My uncle once told me the only Japanese food he likes is Chinese food — which is exactly someone that is a card-carrying member of the NRA would say at Thanksgiving dinner. I actually have nothing against the NRA. In fact, guns are fantastic — but there’s absolutely no reason to have a device that fires off 400 rounds per minute. Back in the day, Bill Clinton passed a bill that outlawed the purchase of assault rifles and during President Bush’s term, he let the bill lapse, effectively making all assault rifles available for consumer purchase. When Barack Obama started his campaign back in 2007, reinstating Clinton’s assault rifle bill was somewhat of a grey area for him. People assumed that he would instil the values of the former Democratic president, yet Obama made no overt claims that he would bring back the assault rifle ban.
Now skip a few years ahead to when the news broke that some lunatic came fully armed to a movie theater during the premiere of The Dark Knight Rises and opened fire on a crowd of innocent people. We all know that nutcases exist on this planet. There’s nothing we can do to change this. However, nutcases with guns that fire single rounds will kill less people than nutcases that have assault rifles capable of firing of hundreds of rounds per minute. How the hell can anyone argue against that?
We’re just a few months away from yet another presidential election, and even though the issue of gun control is a blatant topic that’s up for discussion, both Mitt Romney and Barack Obama have decided to circumnavigate an issue that so obviously needs to be handled. The reason being is that the NRA holds so much power over both of these candidates that it’s borderline hilarious. To go against the National Rifle Association is to disregard a seemingly infinite influx of funds that the organization provides both candidates that agree (or at least don’t interfere) with their agenda. In this instance, their agenda is turning a blind eye to gun control. Pretending that it’s acceptable for an individual to carry an assault rifle, when in reality the only true reason for any human to fire off 400 rounds per minute is to kill a crowd of other human beings in a short burst of time. Prove me wrong, I dare you.
Oh, damn. Tiequan Zhang video. Yeah. Go China Top Team!