it didn't/doesn't really feel right blogging about things and spaces and shoes without addressing the elephant in the WORLD.
i thought of all the things i could talk about and how to talk about them but i thought better of it when the notion that more hate could surface here on this blog. something i've been trying to avoid since 2015-ish. probably to the detriment of my blog and perhaps blogs in general. but that's another discussion for another day.
so instead this:
THINGS MORE HEAVILY REGULATED THAN BUYING A GUN IN THE UNITED STATES
Having a fucking bake sale
Building a fucking shed in your own backyard
Pumping fucking gas
Getting a fucking vasectomy
Owning a fucking car
Driving someone else’s fucking car
Riding in a fucking car
Disposing of fucking batteries
Cutting fucking hair for a living
Having a controlled bonfire on your own fucking property
Owning a fucking dog
Walking a fucking dog
Selling a fucking mattress
Watching a fucking DVD
Holding any sort of public fucking performance
Importing foreign fucking cheese
Changing your last fucking name to your spouse’s
Buying fucking fireworks
Riding a fucking bicycle
Having a fucking swimming pool
Xeroxing and distributing copyrighted fucking material
Transporting a bottle of opened fucking wine home from a restaurant
Using a fucking skateboard
Buying unpasteurized fucking milk
If there is any doubt that gun violence is a problem, consider these facts compiled by Vox: The U.S. has 4.4 percent of the world’s population, but almost half of the civilian-owned guns around the world; the U.S. has far more deaths from gun violence than any other developed nation in the world; there have been more than 1,300 mass shootings since Sandy Hook; on average, there is more than one mass shooting for each day in the U.S.; states with more guns have more gun deaths; and states with tighter gun control laws have fewer gun-related deaths; support for gun ownership has sharply increased since the early ’90s.
text: ACT to 64433
p.s. i am not interested in a debate on whether or not YOU think the gun laws are just fine or that they only hurt the responsible gun owner because you are in fact part of the problem not the solution. quite frankly there IS NO DEBATE. too many statistical facts about how banning assault rifles and making buying guns in general far more difficult have actually DECREASED the number of gun related deaths substantially. do some fuckin homework. seriously. start here. now peruse this. bottom line: more guns = more gun deaths. so make it harder for everyone to get a gun. even the "responsible" ones.
now do that text thing.
text: ACT to 64433