Thursday, February 24, 2011
More Arizona Gun Stupid
by Pa Rock
Unbelievable as it sounds, some Arizona state legislators (Republicans, of course) are pushing for the adoption of an official state firearm. More than 40 members of the legislature have signed onto a bill that would make the Colt single-action Army revolver the official state gun.
This from a group who can't spare the time to fix the state's budget.
This from a group who scratch their collective heads in puzzlement wondering where all of the tourists have gone.
If this bill becomes law, Arizona would be the first and only state in the union to be able to boast of having its own official gun.
The state legislature is currently fighting its way through a phalanx of hate crimes that are thinly disguised as bills, most of which were proposed by the same scary critters who are promoting the adoption of an official state gun. Unfortunately, these cretins have cut funding for mental health care in the state, something that could have been of direct benefit to themselves.
Arizona, if you are looking to be the poster state for lethal insanity, you are right on target. Gun laws are literally non-existent within your borders, and permits and training aren’t even required for carrying a weapon. Your gun dealers and (wink, wink) "private collectors" who sell at gun shows are major suppliers to the Mexican drug cartels. And then there’s the conviction of Shawna Forde this week for murder and gun carnage in Arizona – and then there's the Tucson massacre. Yes, if that’s the image you want to foster, then by all means adopt an official state gun!
Crazy legislation just enhances your reputation as a national punchline.