What the Democrats Should Do

What the Democrats should do is a trending topic right now. It doesn’t sound as if people, even people on the left, trust that Democrats have the right message, or know anything at all about getting candidates elected. I think that this is perhaps because the Democrats don’t cheat as much as the Republicans do right now. But then I suddenly had a flash of inspiration, the kind that comes to you when you are doing something else, like washing dishes. These kinds of eureka moments are persistent and they stay with you, even when you walk into another room. They also seem shockingly perfect, as in “why didn’t I ever think about this before!” In these moments you feel like Einstein when he came up with E=mc2. Or the way whoever figured out particle entanglement feels.

Democrats need to do exactly what Republicans want us to do. We need to do what the NRA wants us to do. We need to honor the Second Amendment. Democrats need to buy guns, lots of guns.

What are the bestsellers right now, according to the internet? Counting down to number one, they are:

5. Encore 209x.50 Magnum, 4. Remington Model 870 Pump Action Shotgun, 3. Bushmaster AR – 15 Semi-automatic Rifle, 2. Smith and Wesson Model 10 Revolver, 1 Colt M1911.

Democrats like to be stylish, so get one of those, or why not get all of them.

I think there are “blue” camo clothes which might be quite useful in cities and would be quite symbolic. Also “blue” camo would be more attractive than “red” camo, although I do like those wool buffalo check jackets better in red.

What will we do with our guns? Well first we’ll have to take lessons and learn how to use them. Then we can accessorize, by adding things like cross-body gun cases or holsters. We can research the best gun locks and add those. Then we will need gun safes. The gun industry will be thriving.

Next we need to come up with social activities to participate in with our guns. We can take them to Walmart with us. We can go hunting together and shoot at skeets. We can roast marshmallows after ten mile hikes and dry our socks on our gun barrels (remember to take the clip out, please). Guns would be great company at demonstrations like when those neo-Nazis took their guns to Charlotte.

This new Democratic initiative should make both the Republican Party and the NRA very happy. It will strengthen the image of Democrats and the Democrats will then be ready for anything. (I sure hope you aren’t one of those people who doesn’t understand sarcasm).

Photo Credits: From a Google Image Search, Lead picture – theamericanconservative.com, camo picture – Amazon

Lock Up Your Guns

We definitely are aware that we have the right to bear arms. It is almost as impossible to talk about guns in America as it is to talk about abortion. Guns seem to have more supporters than children who live in poverty do. Almost any person in America can own as many guns as s/he wishes to own. I understand that I cannot fight the National Rifle Association and I don’t really want to. Perhaps knowing that most of the citizenry is armed helps keep America free, although many people question how much freedom we retain even with our personal armories.
Our children are another story, however. Why do our children have access to guns? Children should not be able to get a gun anywhere. If a child is a hunter some parent should be charged with locking up guns when they are not in use for hunting. Children who have guns are killing other people’s children. Over and over again this is happening. Will we wait until there are grieving families in every community in America before we convince parents that they need to have a safe place to park the family’s guns. I suppose it might be possible to convince even street gangs and criminals to see that minors do not have access to guns. For an adult to make a decision that will ruin his/her life is one thing. We accept that we must live with our adult choices. But for children to make choices that will take away any chance they have of living a free life should strike all of us as wrong. If there is any way that we can intervene in such a sad trajectory, then we should embrace it. Locking up weapons is such a simple, no-brainer, solution. We try to legislate away all of the risks that we face in this life, but we cannot. A new law is not the answer; a new attitude is the answer.
No child should have to sit in a school cafeteria or a classroom or a gym wondering if someone is going to turn the room into a shooting gallery and a hall of horrors. How does a child ever feel safe again after something like this? This is such a cowardly act. It takes no bravery to kill unsuspecting people who cannot escape someone’s murderous vengeance against slights that were perhaps perpetrated by others. Park your guns and park them in a safe and secure place. Do not allow your children to use your guns unless you are there to supervise. Actually I don’t really have to speak with gang members and criminals because the people killing our students have not, as far as I know, belonged to a gang. They have been loners who felt alienated and abused. Apparently asking children to be kinder to each other is not realistic, so please, LOCK UP THE GUNS.