Lunacy, from Susie Madrak Democracy Now:
We speak with Tucson shooting survivor Eric Fuller. A 63-year-old disabled veteran, Fuller had campaigned for Arizona Democrat Rep. Gabrielle Giffords in her reelection campaign and was at the supermarket in Tucson on Saturday to meet with her. He was shot in the knee and also wounded in the back. “It looks like Palin, Beck, Sharron Angle and the rest got their first target,” Fuller says. “Their wish for Second Amendment activism has been fulfilled.” [includes rush transcript]
Granted Fuller was a partisan before he got shot. Not that there is anything wrong with that. However did Fuller become a psychic after he got shot?
Lunacy, gun version, from Susie Madrak ,Crooks & Lairs:
First of all, this isn’t my idea. It’s my oldest son’s, and he told me about it a few years ago when he was trying to figure out a way he could make money. (Did I mention the kid is a genius? If you use this idea, you owe him.)
He said it made more sense to sidestep the entire gun control controversy and instead pass state laws that require anyone who owns a gun to carry insurance. If they have risk factors (like teenagers in the house), their rates go up. If one of their kids sneaks a gun out of the house and gets caught, or uses it to commit a crime, the insurance gets canceled for some meaningful period of time — say, 10 years.
Why solve a problem that does not exist? There is little need for gun insurance, because guns are already very we. We have what two hundred million guns in the nation, what a thousand gun deaths. Wheres was have less motor vehicals, but far more accidental vehicle deaths.
War on Religion is killing us, remember the Golden Rule?
“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”
from a Secret Service study of what motivates assassins from Alix Spiegel, National Public Radio:
What emerges from the study is that rather than being politically motivated, many of the assassins and would-be assassins simply felt invisible. In the year before their attacks, most struggled with acute reversals and disappointment in their lives, which, the paper argues, was the true motive. They didn’t want to see themselves as nonentities.
I suggest that is better to be good than to be famous. Obviously many killers have felt the exact opposite. While we have an unlimited supply of goodness, fame is finite. There simply isn’t enough time in life time to give three hundred million people their fifteen minutes of fame.
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