Okay, so the nuts are everywhere. We might as well get used to it.
Vermont Rep. Fred Maslack is proposing that the state not only register non-gun owners but also charge them for not having a gun. Under Maslack’s proposal Vermont would become the first state to require a permit for the luxury of traipsing about unarmed and assess a fee of $500 for the privilege of not owning a gun.
Seriously? You’re gonna make my 85 year old Momma tote a pistol? Momma can’t hit the side of a barn – when she’s inside the barn. You want my Crazy Uncle Frank to carry a gun? Uncle Frank is on the AA Hall of Fame for Wagon Fallin’ Off. You want me carrying a gun? I guess I ought to let you know that I don’t like you much.
Now, here’s the fun part. The guy introducing this bill is a way overboard rightwinger and argues …
I mean, there is no reason why gun owners should have to pay taxes to support police protection for people who choose not to protect themselves. Why not let them contribute their fair share and pay their own way. Isn’t that reasonable? Non-gun owners require more police to protect them and this fee should go to paying for their defense.
Okay, so we’re going to do away with the police and just let everybody shoot each other? Well, that’ll work – just look at Somalia.
So, if we don’t have police, we don’t need judges and courthouses and District Attorneys and jails and crap. This is a real money saver and a boon for the funeral industry.
Thanks to Ralph for the heads up.