commented on Washington State: Poster Child for Not Taking Guns Away from Angry Men Who Have Restraining Orders Against Them
So what's going to happen, Denver and Forka, if you keep digging in your heels and resisting any reasonable measures to attempt to do anything at all about people getting killed and maimed by firearms, is you're going to become increasingly isolated. Instead of this becoming a negotiated process between parties all along the continuum between a total ban and Dodge City style individualism, people in the middle will look at you guys and say you're crazy and end up in the ban camp.
So that leaves you and your increasingly small group in the position of "use 'em or lose 'em." A stupid and totally unnecessary place to be. And you're not going to win, no matter how much you think the guys in the army are on your side.
So, you can either join in the process and retain your rights, with some modifications, or you can wave your dick in the air until everyone else agrees it's time to lop it off entirely.
Your choice. As I've said before, I support private ownership of firearms, but if I have to choose between a total ban and no-holds-barred shoot-em-ups, I'm going with the prohibitionists, and you've lost one more person that supports your cause to some extent.
Instead of bitching that something's not going to work before we've tried it, let's fucking try it and get some actual evidence.
commented on R.I.P. Clive Burr, Original Drummer of Iron Maiden
Nick has his charms as a drummer, but Clive and Steve really made the band go in the early days. After Clive left they became a lot sludgier. And how long before Steve writes a song about "Matlock"?