Basicaly they want the same rights as women in the middle east.
So, just to be clear...
1. a gun has no rights. It’s an inanimate object.
2. A right is not something that the government gives you. (Free _____ fill in the blank)
3. A right (in the US) is something that you are born with and the government is not allowed to take it away.
@big freedom, why you must bring logic into a situation that clearly had none to begin with?
@big freedom, how dare you clearly define a thing and strip me of my right to misuse the concept of rights to define my desire for free stuff.
Next thing you know, you’ll be saying racism is more nuanced than any action or ideas people I don’t like do or have.
Some of those depend on which state you’re in, but overall I still thought it was funny.
In the state of Utah, you also can’t be around women if you use drugs, have ever been convicted of a crime of domestic violence, have an active protective order against you (where the protected party is your spouse/child/cohabitating bf or gf), have ever been dishonorably discharged from the military, have been adjudicated mentally defective by a court (including not-guilty by reason of insanity), or have been convicted of a felony as a juvenile within the last 7-10 years (depending on the charge). I think that’s all of the firearms prohibitors, but it’s been a while since I read through that particular part of the legislation.
Oh! And let’s not forget that in the state of Utah it’s also a crime to possess a firearm in a place of worship. So no women in churches.
It’s also illegal to possess a firearm while over the legal blood alcohol limit, which is now .05 in Utah, so no drunk women either.
@NotFlat, in most of your examples your saying it’s illegal to possess a gun in these cases. So the women don’t have a problem. Other people can’t own women in these cases
@BearDaniels, the first set of examples is firearm prohibitors, so those are examples of when it would be illegal to be around women. If firearms were sentient, I assumed they would be banned from the same places that it’s illegal to possess them. Maybe just a difference in how you and I are thinking about it. It’s still a funny comparison either way.
I’m honestly confused as to what line of thought made her think this was a good idea
@BigJohnson86, shes a feminist. This was probably the closest thing to damn Jimmy Neutron "brain blast" she's had on the past 12 years.
@BigJohnson86, I guess she just thought people are so passionate about guns they'd get passionate about her issues.. but issues need tissues..
Can we give just her the same rights as guns?
@Beggar Mugger, can we just give her a gun and let nature sort itself out?
@ImNotRacistBut, probably wont take a gun. Give her a hairdryer and rip off the warning label, then the problem will sort itself out
Me: Goes to store to buy one
Clerk: what can I help you with?
Me: Hi yes looking for a Stephanie
Clerk: what caliber are you looking at?
Me: Oh double D for sure. Hoping for one in tan with uh blonde curtains and drapes.
She's probably cool with the felons one
Ok, lots of comments about rights and stuff above but just to be clear... the locked up at night thing... that’s a law? I’d be happy if it was but I thought that was just “best practices”.
And then back to a comical reference, not all of those seem too bad.
@Canis Arktos, because when you really need it you just tell the murderer “hold plz, gotta open my safe”
@Gothem, I hear you. But there just aren’t many showdowns trying to find the quickest gun in the west anymore. Most real life scenarios will carry a delay between need and gun in hand. But let’s put that aside for a moment to look at how, statistically and despite including what we see on the news, violence of every kind has been less and less common. And that’s at the global and national level. I haven’t checked the numbers state to state or city to city but for the others to be true it’s got to be at least common at those levels too. I have enjoyed going to the range, and while I haven’t yet I would like to try my hand at hunting. Still, the need for a gun for personal defense is less than it was and often, not the only/best solution to your problem. To be clear, I keep putting words like “often” and “less” which are not absolutes. I get it.
@Gothem, But still, people wanting their guns close at hand don’t wear Kevlar 24/7. They don’t wear life vests in case a flood comes at their office building. There are lots of other unlikely events that we don’t let rule our lives. We’ve all got to look at the likelihood of a problem and make the best choices we can.
This has been a long way for me to say that I hear you, I don’t have the answers, but I don’t think we’ll figure the “right” way to deal with guns (if a single such path exists) with single sentences or sound bites. Let’s talk and find out what’s best for each of us. After all, a stray shot, even in self defense, in a dense place like NYC has very different effects than a stray shot in self defense in middle of nowhere Montana or Vermont.