and Xavier another.
Rusty first. He collected a bunch of wailing and whining from news weenies about a bill that would cause concealed-carry permit records to be sealed. To me, the prize of the collection is this:
This newspaper strongly believes that certain public records should be open, and that includes conceal-and-carry gun permits. If a citizen does not want anyone to know that he or she has such a permit from the state, that person should do without such a weapon.
That just flat amazes me. Don't want a violent ex, a stalker, an enemy finding you thanks to some grandstanding fool with the job title 'journlist' publishing your name and address(which did indeed happen in another state)? Then stay unarmed when you leave the house. So says the all-wise people at the Tennessean. Arrogant morons that they are.
And from Xavier, we find out about this clown:
Yet on a recent Friday evening, two years after the discovery, Maddox stood inside artist John Ricker's San Francisco studio, ready to smash the gun flat with a sledgehammer. "My uncle wanted to keep it in the family," said Maddox, a planner in the city's transportation agency, before he delivered the first blow. "But I knew about John and what he does with guns. ... I wanted it destroyed."
"If you have a gun, you have to envision who you're going to kill," Ricker said. "I want people to think about who they think it's OK to shoot, and where that puts them morally."
Oh yes, I'm sure Mr. Ricker is in a fine position to judge the moral standing of everyone else.
You know, at times it gets very hard to not use a lot of profanity to speak of some of these wankers.