Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for March 27th

Hysterical Headlines (Funny or Absurd) for March 27th   

Bottom Line: These are the daily doses of nonsense in the media and my hot takes on them...     

  • Bullet control? Wasserman Schultz wants background checks for ammunition buyers - Sun-Sentinel 

Hot Take: I placed this in the hysterical headlines because I chucked a bit when I read the headline (not necessarily on the merits of the idea). Alright let's think about this for a moment. On the surface it might make sense to attempt to reign in a certain element's ability to carry out an attack. Someone who hasn't legally purchased a firearm but that is legally purchasing ammunition... That kind of makes sense, right? But then again for all legal owners, which research has demonstrated are 50% less likely to commit any type of crime than a non-gun owner, you're potentially subjecting them to hoops every time they want to purchase rounds legally? But then there is a potentially absurd angle to this line of thinking. Here's the idea... You have someone who illegally comes by a gun but then wants to legally purchase ammo. I don't have the answer as to how often that happens but not one of the high-profile shootings that have been carried out would have been stopped this way. I'm not sure how many felonious gun owners are legal ammo customers to know whether this would make sense or not but here's an idea if we want to travel down this path... 

If someone hasn't passed a background check for legal gun ownership previously, submit them to a background check. If they have, there's no additional background check. That would address the theoretical concern being addressed without it being one more obstacle for the average, far more likely to be law abiding gun owner (as compared to non-legal gun owners). Thoughts? Btw, I'm thinking of coining a new phrase... Ignorance Control. It's when people aren't informed but want to make policy. It would be my daily mission to enact "ignorance control" by informing opening minded people who aren't factually informed about the issues of the day. 

Hot Take: So, let's see. Simply the knowledge that former Bush-era UN rep John Bolton will be advising the President is cause for alarm. Got it. No agenda there. And there only question is the extinct of the fear that we should feel. I don't know about you, but the media is firing me up for the midterm elections. How about you? 

Until tomorrow...   



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