This time You People are gonna’ learn. Your betters have tolerated your quaint old-fashioned attitudes for longer than you deserve. But now they’ve grown tired of the (expletive)-dance. The Brilliant and Morally Superior Charles Blow tells you how serious serious can get in today’s NYT.
“The White House is weighing a far broader and more comprehensive approach to curbing the nation’s gun violence than simply reinstating an expired ban on assault weapons and high-capacity ammunition, according to multiple people involved in the administration’s discussions.” According to The Post’s sources, this could include measures “that would require universal background checks for firearm buyers, track the movement and sale of weapons through a national database, strengthen mental health checks, and stiffen penalties for carrying guns near schools or giving them to minors.”
This is obviously happening because Big Brother loves you. They want to protect you. This is because our government demands safe streets. It’s because, unlike evil gun makers, they care about the children.
Except that anyone reasonably familiar with crime news from St. Louis, MS, would know this was a line of BS. That’s because of a new fad, a new way of local kids being kids. Let me introduce you to the Good Old Game of Knock-Out King.
The St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department, too, knows of the violent ritual. "The 'knockout game' is played by a group of kids who, as outrageous as it sounds, go around with the goal of knocking people out, for apparently no reason," says Chief Daniel Isom.
So obviously the authorities are getting Charles Blow Serious about putting the kibosh on this one. It threatens people’s safety. A group of school social workers in St. Louis showed just how much serious and morally superior people cared what was happening.
The social workers, Wallace reports, "are not interested in talking about it." University City Police Department spokesman Mike Ransom says he has heard nothing of Knockout King and cautions, "We don't want to give people any ideas."
Now certainly a society of Thinking People would care deeply about the gang rape of an 11-year-old girl. It would be particularly troublesome if these thugs ranged in age all the way up to 27 years old. If there were 17 of them, it might just chap a few sensitive and caring (expletive)-holes. Maybe - unless these sensitive people wrote for the New York Times. Here’s how much the Times cares about the safety of 11-year-old girls when the issue doesn’t involve guns.
“It’s just destroyed our community,” said Sheila Harrison, 48, a hospital worker who says she knows several of the defendants. “These boys have to live with this the rest of their lives.” ….. Residents in the neighborhood where the abandoned trailer stands — known as the Quarters — said the victim had been visiting various friends there for months. They said she dressed older than her age, wearing makeup and fashions more appropriate to a woman in her 20s. She would hang out with teenage boys at a playground, some said. “Where was her mother? What was her mother thinking?” said Ms. Harrison, one of a handful of neighbors who would speak on the record. “How can you have an 11-year-old child missing down in the Quarters?”
So we can reasonably ascertain that by and large society really doesn’t care about your individual safety. You can be randomly punched into next week if you have the audacity to walk the streets in St. Louis, Mo. Your daughter can be gang-raped in Houston, Tx. and The New York Times will all but shove a microphone up your nose and ask you why you trick her out like The Whore of Babylon.
The people who govern you could care less if you took a dirt nap tomorrow. As this diary at Redstate suggests, the AR-15 may well be the cure, not the cause of your personal safety problems. So why is there this sudden push to protect you from guns? It’s all about the control.
Attorney General Eric Holder is on record stating that “Gun Owners should cower in shame like smokers.” This is a man who has no problem with armed New Black Panthers patrolling the polls on Election Day in Philadelphia.
As Vice-President Biden prepares to meet with the NRA to tell them how he intends to “protect them” against their will, he talks about outlawing all unregulated gun sales in America. It will work about as well as Meth and Heroin control - meaning that it will do nothing to make you safer, but the government will gain precipitous power at the expense of your rights as a citizen. This, in the eyes of Huey “The Kingfish” Biden, will make any measure of gun control that gets enacted a smash-hit success. He could think of himself as a Knock-Out King.