KoolBak wrote:I believe Star referred ONLY to Gun Control regs that punish honest people and do nothing to criminals. The seatbelt / helmet was an example, which I also DETEST. I taught my children to be safe but, dammit, I don't want to have to wear that shit all the time. I did learn, however, WHY they passed those laws.....
I got a seatbelt ticket and could either pay $200 or pay $20 and take a class. So, this class was hours of preaching and a horrendous triple-R rated real movie of people fucked up in accidents. 2 people in the class ran out to puke....several were crying...it was awful. But in the end, the Doctor (yes Doctor) that was teaching the class said in a nutshell, the law was passed so the govt ends up footing the bill for fewer living vegetables subsequent to lack of seatbelt / helmet accidents. Apparently it's a multi billion dollar annual expense......makes sense; it's not for our safety, it's for their checkbook.....lol.
Anyway...I liked your post Star....back to the ropes.
Legalized Euthanasia would help those things.
I mean, if someone's family can foot the bill to keep a vegetable alive, fine; otherwise, let the person move on.. and if there is no "on" well, how many of you would really like to exist like that, being force-fed via stomach tube and intravenous sugar, with machines pumping your lungs? Dr. Kavorkian understood that there are MANY who don't want to continue with whatever conditions they had, and I'd think that was much more humanitarian than what the laws currently force.
But, Mets, if they do have stiffer gun control, you'd better believe our taxes will go up in order to pay for more enforcers (police, sheriffs, FBI, ATF, etc.) to sniff out those with the wrong firearm or wrong ammo clips.