Bullet Proof Jacket: $900
Gun Safety Training: $0, several year delay before starting college
Life insurance: $200
Any how, today I put my money where my mouth is and sent a check to the Brady Campaign. A good number of months after Virginia Tech and the DC snipers, I’m pissed off and radicalized.
Pro-gun comments will be deleted. I’ve heard the arguments and am convinced that the dialog is not about public policy but cultural imperialism–the drive of the rural red necks to impose their culture upon urban society through cultural legislation. The pro-gun agenda is not so much as a debate as propaganda. You can’t debate propaganda–it isn’t an assertion of fact as much as it is an assertion of cultural power. To even debate the gun culture is to give it legitimacy as a public policy instead of an irrational cultural phenomena, like religion, diet, language, dress and other things that we don’t actually expect people to agree on and don’t expect to be subject to objective reason. However the pro-gun issue leads to people dying and the rest of the cultural wars tend to stick to heated words on an editorial page.
I trust the Marines with guns. Everyone else is just a Marine wanna be.