Guns and Roses in Cleveland and Beyond

April 10, 2016 at 9:03 pm (Uncategorized)

Er, OK, I see the confusion. No not that Guns and Roses. I was referring to the Republican National Conventi0on scheduled to be held in Cleveland in July, 2016.

Recently, I’d heard about a petition that called for open-carry advocates to be allowed to, well, openly carry their weapons at the convention. Given how much of a nasty shit-storm the convention is posed to become, it would almost certainly have meant gun play. After all, how likely is it that the whirlwind of violence that has been growing at Trump’s events will somehow pass by the convention? Trump has more or less threatened riots if he doesn’t get the nomination, so it doesn’t seem too far fetched some of his followers (or Cruz’s for that matter) might succumb to the temptation to deal with matters in a rather direct way. Maybe Trump will pay their legal bills.

It turned out that the petition was the creation of liberal blogger James P Ryan. I don’t know whether to be disappointed or relived. Still 52,000 people signed petition before the Secret Service announced it wasn’t going to happen. Could have had a re-enactment of the Beer Hall Putsch or maybe the burning of the Reich stag.

The other gun story which came to my attention was the one Trevor Noah mentioned on The Daily Show about a gun designer who has designed a gun that looks like a smart phone. Noah joked about expecting people to shoot themselves by accident while mistakenly using the gun. C’mon, how long would it be before people are shot by the police (and when I saw  ‘people” you know who I mean) claiming the “suspect” (target?) was using a gun which turned out to be … a phone? Oh, I’m sure it’s happened already. What I wonder is why isn’t there someone arguing for a gun which has a phone in it. OK, luckily, the few readers of this blog mean I might still have a chance to copyright the idea.

Laugh and the world laughs with you; cry and you’re probably looking at the world falling apart. 🙂


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