Tuesday, February 27, 2018

Avoiding Panic

Florida lawmakers shot down an amendment on Monday that would have banned semi-automatic “assault” weapons like the AR-15 used in the Parkland school massacre.
They did, however, agree to raise the legal age for purchasing a firearm to 21 — and approved legislation that would give teachers the right to carry guns in school, NBC-2 reports.
Not sure raising the purchase age makes much sense.  It won't fit on a bumper sticker: "Old enough to drive a two-ton vehicle with 400 horsepower, old enough to shoot."  Letting teachers return fire, especially when local police won't, is a good idea.
The fact that teachers could soon be allowed to carry firearms inside schools wasn’t sitting well with gun-control supporters, either.
“It bothers me to think as a father of two young boys to tell them to not be aggressive to your teacher,” said Sen. Oscar Branynon (D-Miami Gardens).
The lawmaker told the Sun Sentinel that he and other black fathers across Florida will now have to include teachers when talking to their children about how to act around armed authority figures.
How about telling them not be aggressive towards anyone?


  1. Black fathers expect their Cindy muffin sons to kick whitey's butt.

  2. "How about telling them not be aggressive towards anyone?"

    Ah, but that infringes on their right to act Black!

    At least, that's how some of them think. Way too many of them, frankly.

  3. "fathers...will now have to include "everyone" when talking to their children about how to act around authority figures."

    There, I fixed it for you.

    Now they just have to answer the multiple choice question regarding the identity of their father.