Friday, March 16, 2018

America's Answer To The Homeless Problem

Call it thinking outside the box, but a U.S. candidate for the Senate has a novel idea about the homeless problem: arm them with shotguns.

Here is Libertarian Brian Ellison's plan, borne, no doubt, out of deep compassion:
... homeless people are “constantly victims of violent crime” and providing them with firearms would provide a deterrent.

[He] said he had settled on pump-action shotguns for practicality purposes.

“Frankly I think the ideal weapon would be a pistol,” he told the Guardian, “but due to the licensing requirements in the state we’re going to have a hard enough time getting homeless people shotguns as it is.

“Getting them pistols is probably next to impossible. The pistols need to be registered, people have to have addresses.”

Carrying a concealed pistol is illegal without a permit, Ellison said, “whereas open-carrying a long gun is completely legal”.
I can't help but wonder if it also occurs to Ellison that he may also have hit upon a cost effective plan to reduce the number of homeless people in America's midst.

Kind of a reversion to Hobbes' state of nature, eh?


  1. .. there is a vacancy.. a twisted collapsing rabbit hole.. a narcosis.. a brain leakage.. Do American political animals get kicked in the forehead by feral mules when they are young? Do they sniff glue as teens.. or snort nail polish? There's a mystery to the astonishing ignorance.. Are they lacking certain genes, DNA ? These are hysterical beings.. I hope they don't let them drive without some sort of cognitive tests.. or have children.. its a frightening phenomena unfolding.. Do they let any of these people into the military

    1. All of the above are definite possibilities, Sal; rabid, irrational ideology, while studied extensively, has no definitively known cause or cure, but research continues apace.

  2. I came across a report yesterday of a research study that found a link between religious fundamentalism and brain damage. The study tested 119 subjects with "penetrating traumatic brain injury." This guy's thinking is plainly secular but his thought process seems akin to fundamentalist logic.

    1. In any event, Mound, 'madness' is the only way to describe this kind of disordered thinking.