Friday, November 6, 2009

Too Soon?

Hey, remember the Virginia Tech shooting and how the right-wingers were all like "none of this would've happened if they'd been armed?"

What happened to the arms at Ft. Hood?

13 comments:

Downpuppy said...

While you guys are off watching beizbol & drinking beer, Megan is hard at work bringing the stupid.

Today a Politico bit of tripe is magically transformed into WorstTalkingPointEver.

Ever her fans noticed that nobody actually said anything like it.

Anonymous said...

The arms at Ft Hood are under lock and key. People aren't walking around with weapons. Or at least not a lot of people are.

Dhalgren said...

The arms at Ft Hood are under lock and key.

Not all of them, apparently.

Dhalgren said...

But hey, of we only had MORE guns.....

Susan of Texas said...

The comments are hysterical.

Anonymous said...

"Not all of them, apparently."

Well, not that we can trust any of the reports yet, but one of the kajillion news stories I read claimed that the shooter shouldn't have had the weapons he used. He would have had to have smuggled them or somehow obtained them illegally.

NutellaonToast said...

Hey anonymous, you're retarded.

Mark said...

Anon is correct, actually. If anything, we're going to see the Right using this as an example of the negative consequences of gun control. They'll say the same thing they said about Virgina Tech...If it weren't for strict gun laws on military bases, then the shooter would have been stopped sooner, yadda, yadda, yadda.

NutellaonToast said...

Maybe. I'm putting my bets that reflexive deferment to the awesomeness of all things military/respect for our fallen soldiers keeping them quiet. It could go either way, though.

Anonymous Retard said...

Wingnuts are already blaming gun control laws.

http://www.examiner.com/x-2879-Austin-Gun-Rights-Examiner~y2009m11d6-Fort-Hood-Death-by-gun-control

Anonymous Retard said...

And I'm too retarded to leave a proper link. Just google "gun control ft. hood" and there's all sorts of wingnuts blaming strict gun laws for disarming the military personnel.

NutellaonToast said...

I'll pass, but it's nice to know I was right about you being retarded. Too bad I was wrong about the wingnuts. Though, honestly, it's nice to know that I don't understand them that well.

Dhalgren said...

The major right-wing spin on this mass murder is that Political Correctness, not a bureaucratic failure is to blame.

Funny, no one complained about political correctness in the Post Office during the wave of postal killings in the 1990s. No one complained about PC during Oklahoma City. No one dared call the TSA, FBI, CIA, or NSA politically correct when 19 hijackers slipped through layers of eyes and attacked us.

Something changed since those events. These wingnuts think that the election of a black man as president equals political correctness run amok. But the anti-PC rhetoric makes it feel like 1994 again.