesarz@theblade.com; kimbates@theblade.com; gbraknis@theblade.com; fcorsoe@theblade.com; tdurham@theblade.com; paulhem@theblade.com; dkoerner@theblade.com; dmurray@theblade.com; nparsons@theblade.com; rpaton@theblade.com; jnorris@toledoblade.com

erik the bold
April 28, 2007, 11:02 AM
I'm still trying to figure out if that was supposed to be toungue-in-cheek funny, or if he's serious. :confused:

the pistolero
April 28, 2007, 11:47 AM
Iowahawk, aka David Burge, is an absolutely brilliant satirist. I've read through just about all his archives and have been left with my sides hurting many times from laughing so hard.

Mannlicher
April 28, 2007, 02:32 PM
there was a good analysis of Simpson's stupid editorial over at Ace of Spades.

http://minx.cc/?post=224379

Tom Servo
April 28, 2007, 02:53 PM
From the original:
Special squads of police would be formed and trained to carry out the work. Then, on a random basis to permit no advance warning, city blocks and stretches of suburban and rural areas would be cordoned off and searches carried out in every business, dwelling, and empty building. All firearms would be seized. The owners of weapons found in the searches would be prosecuted: $1,000 and one year in prison for each firearm.
Oh. My. God.

So, now libs want the 4A out of the way as well?

Checkman
April 28, 2007, 09:35 PM
He's scary, that's for sure.:eek:

cheygriz
April 28, 2007, 09:50 PM
Didn't Nancy Pelosi make a speech similar to that in the house last year?:evil:

I'm still trying to figure out if that was supposed to be toungue-in-cheek funny, or if he's serious.

He's not serious. But Nancy certainly is!

limbaughfan
April 29, 2007, 12:53 AM
Is he serious?

Dan from MI
April 29, 2007, 07:08 PM
I couldn't tell if he supported that, or simply that that was the only way it would work.

I would like to see how the govt would handle this in the woods, mountains, or even some city blocks.

never_retreat
April 29, 2007, 07:49 PM
Before you call me an idiot, who is this guy?

VacuumJockey
April 30, 2007, 09:47 AM
Iowahawk is... Iowahawk! (http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/)

S.P.E.C.T.R.E.
April 30, 2007, 09:55 AM
He Is A Satirist - He Makes Fun Of The Left

SDC
April 30, 2007, 10:30 AM
Iowahawk is most definitely a satirist, but in this case, he's making fun of something that Dan Simpson has actually written.

What Simpson wrote: http://www.toledoblade.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=2007704250310

Iowahawks response: http://iowahawk.typepad.com/iowahawk/2007/04/is_that_a_gun_i.html

Read them both, and you'll realize that this Simpson loon is SERIOUS about his ideas of eliminating gun ownership, complete with flying squads, stop-checks, and midnight raids, 4th Amendment be damned.

hankdatank1362
April 30, 2007, 10:43 AM
-delete-

hankdatank1362
April 30, 2007, 10:44 AM
Simpson's bio should read "... retired diplomat, naive idiot, and raving lunatic..."

He doesn't deserve to live in this country.:fire:

Deanimator
April 30, 2007, 10:52 AM
This has been cited several [dozen] times in usenet. My response:

"No, I refuse. Now what?"

Gets 'em every time! :D

GhostlyKarliion
April 30, 2007, 10:54 AM
But, just in case any wiseacres in the swept areas somehow figured out how to avoid seizure, anybody carrying guns would be subject to quick confiscation and prosecution. On the streets it would be a question of stop-and-search of anyone, even grandma with her walker, with the same penalties for "packing." The roaming squads of special police have a question for Grandma: do you feel lucky, you depends-wearing punk?

I have to stop here, I can barely see for the tears in my eyes from laughing so hard. never seen iowahawk before, but I think we are going to get along just fine.

Mongo the Mutterer
April 30, 2007, 11:03 AM
Iowahawk is one of my favorite sites, I just wish David would post more often.

This guy Simpson is an idiot, and embodies my view of our State Department. What a loon...

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