Sunday, 29 September 2013

Maryland, How Mad Are You?

I don't know why i keep coming back to America's gun laws, it has nothing to do with me and there is a whole Ocean between me and the millions of wannabe Yosemite Sam's running around over there but i have a strange fascination along the lines of 'HOW MAD ARE YOU' which means i return to the subject again and again.
This time, the 'HOW MAD ARE YOU' is aimed at the people who make the rules in Maryland who have bought in a new law aimed at keeping firearms away from criminals and the mentally ill. 
Very good you may think, only the new laws were proposed in January in the aftermath of the shooting in Newtown in which 20 children and six adults were killed but doesn't come into effect until Tuesday.
With nine months notice, gun sellers in Maryland have reported guns being sold in record numbers and any purchased by Tuesday, the owner will be able to keep them.
'There's never been this kind of increase' said state police spokesman Greg Shipley. He said people have been applying for guns at the rate of about 1,000 a day over the past two weeks.
Who do you think, has been so keen to get their greasy mitts on a gun before Tuesday, those that will not be allowed to buy them on Wednesday, the mentally ill and criminals.
Instead of Maryland saying these weapons are banned for you guys from NOW, they gave them plenty of advance notice so the people who they are afraid are most likely to shoot up another school of young children could stock up first.
So how mad? Very mad indeed but great horny toads you got to love that second amendment, that varmint has been allowing Americans to shoot each other since 1791.

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