This week America’s love affair with guns was a hot topic of debate. And it is a love affair. Don’t believe me? Here’s the poster for the new movie The Mechanic. It’s a gun made up of a bunch of other guns. It’s about a mechanic.
And of course when you talk about guns you always hear a lot about the 2nd Amendment and the Founding Fathers, and what they would say if they were here. Well, I for one think if the Founding Fathers were here today, they would be super freaked out by cars. You can talk to them all you want about the 2nd Amendment, and they would just yell, “What are all these metal beasts doing rolling down the thoroughfare?” And you tell them, “Those are cars.” And then you try talk to them about militias and they would scream, “How can you speak of militias when steal dragons fly through the sky?!” And you say, “Those are airplanes.” But even if they could wrap their heads around that they would eventually ask, “Why are all the slaves out?!” And they would think that. You can groan all you want but… They. Would. Think. That.
And yes the Founding Fathers wanted you to have the right to bear arms but the guys who wrote that would pee through all eight layers of their pants if they saw what guns are now. In 1787 shooting a bullet was slightly faster than throwing one. If you wanted to be bullet proof in 1787 you put on a heavy coat. With that in mind, I’m all about Americans having guns… as long as they’re the muskets from 1787 that take forever to load.