I’ve been mulling over this for a while so I feel I need to write it down. Here are the regulations I think are reasonable and should be put into place.
All gun sales require a background check – No buts
Private gun sales from a non-dealer to a non-dealer must be presided over by a dealer who will perform the background check – Closes gun show loophole.
All owned arms with serial numbers must be in a national database – For tracking of crimes and trafficing
All gun owners must go through regular mental competency evaluation
All gun owners must have liability insurance – Like car insurance
All gun owners must obtain a “license” – Safety and use course sort of thing, again just like cars
Ammunition or ammunition loading supplies must be purchased in person from a dealer with registration of purchases – Excessive purchases will require explaination
No gun sales to those on terrorist watch list or no fly lists, but person much have chance to remove himself from list
One gun, per day, per person
Felons are barred from buying or owning guns from double their sentence, starting from the release of jail – So if someone is in jail five years, the ten years after release they are barred from owning a gun
Assault Weapon control
Guns that fire more than two shots in one trigger pull are banned – Prevents fully automatic weapons, but allows for double barrel shotguns to still exist
Bullet weapons have a 10 round limit, pellet weapons have a four shot limit – The only reason Jared Lee Loughner was taken down was because he was stuck reloading from his 33 round magazine (he also dropped it, giving an even bigger opening). As much as people think it’s possible, nobody can really reload at Call of Duty speed.
Modifications to make guns fire at an faster speed than their original design are banned – There’s a stock modification that uses recoil to turn an M4 Semi into something very close to an automatic. This sort of thing would be banned.
Specialty ammunition is banned – And by this I mean Shatter-point rounds, armor piercing rounds, incendiary rounds and soforth. Shotgun ammo excluded, provided it’s all solid
Guns cannot be carried on the property of schools and children’s parks, law enforcement excluded – Probably won’t prevent anything, but it would make me feel better
Guns must be in locked cases for transport with ammo in separate cases
Guns must be in semi-hard holsters or slings when on person, not in pockets or bags
If there is a child living in the home, all guns must be locked in a combonation safe when not in use – This prevents some child killing or subduing their parent, grabbing the keys and going for the safe
Contemplative ideas – The stuff I can’t quite figure out how I feel
Concealed Carry – I can’t figure out how I feel about this. I suppose if I had to give something, make this harder to get than the gun license.
Sound and Flash suppression – Where to draw the line is a big question I don’t have the answer to, but a better question is that it’s unnecessary, so why buy them?
The question of course remains, why these specifically? Most gun owners hide behind the second amendment as their right to own weapons like these. To me this is silly. Let’s look at the text:
“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed”
But here’s what it doesn’t say: What kind of arms. Those involved in the ratification of the bill of rights probably never could have imagined cartridge based weapons (as in brass, not paper) let alone fully automatic weapons.
A typical response to my ideas is simply “What if we have to protect ourselves from a tyranical government?” My answer?
If you think a pea shooter is going to effectively go up against a hellfire missile shot (or more accurately dropped) from 5 kilometers away, you are delusional. If the government has become so corrupt that civil war is on our hands, the rebelion will be crushed under the weight of assault aircraft, armored infantry fighting vehicles and battleships. There is just no excuse for this anymore.
I don’t usually write like this but I couldn’t help myself.
I remember you from class. A wonderful girl who opened herself to me and never anyone else before and perhaps never after. Someone who didn’t seem helpless nor a whore. A reserved girl who actually wore clothes instead of slutwear. Someone I could be with, but someone I didn’t understand. You always had a guy around, I thought I knew to stay off. I was never sure. I hung out with you, met your parents, tried to know you but I always felt so distant.
The desire was there but the spark to light this inferno was not. I could never understand my emotions. We graduated school, I went to being a total shut in and you disappeared from my life. I went off to school and you went to California. I learned but always felt lost. I longed and you seemed long gone.
How long and wrong I was.
Forced into things you didn’t want to do. Met with some guys who weren’t like me. Raped by one I thought to be my best friend. Impregnated without the desire to have a child. Moved around by circumstance. All while I sat from the sidelines wondering about girls I would never have.
In the end I was just too much of a coward. Too afraid of my own feelings. Too afraid of confronting anyone. Too hateful to forgive myself, but now I just live with the memory of saying three words could have changed your life and saved you from all this.
“I love you…”
Zero Serra Serenity – Shut-in geek
Today we come together to pay our final respects to my once favorite gaming franchise. The prophecy of Kane I will no longer follow. The tanks of GDI I will no longer command. The Allied technology is worthless. The Soviet war machine is gone.
I cannot play this game. Redifining the formula has produced a game more like Warhammer 40,000: Dawn of War II or perhaps Company of Heroes than a classic C&C game. What made C&C great? Structures and the MCV. You got to build your base without having to worry about massive micro-management. You qued up something, went to control your units and when it was up you dropped it on the field. In 4, you don’t get that. You don’t even get the MCV. You get this worthless thing called a crawler that constructs all your units in house. Should probably also mention that engineer’s purpose has been redone from capturing structures to repairing units. Few dedicated structures (Basically you can only build defense structures) and you only get one build que which brings me to my next thing.
Resource gathering. Removed entirely. No longer do you have to gather tiberium, getting new fields or spikes. Instead, you can gather these tiberium crystals that drop from the sky, bring them to your base and you get upgrade points to make your units stronger or unlock extra tiers of units. But with the removal of resource gathering comes the removal of units actually costing money. Essentially what you have is a *craft style game where units cost a supply cap. That’s it. No credits. The game is around cranking out units and filling a que. When your units die, just raise another batch at no cost. What does this lead to? Stalemates and wars of attrition. Not exciting.
Also, you can’t win by beating your opponents into submission. No, you have to go around and collect these Tiberium Control Nodes to earn Victory Points. Why does this sound familar? On right. This is stolen from Warhammer 40,000 again.
I read somewhere that this game is more about co-operative play where one person each takes a crawler of offense, defense and support. Can someone beat into Raj’s head that nobody who plays these games wants to play Co-Op? It was a hindrance in RA3 and now you want to bring it back?
This is not the game I wanted to see. As much as people complain about it being roughly the same game with better graphics I would pretty much like to see that with C&C games. I want to start from nowhere, build up a base and a total army of units and steamroll over my opponent. Games that involve being the uber micro are for Counter-strike players. I on the other hand will be sitting back enjoying a rousing game of Magic: The Gathering, something that still has some semblance of strategy left in it. I’ll leave you with the following quote:
Stormfather wrote: C&C isn’t dead yet. It’s only lying under the guillotine with its hands tied. You can see the timer until the execution here: http://www.commandandconquer.com/
Now normally anime that uses the bible as the story rip off turn me off. It’s not that their boring but usually they try to shove the particular brand of religion down someone’s throat and usually do it poorly. Evangelion is the best example and since I hate it very much I usually color anything bible related as total junk. So here comes Dante’s Inferno, a video game based on a book (The Divine Comedy) that’s based on the bible. Continue reading ‘Dante’s Inferno Demo’
Here’s something I don’t understand. Have you ever heard the phrase “I’m a (blank) survivor”? I never got that. You don’t hear me going around saying “I’m a child abuse survivor” when I refer to what religion has done to me until I was 9 or “I’m a bully survivor” when I refer to my school experiences. Why make exceptions for people to say “I’m a cancer survivor” or something? Continue reading ‘Survivor?’
Now I mentioned already the ridicules things dad and Debbie have been doing lately to me to piss me off to no end. Let me expand on it with my thanksgiving stories. Continue reading ‘Thanksgiving and why I hate it’
See?! Even women old enough to be my grandmother are knocking on my virginity! Continue reading ‘And now for something completely different: Part 1′
Why must people lie? Why must people betray each other? Why must all this nonsense culminate and take it’s toll on me? Continue reading ‘I don’t understand people…’
Oh yeah baby. Here’s what we got. I went big of course.
Continue reading ‘Modern Warfare 2 Midnight Launch Unboxing’