Thursday, June 19, 2014


Scalzi on gun toters (not owners - he has no problem with "gun geeks" just "gun freaks"):
When I see a picture of some dude hoisting some big damn gun about, often with appallingly poor trigger discipline, the first thing that comes to my mind is not look out, we have a badass on our hands, but, rather, here’s a dude who’s afraid of every fucking thing in the world. The big damn gun is like the eyes on the wings of a butterfly or a pufferfish sucking in seawater — a way to look bigger and maybe not get eaten. By whom? By whomever, man, I don’t know — when you’re afraid of every fucking thing in the world, I guess you spend a lot of time worrying about getting eaten.
PS - the link at the beginning of Scalzi's post is really good.

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At 11:12 PM, June 20, 2014 Anonymous Mark P had this to say...

I'm not sure about that. I have seen two men wearing pistols at WalMart in the last couple of weeks. It's a jarring sight, and I think both got some kind of perverse satisfaction from that. I think they were both exactly the kind of person who should not have access to firearms, not because they're afraid but because they're unbalanced. This is in Georgia (surprise, surprise!). One day we're going to pay for it.


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