January 11, 2011

Bet on Stupid

With college football now over, the folks doing online sports gambling at have one less sport to wager on this time of year. I'd suggest they put together a line on which opportunistic politicians and social commentators will make the dumbest statements or propose the most preposterous laws in the wake of Jared Loughner's 20-victim rampage in Tucson this past Saturday.

Peter King's self-serving, dim-witted, and no-doubt unconstitutional attempt to build a 1,000 foot gun-free zone around politicians is certainly a candidate to win the prize for dumbest proposed law, though the attempt by a bevy of Democrats to resurrect the laughably ineffective "assault weapons ban" of the 1994 federal crime bill is a close second.

The most competitive betting would take place on who is making the dumbest comments regarding the murders, with Pima County Sheriff Dupnik being a contender, along with Paul Krugman, and pretty much the entire stable of anchors and commenters at MSNBC.

The would-be elitists on the left all want to capitalize on the shooting and hope to to use the actions of a deranged individual to libel their political enemies. We can't be sure what perverse suggestions or solutions they will offer next, but it's a sure bet it will be vitriolic and stupid.

Posted by Confederate Yankee at January 11, 2011 09:00 PM

3000ft rolling "gun free zone" is an interesting idea.
That's 2/3 of a mile around any politician whereever he or she may be at the time.
Spread them thin enough (expanding the law to include such a zone around any government employee would be even more effective) and you have the entire country a gun free zone at all times (or at least all built up areas and a wide zone around all major roads).

Gun ban without banning guns, brilliant.

Posted by: JTW at January 12, 2011 02:50 AM

So I wonder how big the zone will get once someone makes the relatively easy 400 yard shot?

Posted by: Phelps at January 12, 2011 02:13 PM

of course we should be able to approach the President with a gun, that just makes sense !!

Posted by: John ryan at January 14, 2011 08:51 PM