A Nurse With Attitude

Where Dark Cynical Humor, Nursing Issues, and Politics Seem to Merge

“Lets have a Compromise”


It’s coming around to Presidential campaign season again.  The candidates are starting to show.   I’m sick of the RINO establishment republicans trying to appear friendly and supportive to gun owners.  I saw a blurb on Chris Christie this morning that made me angry.  He talks about supporting gun owners, yet he presides over the third most restrictive state in the nation.  His story reads exactly like the republican party:  He is no friend of freedom, and no friend of the Second Amendment…


Let’s say I have this cake. It’s a very nice cake, with “Gun Rights” written across the top in lovely floral icing. Along you come and say, “Give me that cake.”

I say, “No, it’s my cake.”

You say, “Let’s compromise. Give me half.” I respond by asking what do I get out of this compromise, and you reply that I get to keep half of my cake.

Ok, we compromise. Let us call this compromise National Firearms Act  of 1934.

There I am with half of the cake, and you walk back up and say, “Give me that cake.?

I say, “No, it’s my cake.”

You say, “Let’s compromise.” What do I get out of this compromise? Why I get to keep half of what’s left of the cake I already own.

So, we have your compromise — let’s call this one the “Gun Control Act of 1968  — and I’m left holding what is now just a quarter of my cake.

And I’m sitting in the corner with my quarter piece of cake, and here you come again. You want my cake. Again.

This time, you take several bits — we’ll call this compromise the Gun control policy of the Clinton Administration or the Clinton Executive Orders — and I’m left with about a tenth of what has always been my damned cake,  and you’ve got nine-tenths of it.

Then  we compromised with the  Domestic Violence Offender Gun Ban  or Lautenberg Act (nibble, nibble), the HUD/Smith & Wesson Settlement Agreement  (nibble, nibble), the Brady Handgun Violence Prevention Act  (nibble),  and then the School Safety and Law Enforcement Improvement Act  (Mmmmm)

I’m left holding crumbs of what was once a large and satisfying cake, and you’re standing the with most of MY CAKE, making anime eyes and whining about being “reasonable” and wondering why we won’t just compromise.”

I’m done with being reasonable, and I’m done with compromise. Nothing about gun control in this country has ever been “reasonable” nor a genuine “compromise.”

When any politician, on either side of the isle, says “gun control”  it’s never about the guns…

unfortunately,  it’s all about the control.

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