Thursday, August 11, 2011

Nanny state madness! (or: How little Lisa will save us all)

While I know that this is supposed to be a firearms/RTC/2A blog, please allow me to take a tangent for this post...

It seems that Lisa Madigan, the IL Attorney General, needs a freakin' hobby. She has so much free time on her hands that her offices can worry about "gel fuels" and the

FOUR (4) people in IL

that have been injured by some form of these fuels. (to be fair, there have been thirty seven (37) injuries NATION-WIDE, so this is clearly akin to a plague...)

Madigan is calling for a ban on all brands and forms of the gel fuels at the Federal level and discourage anyone from continuing use of existing quantities of them as well. I'm soooo glad that she's here to protect us from our own (probable) misuse of a product. I'm willing to bet that every one of those people that have been injured by the stuff were doing something they shouldn't have, or at least didn't follow proper procedure with it.

News flash: Things that are currently on fire (or have been recently) will burn you. I'm certain my Mom explained this to me at a very early age...even if she hadn't, it doesn't take a rocket scientist to figure it out early in life. It's been said before, but I'll say it again: You can't legislate (or prevent) stupid. People need to take some responsibility for their own actions...

NBC Chicago

We have REAL concerns in IL - and Nationally, in case you haven't heard - and it amazes me that this even shows up on the A.G.'s radar. Seriously. How many cars are required to be proven defective before a manufacturer's recall is implemented? I promise it's more than 4 (or 37).

Perhaps we could actually prosecute some criminals or at least quit giving them early releases?

Or maybe she could educate herself with real facts about the benefits of concealed carry, seems like a good way to invest her time to me. Then she might see that it works, instead of using emotional arguments to work against it. See...I did manage to squeak in something about RTC!