Steven King on Guns: Guns Are Scary

Steven King wants you to pay $0.99 on Amazon to read his scary-novel (see what I did there?) thoughts on gun control.

He concludes with what he calls “a trio of reasonable measures to curb gun violence”:

1. Comprehensive and universal background checks.

2. Ban the sale of clips and magazines containing more than ten rounds.

3. Ban the sale of assault weapons such as the Bushmaster and the AR-15.

I heard that from Dianne Feinstein and she didn't charge me a buck, neither.

I have a completely-obvious observation but I bothered to write it up anyway. If Steven King is going to write obvious things, and charge a buck for the job, then I can write extremely obvious things and give them away for free.

The measures being proposed are so obviously inadequate to accomplish what they purport to accomplish that a gun-righter could almost say, "Sure, let baby have his bottle, if you want these cosmetic, symbolic, futile actions to convince yourself you're a Good Person, and then you'll shut up about it, fine."

But a guns-righter can't say that. Because he realizes something: These proposed measures are in fact so obviously inadequate to accomplish what they purport to accomplish that that must not be the reason they are offered at all.

Because these measures would accomplish nothing directly, one must then wonder why they would be advanced at all; and of course the immediate realization is that they are advanced to accustom people to the ritual of giving up this and that freedom in response to some new Moral Panic.

That is, the only way we could really see gun-control benefits would be to implement an England-style complete ban.

Even there, there are still gun murders, and lots more murders with knives and pipe-wrenches! But still, that sort of complete ban would have an effect on gun violence (even if the major effect is to increase non-gun-violence).

But they cannot agitate for that, for the public would not hear of it; so instead they push measures which are deliberately calculated to be perfectly useless for attaining their stated goal, but in fact are quite useful for attaining their unstated goal, which is to say, conditioning the public to give up gun rights on a piecemeal, this-one-and-then-that-one basis such that that which cannot be accomplished in one great step can be accomplished in 40 or 100 smaller ones.

And hence the shouting, because we are, in fact, not talking about these measures in reality; we are on both sides really talking about the intended endgame of complete disarmament of the public.

If we were talking about achieving the goal of reducing the number of people killed by guns, why on earth would a gun-control advocate be extolling the shotgun as a more efficient and deadly person-killing weapon than an AR-15?

Suddenly the high lethality of the shotgun is a reason to endorse it and the relatively lesser lethality of the AR-15 is the reason to ban it?

What?

Again, this makes no sense as the measure is completely disjoined from its alleged object. If shotguns are more deadly killing machines, and we want to reduce deaths-by-guns, then we should outlaw those.

But of course that's not what we're doing. We're just picking out some guns that are currently in the news and look kinda-scary and pushing to outlaw those because those are the only ones the public would agree to ban.

And it's the "public agrees to ban" which is the important consideration, not the stated purpose of "reducing gun deaths" which is important.

The latter isn't even considered... except in the long view.


Obvious enough, I guess.

I should sell this shit on Amazon.


Posted by: Ace at 04:59 PM



Comments

1 Steven King is scary.. What a fucked up mind he has.... He should really be on the Governments no guns list...

Posted by: Hello, it's me Donna let it burn really.really bummed at January 25, 2013 05:01 PM (9+ccr)

2 Second?

Posted by: Country Singer at January 25, 2013 05:02 PM (mDanm)

3 Great points Ace. If you were a woman, I would probably want tocheat withyour sister.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at January 25, 2013 05:02 PM (QyMDY)

4 This shithead has always been an anti-gun asshole. Also, his books have sucked since he stopped inhaling pounds of cocaine.

Posted by: Witchfinder at January 25, 2013 05:03 PM (03+wb)

5
I had this e-mailed to me. I’m no lawyer, but if this is correct,
Feinstein is clearly treading into Constitutionally settled caselaw.

United States v. Miller 1939.

Miller possessed a sawed-off shotgun banned under the National Firearms
Act. He argued that he had a right to bear the weapon under the Second
Amendment, but the Supreme Court ruled against him. Why? At the time,
sawed-off shotguns were not being used in a military application, and
the Supremes ruled that since it didn’t, it was not protected. Even
though Miller lost that argument, the Miller case set the precedent that protected firearms have a military, and thus a legitimate and protected Militia use.
The military now uses shotguns regularly, but not very short, sawed-off
shotguns, but an AR-15/AK-47 type weapon is currently in use by the
military, therefore it is a protected weapon for the Unorganized
Militia, which includes just about every American citizen now that both
age and sex discrimination are illegal. (The original Militia included
men of age 17-45) Therefore any firearm that is applicable to military
use is clearly protected under Article II, and that includes all those
nasty-looking semi-automatic black rifles, including full 30 round
magazines.

… so much for the hunting argument

Posted by: Perry Mason at January 25, 2013 05:03 PM (e8kgV)

6 3. Ban the sale of assault weapons such as the Bushmaster and the AR-15.


Such wonderful specifics. What about rifles that are not built on an AR platform? What about the other weapons that Bushmaster produces?


Bet he doesn't even know it's a brand and not a weapon model. -.- Friggin ignoramus, and second-rate author to boot.

Posted by: Kinley Ardal at January 25, 2013 05:03 PM (W/dW1)

7 Apropos of nothing whatsoever, any Jawja Moron/ettes think I should run for Chambliss' Senate seat? I'm really not qualified, but hey, qualifications don't matter anymore...

Posted by: Country Singer at January 25, 2013 05:04 PM (mDanm)

8 Stephen King was almost killed by a van which ran him over.

Solution? Ban black rifles and high capacity magazines.

Posted by: Empire of Jeff at January 25, 2013 05:04 PM (mOyDx)

9 Ban the sale of clips and magazines containing more than ten rounds.

So, 9 rounds and we're all cool. 11 rounds, and it's the apocalypse. Do I have that right?

Posted by: pep at January 25, 2013 05:04 PM (6TB1Z)

10 I think Steven King's books are read by mentally unbalanced people and encourages their sick fantasy life to go on rampages....so let's ban Steven King novels...


boy this is fun!


"for the children"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:05 PM (LRFds)

11 He's a fine actor. In "The Stand" miniseries, he delivered the line "cordwood" like a regular Denzel Washington.

Posted by: wooga at January 25, 2013 05:05 PM (q4KYY)

12
I would really like to tell Stephen King that one of the reasons I got into guns in the first place was his Gunslinger series. I'd like him to feel proud about that.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at January 25, 2013 05:05 PM (QyMDY)

13 Stephen King?

Posted by: weft cut-loop at January 25, 2013 05:05 PM (xz0nG)

14 Comprehensive and universal background checks.


Universal checks are long overdue. No galaxy's records should go unconsulted. Those guys who have the death mark on 12 systems won't slide through anymore.

Posted by: Cicero, Semiautomatic Assault Commenter at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (QKKT0)

15 *Steven* King?
Or *Stephen* King?

Posted by: Mr Wolf, Esq at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (fxaQz)

16
"I had this e-mailed to me. I’m no lawyer, but if this is correct,
Feinstein is clearly treading into Constitutionally settled caselaw."

Since when has case law, the Constitution itself, precident, logic, common sense,or efficacy had any bearing on what Democrats (especially ones from CA) propose?

Posted by: Jaws at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (4I3Uo)

17
One word:

Langoliers.

Posted by: Justamom of the LiB camp at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (Sptt8)

18 8 EoJ,

or you know ban Vans and stoned people walking outside at dusk/dawn hours....

"for the children"

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (LRFds)

19 *Steven* King?
Or *Stephen* King?
Posted by: Mr Wolf, Esq at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (fxaQz)


WHAT DIFFERENCE DOES IT MAKE!!!

Posted by: Shillary at January 25, 2013 05:07 PM (l86i3)

20 Remind me again why I should give a fuck what Stephen King believes?

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 25, 2013 05:07 PM (wR+pz)

21 Steven King needs to go play with the spider clowns and shut up.

Posted by: joncelli, with skewed priorities at January 25, 2013 05:07 PM (RD7QR)

22 I would really like to tell Stephen King that one of the reasons I got into guns in the first place was his Gunslinger series. I'd like him to feel proud about that.

Yeah. King and Whedon are two people who clearly must be great writers, because they can write great things they simply do not understand.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 25, 2013 05:08 PM (QF8uk)

23 Spider clowns?

Posted by: Waterhouse at January 25, 2013 05:08 PM (xGlYu)

24 Ban children...

Posted by: LGoPs at January 25, 2013 05:08 PM (4x8W0)

25 NRA or anybody for that matter, could destroy the lower capacity clips are 'less dangerous' argument with a 15 second video

Posted by: Red Shirt at January 25, 2013 05:08 PM (FIDMq)

26 I have enjoyed the man's fiction. This is more of it that I do not enjoy.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (l86i3)

27
The Regulators was so bad, it should be called an 'assault book'.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (QyMDY)

28 First come, then take

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (evdj2)

29 6 Kinley Ardal,

so Mr. King is okay with the Armalite Semi-Automatic M-15 then?

He doesn't even know what he is trying to say, Stevey baby you want to ban semi-automatic rifles, based on the Eugene Stoner AR pattern capable of accepting a magazine of greater than 10 rounds.....

of course what if I buy a Ruger Mini-14 with 10 shot magazine in 5.56 is it somehow less lethal than an AR?

"no"

but this is not about getting something "done" it is about getting something "started" ain't it spider boy?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (LRFds)

30 Steven King is a Red Sox fan.

That makes him an asshole.

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (GsoHv)

31

15
*Steven* King?

Or *Stephen* King?

They call him MISTER King!

Posted by: Bertram Cabot Jr. at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (wUD5d)

32 King sounds like a cat person.

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (w+Dvf)

33 Spider clowns?

From Chapter 4 of What Jefferson wrote, by Stephen King.

Posted by: Stephen Price Blair at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (QF8uk)

34 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rage_%28Stephen_King_novel%29#Connections_to_actual_school_shootings

Posted by: zsasz at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (MMC8r)

35 12 WCL,

Dick Bachman IIRC

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:10 PM (LRFds)

36 Teacher said we get a Young Pioneer pin if we show Mr. Officer where the scary guns are in our house...

Posted by: Tommy, Age 8 at January 25, 2013 05:10 PM (FcR7P)

37 34 zsazz,

correct, then there is the original ending of "Apt Pupil" which is a little different in the novella....

yeah Dickey B I take you REALLY seriously buddy.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:11 PM (LRFds)

38 Ban the sale of assault weapons

You know, pretty much every solid and liquid object on the planet can be used to kill people.

(*shifty eyes*)

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 25, 2013 05:11 PM (ZKzrr)

39 36
Teacher said we get a Young Pioneer pin if we show Mr. Officer where the scary guns are in our house...

Posted by: Tommy, Age 8 at January 25, 2013 05:10 PM (FcR7P)

And then I'll show you the guns in MY house, Tommy!

Posted by: Hairy Reed at January 25, 2013 05:12 PM (RD7QR)

40 Posted by: zsasz at January 25, 2013 05:09 PM (MMC8r)

In the Barrel. Try Tinyurl.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:12 PM (l86i3)

41 But they cannot agitate for that, for the public would not hear of it;
so instead they push measures which are deliberately calculated to be perfectly useless for attaining their stated goal, but in fact are quite useful for attaining their unstated
goal, which is to say, conditioning the public to give up gun rights on
a piecemeal, this-one-and-then-that-one basis such that that which
cannot be accomplished in one great step can be accomplished in 40 or
100 smaller ones


Ace, nice of you to wake up and state what has been obvious for the rest of us bitter-clingers for a little bit.

And when I mean for a little bit I mean probably before you were born.

Posted by: John P. Squibob, channeling his inner Howard Cosell at January 25, 2013 05:12 PM (kqqGm)

42 If the douche can't get his story done in 400 pages, why can't I have a 30 round magazine?

Posted by: Rule #2 at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (CypDC)

43 I'm angry because God made me gay and ugly.

Just a suggestion.

Posted by: just a suggestion at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (KAyQl)

44 Bad stuff should be banned. That way, we are left with all good stuff.

Posted by: Jones in CO at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (8sCoq)

45 "Stephen King is a dick"

---Socrates

Posted by: Dr Spank at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (w+Dvf)

46 Ace, nice of you to wake up and state what has been obvious for the rest of us bitter-clingers for a little bit.

And when I mean for a little bit I mean probably before you were born.


Posted by: John P. Squibob, channeling his inner Howard Cosell at January 25, 2013 05:12 PM (kqqGm)

15-yard penalty for failing to tell him to get off your damn lawn.

Posted by: joncelli at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (RD7QR)

47 Steven King? Boston Red Sox's fan right? Enough said

Posted by: Nevergiveup at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (jE38p)

48
If this was all about ending school killings, Obama could have proposed putting an armed school resource officer (cop) in the other 2/3 of schools nationwide that don't have them already (1/3 of all schools nationwide have them) and it could have already been passed and law of the land.

Social engineering. Hope the next GOP POTUS does everything in his power including Executive Orders to end abortion. Fifty million dead from abortion since Roe V Wade. No outcry.

Posted by: Dick Nixon at January 25, 2013 05:14 PM (VrVBw)

49 Well could ace send Pixy a picture of an assault weapon and then Pixy could ban it? Like he has to put up with in Australia. Or will he get in trouble for having a picture of teh weapon already banned down there?


It all so confusing

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 25, 2013 05:14 PM (wR+pz)

50 You know, for someone who writes about evil, you'd think he'd realize that evil exists and makes people do evil things.


You'd think.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:14 PM (Gk3SS)

51 Steven King? Boston Red Sox's fan right? Enough said

I believe that's a congenital defect so it's hard to find fault.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 25, 2013 05:14 PM (evdj2)

52 You don't get barreled for URLs, only for breaking formatting in other posts.

...if you scroll down, you get to King being quoted as saying his novels tag him as mentally ill. Huh.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 25, 2013 05:14 PM (ZKzrr)

53 Didn't Steven King blow his own damn fool head off with a shotgun after he touched some meteorite goo, and it grew a beard all over him?

Posted by: Adrienne Barbeau at January 25, 2013 05:15 PM (ZIah7)

54 The only thing scary about guns is that people want to ban them

Posted by: phoenixgirl waiting for spring training at January 25, 2013 05:15 PM (H0fzi)

55
Posted by: Rule #2 at January 25, 2013 05:13 PM (CypDC)



Good one.

Posted by: JustLikeDavidHasselhoff at January 25, 2013 05:15 PM (QyMDY)

56 So it's true. Stephen King really could publish his laundry list and people would pay money to read it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 25, 2013 05:15 PM (SY2Kh)

57 Didn't Steven King blow his own damn fool head off with a shotgun after he touched some meteorite goo, and it grew a beard all over him?

*cough*

Posted by: brian dennehy at January 25, 2013 05:16 PM (evdj2)

58 53, Adrienne Barbeau,


That was bender 1823 of 1978's plotline I threw up....


//Dickey b

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:16 PM (LRFds)

59 Gunnutter fantasies above the need for arsenals to defend liberty against governmental tyranny works out pretty well. Try it!

Posted by: Randy Weaver at January 25, 2013 05:16 PM (KAyQl)

60 If Obama's tyranny ever takes we're control there's going to be a lot of deaths. I go on a another political forum. So many of the liberals on there are so full of hate they would have no hesitation locking up and killing people who spoke against the faux Messiah. That's the level of derangement. I knew it was but after hours of abuse it's nauseating. I don't even think I should try to converse with those people anymore

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2013 05:16 PM (+qMCO)

61 56 Hollowpoint,



baaaaa-baaaa-baaaaaa

//people who pay to read S King's laundry list

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (LRFds)

62 Lets ban all of Stephen King's books. They can traumatize children. Just think of a tender child reading Cujo and fearing Fifi bludgeons the poor innocent dog. For the children and dogs, ban Stephen King!!!!!!

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (Mj6r9)

63 Gunnutter fantasies above the need for arsenals to defend liberty against governmental tyranny works out pretty well. Try it!

Posted by: Randy Weaver


Marvel at the meta-irony of this.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (evdj2)

64 Ace can ban himself, but not erg?
Kind of sad.

Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (ZKzrr)

65 I think people who write scary things not only inspire mass shooters, but most rapes, robbery, and murders in all other forms.

Do they really "need" to write about guns?

If shouting "FIRE!" in a movie house is illegal, shouldn't every word that scares people also be illegal?

SAVE OUR CHILDREN! WORD CONTROL NOW!

Posted by: gastorgrab at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (FX38i)

66 Mr KIng did have a head injury ...

Posted by: Clemenza at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (x59Gv)

67 60 Fenlon Spoke,

at some point you've said enough words.....

//barky choom or was it Davy Crockett?

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (LRFds)

68 3. Ban the sale of assault weapons such as the Bushmaster and the AR-15.


Um, call me picky, Mr. King...but aren't all weapons by definition "assault weapons?" It ain't like I'm buying that hunting knife or pistol with the intention of fluffy bunnies and rainbows coming out of it.

Posted by: DangerGirl at January 25, 2013 05:18 PM (GrtrJ)

69 oh no. Now the storm down here has turned racist!

BLACK ICE is everywhere! Dog whistle!

Posted by: Billy Bob, Pseudo Intellectual at January 25, 2013 05:18 PM (wR+pz)

70 Winston Churchhill once wrote: "Fuck Stephen King".

It's true.

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:18 PM (/ZV9/)

71 You know, pretty much every solid and liquid object on the planet can be used to kill people.

(*shifty eyes*)


Posted by: HeatherRadish™ needs a beer at January 25, 2013 05:11 PM (ZKzrr)



That's just ridiculous. Would you like some leg of lamb?

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:18 PM (Gk3SS)

72
Stephen King, author of the Gunslinger series, in which the hero kills hundreds of people with his ability to quickly reload a six shooter, wants to ban 10 round magazines.

Makes sense.

Posted by: MJ at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (vl5mg)

73 I used to read Stephen King when I was young.

He always got gun stuff wrong. One page a ".45" would be a revolver, the next the same gun would be a semi-auto.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (SY2Kh)

74 Yum, leg of lamb. With some potatoes on the side?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (Mj6r9)

75 59 Randy Weaver,

Yeah Randy maybe you should have hit them first instead of letting them shoot your fully loaded assault baby....?

no more Wacos No more ruby ridges

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (LRFds)

76 That's just ridiculous. Would you like some leg of lamb?

Ha. I just read that story recently.

Posted by: toby928© for TB at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (evdj2)

77
@44
That there should be a bumber sticker.... or on a shirt.... or something. Wasn't that one of the platforms of the DNC this last election cycle?
That's wye the demsone. Puer Jenius.

Posted by: Some Guy in Wisconsin at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (pXUhl)

78 >>>You know, for someone who writes about evil, you'd think he'd realize that evil exists and makes people do evil things.

Well just because you write about evil doesn't mean you believe evil exists. You just know how to write a good story about it.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (0q2P7)

79 Even there, there are still gun murders, and lots more murders with knives and pipe-wrenches!

They never found my gun. If I did it, that is.

Posted by: OJ Simpson at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (feFL6)

80


You know, pretty much every solid and liquid object on the planet can be used to kill people.


Phosgene just called and wants to talk to you.

Posted by: imp at January 25, 2013 05:19 PM (UaxA0)

81 Mr KIng did have a head injury ...
Posted by: Clemenza at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (x59Gv)

If I were a rich Author tappin all of that clueless ass, my head would be injured too.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (l86i3)

82 15-yard penalty for failing to tell him to get off your damn lawn.

I don't mind him on the lawn, just want to remind him that the idea didn't originate in head.

Sorta like History beginning On January 20, 2009 (and re-beginning on January 20, 2013).

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (kqqGm)

83
63Gunnutter fantasies above the need for arsenals to defend liberty against governmental tyranny works out pretty well. Try it!

Posted by: Randy Weaver

"Marvel at the meta-irony of this."

Marvelling shouldn't make me feel like snapping someone's neck, should it?

Posted by: Jaws at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (4I3Uo)

84 I quit reading his garbage years ago. He has the potential to be a good writer but he always goes weird even when he starts out with a good premise. Plus wtf does he or any of these "Grabbers" think they are to tell someone else what the should or should not own?

Posted by: UncleZeb at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (Nvirt)

85 He concludes with what he calls “a trio of reasonable measures to curb gun violence”:

So, we are not going to allow law-abiding citizens to shoot up a schoolroom anymore. Has that really been a problem?

Posted by: t-bird at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (FcR7P)

86 A lot say he looks scary. I always thought he looked mentally retarded. And not in the disparaging sense, but the clinical diagnosis sense.

Posted by: Whatev at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (lreFA)

87 Art Spiegelman wrote about his parents and the Shoah. He still can't grok that Muslims want to kill him because he is Jewish.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (Mj6r9)

88 So wait, the evil clown turns out to be a giant spider? What the fuck shit is this?

Posted by: Stuff Jefferson Said, Vol. XXI (unabridged) at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (2jQGY)

89 If shouting "FIRE!" in a movie house is illegal, shouldn't every word that scares people also be illegal?SAVE OUR CHILDREN! WORD CONTROL NOW!
Posted by: gastorgrab at January 25, 2013 05:17 PM (FX38i)


----------------------------------------------


What do you think political correctness is?

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (/ZV9/)

90 The left lies about its intentions. They know that these proposals would do nothing, but their end-game is the confiscation of all guns.

It's obvious because if you dont confiscate ALL OF THEM, there will still be 100,000,000 guns out there. And if someone is planning on committing the serious crime of MURDER, a little felony possession charge isnt going to change his mind. I mean, we're talking about murder here.

Its undeniable that they want widespread confiscation. The leaked list of that democrat's confiscation check list was just a cherry on top of a mountain of evidence that their end game is much more sinister than they lead you to believe.

Posted by: ElKomandante at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (6P0lT)

91 I liked King's book about the clown driving an evil car in the prison sewer. I also liked his Harry Potter books.

Posted by: Joe 'Drunk All Week' Biden at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (Cm5S0)

92 I propose a ban on commentary by strangely-shaped, delusionalleftist douchebags. It's only a small curtailment of the First Amendment, for a great public good.

Posted by: Wm T Sherman at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (w41GQ)

93 Hey let's play war. Gun owners against gun haters. Shouldn't take very long.

Posted by: MWTexas at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (N05oL)

94 Do not give ground on the 2nd. Ever. EVER!

It is the last backstop for Liberty. There are no hills after that one. Just a future ditch filled with corpses.

And that goes for Republicans, too. No matter what their other positions, they cannot be allowed to falter on this one.

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (eHIJJ)

95 You know, pretty much every solid and liquid object on the planet can be used to kill people.


Phosgene just called and wants to talk to you.


Phosgene? pfffft What a pussy.

Posted by: Gamma ray emitter at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (6TB1Z)

96 By the way, what are we doing to prevent this issue from being NARWHALed?

Bueller?


Bueller?

Posted by: John P. Squibob at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (kqqGm)

97 Phosgene? pfffft What a pussy.
Posted by: Gamma ray emitter at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (6TB1Z)


Meh, go fuck yourselves.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (l86i3)

98 Like I said before, let the Obama security detail be limited to 10 capacity magazines and then I might at least concede he is being consistent in his lunacy.

Posted by: polynikes at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (m2CN7)

99 OSP, glad only one of the stories I am working on involves lots of killing via gunfire. The other has more inventive ways of killing people.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (Mj6r9)

100
The Stand is still my all time fave novel.

His politics SUCK.

Posted by: Elwood Blues at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (MPjT8)

101 Just in case you don't hear from a regular commenter:
http://is.gd/xfn57j

Posted by: Gerry at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (RsutZ)

102 If only there were some way to leave a rating, or a review of Mr. Kings work on that Amazon site.

Posted by: Noone of Consequence at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (2kDk2)

103 96 JP Squibob,

tell Elmer Fudd the GOP will eliminate hunting in retaliation....

all or nothing...

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (LRFds)

104 Comprehensive and universal background checks.

Medical records, financials, civil court actions, it could mean anything and everything. This is the most dangerous proposal of them all.

I'm OK with "Felony conviction checks" but that's not what they are talking about.

Posted by: forest at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (L7wZc)

105 Posted by: Gamma ray emitter at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (6TB1Z)

Me like.

Posted by: The Incredible Hulk at January 25, 2013 05:24 PM (kqqGm)

106 98 Polynikes,

No single shot pistols in .22LR I want led by example.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:24 PM (LRFds)

107 OSP, glad only one of the stories I am working on involves lots of killing via gunfire. The other has more inventive ways of killing people.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (Mj6r9)

Yeah, I don't seem to have that luxury. Although the kid has good Knife skills.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:24 PM (l86i3)

108 >>>Marvel at the meta-irony of this.

Layers of logical paradox heaped on each other

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 25, 2013 05:24 PM (0q2P7)

109 Ever read Stephen King's short story 'Survivor Type'?. It's about a guy who gets stranded on a barren desert island. All he has with him is a notebook and pencil, a set of surgical tools and a suitcase full of heroin.

If he had a gun with him the story would have been way less horrible. And even shorter.

Posted by: wth at January 25, 2013 05:24 PM (wAQA5)

110 Seems like he's charging $0.99 too much for that.

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (1Jaio)

111 Did King even write it, unlike most of "his" recent works?

Every time I see one of "his" books displayed in a bookstore, it's emblazoned with STEPHEN KING filling most of the cover, and in much smaller print below something like "With author X you've never heard of".

Translation: He stuck his name on the cover to sell the book, but let someone else actually write most of it.

Posted by: Hollowpoint at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (SY2Kh)

112 Your Doom is showing there OSP.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (Mj6r9)

113 That's just ridiculous. Would you like some leg of lamb?

Is it evidence of your fine cooking, or your cooking of some fine evidence? Or, more to the point, did you wash it real well before it went into the oven?

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (DLu2s)

114 You wanna know what I think is scary?

A country where the populace is unarmed and the Gestapo get to run around torturing and killing honest folks who just want to live in peace and enjoy the products of their labor.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (V70Uh)

115 "Well just because you write about evil doesn't mean you believe evil exists. You just know how to write a good story about it."

Maybe not but he has written many books containing vivid descriptions of dying and dead children, so maybe he believes in that.

Posted by: observer at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (mV5Rx)

116 wth, yeah he eats himself, right?

Posted by: Lincolntf at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (ZshNr)

117 Hey asshole, Euripides called, he wants his deus ex machina back.

Posted by: Stuff Jefferson Said, Vol. XXVII (Appendix A) at January 25, 2013 05:25 PM (2jQGY)

118 Meh, go fuck yourselves.Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (l86i3)No, Fuck YOU, SMOD!Where were you in November when we needed you?You ain't bad. You a poosay!

Posted by: Jaws at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (4I3Uo)

119 So wait, the evil clown turns out to be a giant spider? What the fuck shit is this?
Posted by: Stuff Jefferson Said, Vol. XXI (unabridged) at January 25, 2013 05:20 PM (2jQGY)

Most anti climatic scene in any series evah! A fucking spider. Are you kidding me.

Posted by: polynikes at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (m2CN7)

120 The long march through The Constitution continues.

Posted by: chuckinseattle at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (l2t7I)

121 108 MikeTheMoose,

well he was entrapped by the govt, the evidence of the crime was so underwhelming he won the case, the FBI illegally shot first w/out identification and was as violent as they could be....yeah all good examples of why we should blindly trust the govt to be benign and accepting of our rights and not engaged in partisan games....

it's like a Babushka doll of suck

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (LRFds)

122 Posted by: Jaws at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (4I3Uo)

I'll be there when I get there and not one minute before.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (l86i3)

123 ...if you scroll down, you get to King being quoted as saying his novels tag him as mentally ill.

The Stand was terrific, I thought. Then I read some more work by him. You know how Letterman used to be funny and now he's this creepy old lech who's this far from getting in big trouble? That was the feeling when I stopped reading Stephen King.

Posted by: t-bird at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (FcR7P)

124
Did Stephen King write Slaughter House 5?



Didn't think so.

Posted by: MJ at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (vl5mg)

125 Stephen King is to serious discussions on gun control what Lena Dunham is to erotica,
or Michael Moore is to the relationship of diet and exercise.

Thanks anyhooo

Posted by: ontherocks at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (aZ6ew)

126 I'll be there when I get there and not one minute before.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:26 PM (l86i3)



Promises promises

Posted by: TheQuietMan at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (1Jaio)

127 The Stand is still my all time fave novel.His politics SUCK.
Posted by: Elwood Blues at January 25, 2013 05:23 PM (MPjT


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I still think "Salem's Lot" was his best.

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (/ZV9/)

128 Posted by: t-bird at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (FcR7P)

Letterman was never funny, you just matured.

Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (l86i3)

129 Steven King...
A guy who has gotten rich from writing horror stories.
This is a guy who has illustrated...repeatedly...that there are scary people out there, who will kill us if we let them.

And how many nutjobs have gotten inspiration from the horrors that are on display in his movies?

What a fucking hypocrite!

Posted by: wheatie at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (fH4X9)

130 Hey. I said that shit for free already. Almost.

I think simple take-that-Losers sadism is a stronger motive than any sort of frog-boiling escalation thing. All people really want from politics is for other people to get hurt right now, all the time.

Smart politicians with Plans For Us All can rise above that desire in themselves, make use of it in others, and continually notch shit up. But really, we're ruled by randomly chosen dunces. They're just angrily flailing.

That's not good either. But...it lasts a long time. Which is annoying.

Posted by: oblig. at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (cePv8)

131 @116
Yeah, a finger at a time.

Posted by: wth at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (wAQA5)

132 Fahfred and the Gray Mouser needing to go on an adventure to reverse their bad luck with their girlfriends. They consult the god who puts up with them and it tells them to 'wait until the girl who comes.'

SMOD is like that girl.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:29 PM (Mj6r9)

133 And he's a Red Sox fan.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 25, 2013 05:29 PM (P3dtw)

134 88
"So wait, the evil clown turns out to be a giant spider? What the fuck shit is this?"

Neither, really. Something so totally, Lovecraftian else-universally other that it was beyond King's ability to adequately describe (meaning he was too lazy to try so he cheaped out). In the main, though, yes, clown and spider.

Posted by: observer at January 25, 2013 05:29 PM (mV5Rx)

135
He wrote The Crying of Lot 49, right?


No?

Posted by: MJ at January 25, 2013 05:30 PM (vl5mg)

136 I read "The Stand" back in the day, after a friend recommended it. Enjoyed it. Apocalyptic. Great fun for a Christian.

The guy has become even crazier since then.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:30 PM (V70Uh)

137 I always liked Cujo.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:30 PM (l86i3)

138 The Stand was terrific, I thought. Then I read some more work by him. You know how Letterman used to be funny and now he's this creepy old lech who's this far from getting in big trouble? That was the feeling when I stopped reading Stephen King.
Posted by: t-bird at January 25, 2013 05:27 PM (FcR7P)


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To be honest, I thought "November 1962" was good. It was the best story involving time travel that I've read. The premise was sound.

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:31 PM (/ZV9/)

139 King is a queen.

Posted by: David Mamet at January 25, 2013 05:31 PM (Cm5S0)

140 All this arachnid talk, seems some folk might be getting boxes. You will be lucky if its IT.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:32 PM (Mj6r9)

141 Sven-

I knew it was bad but the level of violence wished against family, sexual slurs, comments about being crazy is off the charts. And they always talk about how "hateful" conservatives are. My guy LOST and I can be snarky but it wouldn't even occur to me to wish that the children of people I disagree with die in front of their eyes in agony or become male prostitutes or drug addicts. Obama-the great uniter. I;d be rolling on the floor laughing if it weren't so sad. Are conservatives ever THAT bad?

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2013 05:32 PM (+qMCO)

142 Also...King has written many times about children putting out, being raped and being tortured.

Is he for or against these things? I want his ass asked that question.

Posted by: observer at January 25, 2013 05:32 PM (mV5Rx)

143 >>>so maybe he believes in that.

That killing kids is bad? Ummm yeah, we kind of get that here too. We just know that it isn't going to stop by doing the pissall stuff Feinstein suggested (QED Columbine) and disarming the citizenry is both impossible, and undesirable, and so other measures need to be considered. I would have thought a level headed guy like King could see that. Well maybe he's just a mindless drone progressive too. Just parroting the prog line.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 25, 2013 05:32 PM (0q2P7)

144 I think good horror stories are powerful when they could actually happen. They fuck you up in some way for the rest of your life.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:32 PM (l86i3)

145 Gun Machine by Warren Elliss - trailer


http://tinyurl.com/acqe9dn


Might be interesting.


After a shootout claims the life of his partner in a condemned tenement building on Pearl Street, Detective John Tallow unwittingly stumbles across an apartment stacked high with guns. When examined, each weapon leads to a different, previously unsolved murder. Someone has been killing people for twenty years or more and storing the weapons together for some inexplicable purpose.

Posted by: RWC at January 25, 2013 05:33 PM (fWAjv)

146 I would just like to reiterate that I hate all of you.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:33 PM (Gk3SS)

147 Really, isn't it just another version of 'I know I'M not competent to own a firearm, therefore YOU certainly shouldn't'? The guy wears eyeglasses like lighthouse Fresnel lenses, made his fortune showcasing his ghoulish inner thoughts, and has a recent serious head injury to add into the mix. I'd get nervous if I saw Stephen King holding a Cuisinart cordless mini-blender, much less a firearm.

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (DLu2s)

148 There is a 1 star reviews on Amazon says that the money from this 'book' goes to the Brady campaign. The reviewer doesn't say how he/she knows that.

Posted by: Tami at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (X6akg)

149 137 I always liked Cujo.

If that woman trapped in the car by Cujo, had had an 'assault weapon'...then that would've been a short story.

Hey, maybe that's King's thinking here...
He *likes* for people to beunarmed victims.

Posted by: wheatie at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (fH4X9)

150 OSP, exactly you drag kicking and screaming a phobia into the light. And tell it to go on a rampage.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (Mj6r9)

151 Time travel? Don't get me started on Time Travel. It is the crutch, the pustule, the latrine, the cesspool, the abcesse, the nightmare, the fantasy, the turd of Science Fiction. Don't get me wrong. Going forward in time is fine. Going backward in time is bullshit.

Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (V70Uh)

152 I would just like to reiterate that I hate all of you.
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:33 PM (Gk3SS)

OH Yeah? Well, how do I process that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (l86i3)

153 Read your BS for a dollar.

Sorry, too expensive.

Posted by: RWC at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (fWAjv)

154 143 " I would have thought A LEVEL HEADED GUY LIKE KING could see that."

I see a problem here.

Posted by: observer at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (mV5Rx)

155
Good lord,
I've never actually read any Stephen King, but I'm told he has an "ending problem."
As in he can't end a book to save his life.
Given some of what's being written here I see why.
I quote from the WashPo Article:
"“I have nothing against gun owners, sport shooters, or hunters,” King writes,
but “how many have to die before we will give up these dangerous toys? Do the
murders have to be in the mall where you shop? In your own neighborhood? In your
own family?”"

Wait now what? "I have nothing against you, except this obvious dripping superiority complex and hatred of you and your ilk" Is he intentionally being that unself-aware or is he just stupid?

Posted by: tsrblke at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (GaqMa)

156 I remember laughing when Steven King got hit by a van, probably shouldn't have but I did. It just so Christine-ish. Ha. I just laughed again.

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (p/cQy)

157 Ban 1958 Plymouth Furys.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (P3dtw)

158 I'm going to send you $0.99 and smile when thinking of that horrible novelist from Maine. What a putz.

Posted by: dfbaskwill at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (ndlFj)

159 141 Fenlon Spoke,

That is who they are.

Obama's political mentor asked for 25,000,000 of us to be killed.

The media knows this, I knew this, we told folk they said "but he smiles well, and BLACK BLACK!"

Be prepared.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (LRFds)

160 Oh most Glorious, Radiant, and Puissant Queen of Alextopia how shall we assuage your fierce hatred?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (Mj6r9)

161 OSP, exactly you drag kicking and screaming a phobia into the light. And tell it to go on a rampage.
Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (Mj6r9)

See? If I could write worth a shit I would have said that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (l86i3)

162 I don't want to read "IT" I have a thing about clowns. I guess it was increased by all that John Wayne Gacy stuff. I have a minister friend and the people in his church have some kind of lovely clown ministry. I've seen it and enjoyed it, but the minsiter has a thing about clowns too. When they asked him if he wanted to be part of it he blurted out "Heck, no; I can't stand clowns" which was probably not the most tactful thing to say at the time. ;^)

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (+qMCO)

163 "Puissant"?

Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (V70Uh)

164 well he was entrapped by the govt

You wingers crack me up. Just because the government showed exactly where they wanted the shotgun barrel cut, then charged him with having an illegal firearm, you blame the government?

Posted by: Liberal, with head up his ass at January 25, 2013 05:36 PM (feFL6)

165 "the Bushmaster and the AR-15."

That's like saying "the Chevy and the S-10". Fucking imbecile. Yet another person who speaks of things they know nothing about, and have made no effort to learn about.

He hasn't written a book worth a fuck since 1995, and the majority of the good ones were before 1985.

Posted by: MadisonConservative at January 25, 2013 05:37 PM (Y/HG5)

166
But little girls that start fires, devil dogs from the grave, and freaky cult leaders after mass plagues are good I guess?


Ooooo scary, scary black guns, that really terrorizes Mr. King. Yeah right, that guys head is a mass of fucked up given what he spews out on the page.

Posted by: ParanoidGirlInSeattle at January 25, 2013 05:37 PM (RZ8pf)

167
Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:33 PM

Hate all you want, buy you know we still love you .

Posted by: tsrblke at January 25, 2013 05:37 PM (GaqMa)

168 Just no. They're not arguing rationally, they're not open to reason, they don't respond to reason or logic.

So, just no. No, you can't have it. Find another useless toy, your "gun control" doesn't do anything useful and just stinks up the room.

In the fucking trash, we'll get you a binky or something.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 25, 2013 05:38 PM (bxiXv)

169 Am I going to have use words of one syllable for you Al??? Really?

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:38 PM (Mj6r9)

170 Does anyone remember the raft? It was a short story. It always stuck with me.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:38 PM (l86i3)

171 Assault Weapon Ban = The left trying to grab now the type of guns that can keep them from getting the rest later.

Posted by: DanInMN at January 25, 2013 05:38 PM (XqeyF)

172 The Itsy Bitsy _______ crawled up the water spout.
Down came the rain, and washed the ______ out.
Out came the sun, and dried up all the rain,
And the Itsy Bitsy _______ went up the spout again.

Posted by: RWC at January 25, 2013 05:39 PM (fWAjv)

173 Nice post on Tact, Palin, Levin, Limbaugh, Hannity, etc., Ace.

Yeah, I know. Wrong thread. Is that a banning?

Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 25, 2013 05:39 PM (eHIJJ)

174 Ban The Shining Twins. They scare me.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 25, 2013 05:39 PM (P3dtw)

175 OH Yeah? Well, how do I process that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (l86i3)



Alcohol?


As for reparations, I suggest not discussing spider clowns. Just a thought.

Posted by: alexthechick - SMOD. Take us away. at January 25, 2013 05:40 PM (Gk3SS)

176 Is he intentionally being that unself-aware or is he just stupid?

Posted by: tsrblke at January 25, 2013 05:35 PM (GaqMa)


Not mutually exclusive.

Basically the man lives inside his own head, and when you do that you end up with a lot of irrational ideas about how the world works.

I live inside my own head, but I'm *aware* of the fact, so I force myself to check my own shit, unlike "celebrities" like King.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 25, 2013 05:41 PM (bxiXv)

177 I don't know. I've liked some time travel things. I liked "House of the Strand" which deal with drugs leading to time travel and there was quite a good one that dealt with baseball. I can't recall the name

Posted by: FenelonSpoke at January 25, 2013 05:41 PM (+qMCO)

178 I once explained to my middle school class how Ring Around the Rosie was about the plague. Stories like that shocked them and at the same time helped them to enjoy the class.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:41 PM (l86i3)

179 Guns don't scare me.


A mother-f'ing child with a scalpel going after my Achilles tendon scares the shit out of me.


Yes, I will need a standard capacity mag thank you very much.

Posted by: RWC at January 25, 2013 05:41 PM (fWAjv)

180 Is that a banning?
Posted by: AnonymousDrivel at January 25, 2013 05:39 PM (eHIJJ)

All spam and no play makes Pixy a dull... something.

Posted by: Underground Vulgarian at January 25, 2013 05:41 PM (n2M+Z)

181 162
I don't want to read "IT" I have a thing about clowns. I guess it was
increased by all that John Wayne Gacy stuff.

Funny you should tie those two together. The most disturbing thing in IT is the scene where a young barely-teen (maybe 12, can't recall) puts out "in love" to "save" her four or so 12 year old male friends from IT. Child porn fiction? King's been there and done it.

You can just tell King was jacking off when he wrote it. It made me so G-damn mad he'd sucked me in good up to that point.

Once heard he had another story where a boy was raped in a library, supposedly very vividly and descriptively.

No one tell me this coke-fried perv bastard has ANY moral ground on which to preach on ANY conceivable subject. He don't.

Posted by: observer at January 25, 2013 05:42 PM (mV5Rx)

182 The younger morons may not know that we went through the same song-and-dance in the 90's that resulting in the previous 'assault weapon' ban. The truly horrible thing is that Dianne Feinstein was the point entity on that crusade, and, sad to say, she's become no easier on the eyes in the last 20 years. It's been said that a person gets the face they deserve in their 60s, so I can only guess Di has been spending the last few decades stuffing kittens down In-Sink-Erators and selling crack cocaine to Montessori school students. Plus that helmet of lacquered dyed hair doesn't make you look a day over 95, sweetie!

/enjoys nice saucer of milk, coughs up hairball, stretches/

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at January 25, 2013 05:42 PM (DLu2s)

183 Assault Weapons Ban = Making illegal the types of guns *least likely* to be used in crime - unless you cound automatic weapons, which are even *less* likely to be used in crime.

Basically, the left wants to preserve only those weapons *most often* used in crime. Not that *any* of it matters because the entire idea is that criminals will mysteriously start obeying laws.

Posted by: Merovign, Dark Lord of the Sith at January 25, 2013 05:42 PM (bxiXv)

184 Anna Puma,

I adore you and all your weird Japanese fetishes. But "puissant"? When the english word "powerful" would suffice. Does the word "pedantic" apply?


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:42 PM (V70Uh)

185 178 OSP,

or humpty dumpty being about out of control intrusive govt that by modern standards was so benign it's laughable.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:43 PM (LRFds)

186 Hollowpoint, that was one of the many problems I had with The Dark Tower series (I still haven't forgiven a friend for convincing me to read that). Like Robert Ludlum, King obviously thought he was above doing a little research before writing about guns.

He obviously thought he was above writing decent endings to story arcs that encompassed seven novels, as well.

Want good, fun fiction? Read Vince Flynn or Larry Correia. I avoid King's work like the plague.

Posted by: Boogie at January 25, 2013 05:43 PM (Vm9OZ)

187 If that woman trapped in the car by Cujo, had had an 'assault weapon'...then that would've been a short story. Hey, maybe that's King's thinking here... He *likes* for people to beunarmed victims.
Posted by: wheatie at January 25, 2013 05:34 PM (fH4X9)


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Good point. You should go to his website and post that.

I also think King's back yard should be dug up after he "passes on".

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:44 PM (/ZV9/)

188
I adore you and all your weird Japanese fetishes. But "puissant"? When the english word "powerful" would suffice. Does the word "pedantic" apply?


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:42 PM (V70Uh)


I knew what it meant, and i'm an idiot, ask my wife, she'll tell you.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:44 PM (l86i3)

189 183 Mero,

Noted genius, and munitions scholar Joey Plugz stated the reason FOR banning ARs is "that criminals don't use them."

That man's idiocy is so complete and unaware it borders on a horrid beauty like a black hole snatching stars from the ether.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:44 PM (LRFds)

190 I was wheeling on my Big Wheel the other night--I rounded a corner and saw those f-ing Shining Twins. I shit my pants.

Posted by: Fourth Virginia at January 25, 2013 05:44 PM (P3dtw)

191 I am grateful to learn a new word, even if it is French. Thank you all.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:45 PM (V70Uh)

192 Letterman was never funny, you just matured.[

DISAGREE!

Throwing watermelons off the roofs of high buildings was hilarious. Everything else in his repertoire blew, it's true.

Posted by: pep at January 25, 2013 05:46 PM (6TB1Z)

193 OSP, we are not as stupid as our wives and the MSM want everyone to believe.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:46 PM (V70Uh)

194 OSP, we are not as stupid as our wives and the MSM want everyone to believe.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:46 PM (V70Uh)

Hmm,

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:47 PM (l86i3)

195 The younger morons may not know that we went through the same song-and-dance in the 90's that resulting in the previous 'assault weapon' ban.


------------------------------------------------


Young whippersnapper. The bans started when JFK was assassinated. That's when they made it illegal for mail-order guns.

And those mail order guns were sweet too.

Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:48 PM (/ZV9/)

196 When did Letterman throw the watermelons off the buildings?

At UCSD, the annual watermelon toss off of Urey (Nobel laureate) Hall has been going on since the early 70s.


Posted by: Al at January 25, 2013 05:48 PM (V70Uh)

197 192 Pep,

That's right I am a fucking genius!

//Gallagher

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:48 PM (LRFds)

198 >>>Young whippersnapper. The bans started when JFK was assassinated. That's when they made it illegal for mail-order guns.



>>>And those mail order guns were sweet too.

Well and have them shipped directly to you. I have mail ordered weapons to an FFL.

Posted by: MikeTheMoose Offering Moobats Gasoline and Matches at January 25, 2013 05:49 PM (0q2P7)

199 Al, when talking of rulers in ways reminiscent of Elizabeth I. One must conform at least in spirit to the courtly ways of describing a Majesty. So Glorious, Radiant, and Puissant.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:50 PM (Mj6r9)

200 189

Noted genius, and munitions scholar Joey Plugz stated the reason FOR banning ARs is "that criminals don't use them."

That man's idiocy is so complete and unaware it borders on a horrid beauty like a black hole snatching stars from the ether.



Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 05:44 PM (LRFds)

Makes sense to me, theocrat wingnut. You're probably white and from the South, too. Pbbt.

Posted by: Chillah at January 25, 2013 05:50 PM (7xeJQ)

201
Totally anecdotal observation I admit, but it seems the higher the capacity mag the more likely a jam. Libs should be saying a 15 round mag minimum.

*don't argue anecdotal observations are good enough for global warming. Science!

Posted by: Guy Mohawk at January 25, 2013 05:52 PM (p/cQy)

202 Who the hell is Steven King?

Posted by: Amazing Spider-Man at January 25, 2013 05:53 PM (H84UO)

203 Young whippersnapper. The bans started when JFK was assassinated. That's when they made it illegal for mail-order guns.

Right, mail-order weapons sales and inexpensive revolvers AKA 'Saturday Night Specials'. And they 'dried up the supply' of them and now we have no crime! /sarc

Posted by: Sort-of-Mad Max at January 25, 2013 05:54 PM (DLu2s)

204 Stories like that shocked them and at the same time helped them to enjoy the class.

You were lucky. A story like that -- no matter how factual -- would have earned me a trip to the Principals office. A place I knew quite well. Where she had her diploma -- larger then the biggest 'large screen' tv I've ever seen, predominately displayed. As if her ability to engulf engorged genitalia (of either sex) in return for a passing grade was worthy of display.

But a very nice post script to my story is that the lib Principal ended up getting shown the door once she spent the school into near insolvency. Replaced by a conservative.

Posted by: Schrödinger's cat at January 25, 2013 05:54 PM (feFL6)

205 Phosgene? pfffft What a pussy.

Posted by: Gamma ray emitter at January 25, 2013 05:21 PM (6TB1Z)


*
Meh, go fuck yourselves.
Posted by: SMOD at January 25, 2013 05:22 PM (l86i3)

*
Shut up you tiny things.

Posted by: Hypernova SN2007bi at January 25, 2013 05:55 PM (uYNn4)

206 Forget when the Mafia and the likes of Bonnie + Clyde outgunned the police. So the ability to buy a Thompson sub-machine gun at the local drug store dried up.

Posted by: Anna Puma (+SmuD) at January 25, 2013 05:55 PM (Mj6r9)

207 Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:48 PM (/ZV9/)

Nah. It was RFK.

Gun Control Act of 1968

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2013 05:58 PM (GsoHv)

208 Steven King has always been an ass, politically.

Posted by: BeckoningChasm at January 25, 2013 05:59 PM (xjpRj)

209 Nah. It was RFK.

Gun Control Act of 1968

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2013 05:58 PM (GsoHv)


Another Dem taking choices from law abiding citizens, imagine that.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:59 PM (l86i3)

210 207 CBD,

well that was the last time we had an empowered collectivist corruptocrat go hog wild....


Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 06:00 PM (LRFds)

211
still think "Salem's Lot" was his best.Posted by: Soona at January 25, 2013 05:28 PM (/ZV9/)
=====================

Definitely his scariest. Kept me up all night once.

Posted by: Elwood Blues at January 25, 2013 06:00 PM (MPjT8)

212 Tell it to call you Billie!

Posted by: Hal Holbrook at January 25, 2013 06:00 PM (YmPwQ)

213 Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon.
http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 05:59 PM (l86i3)


Yup.

LBJ and a Dem congress. When RFK and MLK were killed within a few months, they had the momentum. It's almost as if they weren't letting a crisis go to waste!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2013 06:01 PM (GsoHv)

214 Low-recoil ARs
Are better guns for women
Than a big shotgun.

For women with small hands and lesser upper body strength, it is a problem to find a weapon with sufficient firepower that can be easily handled. A large-caliber automatic is out of the question, and a revolver must have a heavy barrel to lessen recoil.

However, even the slightest woman can handle an AR-15 effectively. The recoil is greatly reduced, and the two hand grip is much steadier. A pistol grip helps even more.

One would almost think that the effort to ban modern sport rifles was intended to disarm women. The men will be fine with their shotguns and 1911s, but what are women to do?

This should be a feminist issue.

Posted by: Haiku Guy at January 25, 2013 06:01 PM (XPfkb)

215 Posted by: Haiku Guy at January 25, 2013 06:01 PM (XPfkb)

Shout this from the hilltops!

Posted by: CharlieBrown'sDildo at January 25, 2013 06:03 PM (GsoHv)

216 This just in: Drunk and high Steven King > Sober Steven King.

Posted by: Dave C at January 25, 2013 06:05 PM (1AgQ/)

217 This just in: Drunk and high Steven King > Sober Steven King.
Posted by: Dave C at January 25, 2013 06:05 PM (1AgQ/)

I reach a chicken or egg point here. Are artistic people that succumb to ergogenic aids creative because of them or drawn to them because of their need for creativity.

Posted by: Oldsailors Poet, Author of Amy Lynn available on Amazon. http://tinyurl.com/ahc8poj at January 25, 2013 06:13 PM (l86i3)

218 King hasn't been relevant in years. I see nothing here to make me think he won't continue along that same path.

Posted by: slug at January 25, 2013 06:14 PM (vVv3V)

219 Lets try to get ahead of the curve here and not just respond to what Progs say, instead lets be preparing for what they will actually do.

This assault weapons ban has zero chance of passage in the House. So why are they pushing it? It is fairly simple if you think it through. They are asking for the moon and stars so when they 'compromise' they will get exactly what they really want.

How many times do they have to say the words 'Universal Background Check' before the light goes on? Translated from the NewSpeak that is 'Universal Gun Registration' and has been a progressive goal almost as long as universal health care. Obama has created the monster that will collapse into Universal Health Care in a couple of years and has now moved on to the next big goal.

Get national registration, wait until the lists are accurate as guns change hands, get passed down, etc. Then you just wait for another loon to go postal and collect the guns. Registration becomes confiscation 100% of the time throughout history, therefore one is essentially the same thing as the other.

Now what is the game plan to stop it? Forget the Assault Weapons bill and start planning a response to the actual plan now; lets not get caught flat footed in a month or so when they find a 'gang of' RINOs to work out a compromise with.

Posted by: John Morris at January 25, 2013 06:28 PM (sCRhB)

220 219 John Morris,

The correct response is "ask for everything you want Di Fi."

Then you politely explain to Boner that if he passes anything the GOP is dead.

Posted by: sven10077 at January 25, 2013 06:33 PM (LRFds)

221 This shithead has always been an anti-gun asshole. Also, his books have sucked since he stopped inhaling pounds of cocaine.

Posted by: Witchfinder at January 25, 2013 05:03 PM (03+wb)


Kudlow's another person who hasn't been worth shit since he kicked a major blow habit.

Posted by: Captain Hate at January 25, 2013 06:52 PM (R4Bz0)

222 He was an arsebutt long before he was hit by a car.

Posted by: Quint&Jessel, Sea of Bly, Azof, UK at January 25, 2013 07:00 PM (7v5Ct)

223 bancheck

Posted by: Buzsaw90 at January 25, 2013 07:15 PM (sYTYw)

224
And for $0.99 more, you can purchase one of my nifty plot templates. One size fits all.

Posted by: Stevie King at January 25, 2013 07:17 PM (vbh31)

225
Hypocritical irony...thy name is Gunslinger.

Posted by: Stevie King at January 25, 2013 07:19 PM (vbh31)

226 Smokers gave up an inch and look where they are now.

Lesson learned.

Posted by: Tonic Dog at January 25, 2013 07:42 PM (X/+QT)

227 Oh, Stephen King! I was wondering if I cared enough to look up who this jackhole was (I didn't). Just read the comments...lol

Posted by: Tonic Dog at January 25, 2013 07:45 PM (X/+QT)

228 Not. One. More. Step.

Posted by: Laura Castellano at January 25, 2013 07:53 PM (qYDVx)

229 I have decided to put my Dark Tower/Gunslinger graphic novels on eBay and use the money to buy ammo and (if I can find them) some more magazines.

Posted by: Pennsyltucky at January 25, 2013 07:58 PM (Rs1uj)

230 Good old Steverino King, whoever he is..

Posted by: TexasJew at January 25, 2013 08:46 PM (lD8ju)

231 If Shelley Duvall had an AR-15, Jack Nicholson would have been a smudge on the carpet.

Posted by: TexasJew at January 25, 2013 08:48 PM (lD8ju)

232 Steven King is the McDonalds of book writing. I have never understood his success. If someone put a gun to my head (oh noes!) and said read this shit or die, I would say shoot.

Posted by: sablegsd at January 25, 2013 11:29 PM (AKS75)

233 15
*Steven* King?

Or *Stephen* King?

Posted by: Mr Wolf, Esq at January 25, 2013 05:06 PM (fxaQz)

What difference does it make?

Posted by: sablegsd at January 25, 2013 11:31 PM (AKS75)

234 "...conditioning the public to give up gun rights on a piecemeal, this-one-and-then-that-one basis..."

That's how they did it in England: by carefully navigating the public down the slope, one step at a time, right up to the edge of the cliff. And over it.

http://www.guncite.com/journals/okslip.html

Posted by: Paul in NJ at January 26, 2013 02:07 PM (xoOMu)

235 i've tried to explain this to people--that they're using the playbook so adroitly employed by, for instance, the folks who, in incremental, perfectly reasonable steps, parlayed a modest request for no-smoking areas in restaurants into an almost-universal tobacco ban--but haven't had much luck; of course, that might be because i haven't argued the point as elegantly as you just did.

Posted by: mkf at January 31, 2013 07:11 PM (6VjVs)






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