Insanely funny that New York criminalized body armor. nanny state says you’re not allowed to not get shot

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LIBERALS: I’ve got an idea about how to fix this problem
EVERYONE: is it making more things crimes
LIBERALS: well,

Basically no liberal is actually realistic about what gun control actually entails. They have no real plan to disarm people and no understanding that just because you pass a law it means everything will just work. They’re so used to having the cops and jails do their bidding that they genuinely don’t understand how to implement a policy cops can’t or won’t

@kate been saying for a few years now, this kinda lib legal fetishism is in its basic principles same as sovereign citizen bullshit, differing maybe in degree of untetheredness from reality but definitely not in kind. this ideological notion that theres some One Weird Trick that lets you magically override the actual basis of political power (the barrel of a gun)

@kate yea but, NY gun laws over the past couple decades have probably done a lot to reduce gun violence in the state (obviously always other variables)

@healyn @kate

Seriously, gun control laws have worked in the UK and Australia, countries notoriously full of assholes and bad cops, so why wouldn't they work in the US?

I feel like the left has internalised a lot of exceptionalism.

@celesteh @healyn @kate Going after the sale of assault rifles and high-capacity magazines is the first step. No ripping guns and accessories out of anyone's hands, just criminalize manufacturing and sale.

Sure, police might ignore it, but the next time a mass shooter buys these tools, we'll have the grounds to punish the gun seller as well.

And if the police knowingly ignored the illegal sales from that seller, we can make them complicit too.

@kate America is the only country in the western world with gun problems this severe, and gun control has proven successful in plenty of other countries.

I agree that liberals engage in a lot of magical thinking, but I really don't see how continuing the cycle of unfettered access to weapons of war won't make things worse.

Taking measures to reduce this problem is an imperative, even if it is going to be an steep uphill battle.

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