Boner, Cars, and Children: shaelit
"Cars kill more people than guns!
What're you gonna do, regulate cars
You idiot. You moron. You utter buffoon
Cars ARE regulated
The permit test. The permit. The practice
year. The regulations on how many hours
you have to drive and at what hours and
with whom. The driving test. The license.
The requirements regarding insurance.
License renewals. Road laws. Highway
laws. Speed limits. Seatbelt laws. Carseat
laws. Laws against drinking and driving
and other forms of intoxication. Red
lights. Not passing in intersections. Right
WHO can drive and WHEN and HOW and
WHERE are all regulated, because yes, a
car in the wrong hands can kill a person.
Just like a gun.
Oh but wait, there's more!
I, as a licensed driver, can't drive
anything I want. I can't drivea
motorcycle. I can't drive a speedboat.
You know what else I can't drive? One of
To drive a semi-truck, I would need a
Commercial Driver's License or CDL
There are age limits involved, as well as
required hours of training and study.
There's a written test and a driving test.
There are also medical requirements.
And even if I passed all that, you know
what I STILL couldn't drive? One of
To drive a semi loaded with hazardous
materials, you would have to get a
federal H endorsement added to your
CDL. And to get that, you have to jump
through even MORE hoops, including
another written test and a background
So yeah, guns should be better
regulated. Any Joe Blow shouldn't be
able to stagger down to a gun show and
get himself a sweet piece without some
And ESPECIALLY no one should be
getting their hands on a semi-automatic
assault rifle like an AR-15, aka the
Hazardous Semi Truck of guns. There are
professional reasons that a person might
need clearance to handle and own such a
weapon, but not a civilian. Not an
unscreened rando off the street.
Try not to be such an utter wanker that
you place the mere potential of a power-
boner over the lives of actual children like
those killed in Parkland, Sandy Hook, and
There's also the fact that if I fuck up and
njure, or even KILL someone with my
vehicle, or another person's vehicle, or a
vehicle I'm not even supposed to drive in
the first place- I CAN AND WILL BE
PUNISHED FOR THAT. I will be made
responsible for that damage/death.
Insurance exists to help cover the costs
of damages- both to cars and people. If
my negligence with a vehicle leads to
someone's injury or death- my access to
vehicles in the future WILL BE
So yes... we do regulate cars. We also
regulate the DAMAGE CAUSED BY
THOSE WHO DRIVE THEM
also, cars are meant for transportation.
sure they can kill people but their sole
purpose is not to kill. a gun's ONLY
PURPOSE is to maim or kill its target. you
can't take a road trip on a gun or load up
a gun with groceries. fuck outta here
with this bullshit comparison.
Cars and guns