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Episode · 2 years ago

Well-Regulated: Managing Guns and The People Who Shoot Them

ABOUT THIS EPISODE

PART 1
Reply with a voice message 2:40
Basic rules for this discussion/debate 3:25
Well-Regulated Militia 5:30
Switzerland? 6:00
There is no freedom from regulation 7:30
There is no GORT 9:30
When the police can’t help you 11:30
Cops are crazy, too 12:15
How much firepower do you need? 12:45
Farmer’s and Rock Salt 14:00
Guns can be basic tools 14:35
True heroes don’t use guns 16:45
Assault versus defense 19:45
All about the mass shootings 20:00
PART 2
Technology is our friend 21:00
You can’t fix New World problems with Old World solutions 21:30
Johnny Mossberg’s big idea 23:30
YOU HAD ONE JOB! 25:45
The language we use matters 27:00
Regulating all of our rights 28:50
It’s not a gun! It’s a water squirter! 30:30
The cost of technology 31:00
The Mental Health Thing 33:00
The privacy myth 35:00
Anosognosia 37:30
Defending bad behavior as policy 38:30
Leave me a message 42:00

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It's only head and now it's online Bible. This stylecom yes emotions with boyle style. Hey, welcome back to buy polar style. I am indeed John Emotions. This episode is called well regulated. It's managing guns and people who shoot them. Take a little now, but your boy is done. He's walking around like it's number one to win downtown, got on the phones. Don't shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me from shoot, shoot, shoot that thing at me. You know you've got my simpathy, but don't shoot, shoot, shoot that thing and don't shoot, shoot, shoot that thing, shoot, shoot that. You know you got my shoot, shoo, shoot. So if you live in America, you obviously know we're having a problem with mass shootings. Mass shootings tend to get blamed on guns, sometimes they get blamed on people. Oftentimes there seems to be kind of a conflict and society can't agree on which it is. So I'm going to go through some points and, you know, make a few other points and try to, I don't know, just provide you some more information to make better decisions with regards to guns and killing people and things like that, like you know. So let's get into it. Let's well, there's a lot of stuff here and just by the way, I am my personality, my delivery style when to go through it quickly and I'll probably bounce around quite a bit. Fortunately, I'll leave show notes so you can see the more salient topics by their time mark in the podcast and if you want to jump ahead to those, go ahead. That's fine, but this whole thing won't take very long, half an hour or so, so it's going to be hard to keep up and of course I'm going to upset people. I'm going to Piss people off because I'm fairly independent thinker and I have differing opinions on guns and mental health issues. So I'm bound to piss probably everybody off. Hopefully, you know you're not too upset about it, but if you do have a point you'd like to make, by all means go to bipolar stylecom whether you're on your phone or whatever device you're listening on. There should be a button there that says something to the effect of leave a voicemail or leave a voice message. Go ahead and leave me a message and I will do my best to play that message in its entirety on upcoming follow up show to guns and mental health. Okay. So don't feel like you don't you can't argue with me. I'm totally up for a discussion. Name Collins not going to help. But if you want to discuss guns and or mental health with regards to each other, feel free to leave me a message and I'd love to hear from you. So, that said, let's let's go forward. Let's take the next first step. So in this let's let's call it a debate, I think it's more of a discussion, but there are like two or three points that I'm pretty hard stuck on, and the first one is that we have to agree that human lives are more important than money. Why? Well, because human lives invented money, human lives invented guns. Human lives are more important than all of the other things. So we have to agree that human lives are more important than money. If you don't agree with that, then I'm not going to have a discussion with you about the rest of the things. And we also have to agree that guns are an American right enshrined in the Constitution Amendment number two. We have the right to keep in bear...

...arms. And the third one we have to agree that facts established by legitimate research and studies are more valuable in the debates, then fallacies. If you don't know what a fallacy is, if they didn't teach you critical thinking in high school, go look up fallacies. Fallacies, the fallacies. Look up those. We're not going to get involved with those things, like Straw man and slippery slopes and all that. If you pose a problem that's not actually happening right now, like you're presenting a problem that Matt might or might not happen in the future. That's a slippery slope. We're discarding those. So, to reiterate, we're going to agree that lives are more important than money, that guns are an American right and that facts are more important than fallacies. Cool, all right. Now we can move forward. So, as you may or may not know, I am a California person, born and raised in California, but I move a lot. I travel around the country. I've been to many different places. I'm currently in deep South Louisiana, gun country, Bible Belt, the whole bit, and I make it a point to get out and visit other humans in person and stay with them for a while so that I could better understand them. So let's start with the well regulated militia. Let's start with the well regulated militia. They're there, for example. Let's take us Switzerland, for example. There's a kind of a quasi myth that everybody in Switzerland has to have a gun. That's not that's not true. What there's some cool detail in here, though. So in Switzerland what happens is when you are twenty years old and you're a man, you go into training, you learn how to basically military training, right, and then you're done. After the training, they send you back home, but they send you back home with a rifle and ammunition. Now, in the past ten years or so, they stop sending the ammunition. They just send you back home with your rifle that they trained you how to use and at the end of your basically, so from twenty to thirty years old in Switzerland, you're part of the militia. If any there's any emergency or danger, you're called up. You've been trained with your rifle and now instead of, you know, the fifty bullets they used to give you, you have to go to the armory and check out your bullets. And even back when the Swiss, the Swiss government, handed out bullets and guns the bullets were handed out in sealed packs and the government audited those bullets regularly. They would go to people's houses and check on your bullets. Okay, still sealed, good to go. For many reasons, I'm assuming because they want to make sure you had the bullets in case there really was an emergency, and for the second reason that you just not screwing off and using all your bullets either sport, hunting or killing people, I guess. Anyway, that's well regulated. That's that's a cool way to start. If Switzerland can do it, we can do things like that. The whole idea that we have the right to freedom from bureaucracy and that's bullshit. You have the right to keep in bear arms, you don't have the right to be free from legislation that governs the use of the gun or the bullets or anything else. There's nothing in the constitution that says you get to avoid regulations. You just get to keep in bear a gun. By the way, of course it's for a well regulated militia and there's no such thing in America. There are not. I mean if you can call it the army, but that's not what we're talking about. In America. The implication is that we needed a well regulated...

...militia in case some Jackass takes over and instructs the standing army to fight against the people, and then the people could stand up with their all well regulated militia and fight back, which sounds awesome in practice if it were only well regulated, but it's not. Back in the seventeen, almost eighteen hundreds, the soldiers would have the same thing as as Switzerland. You'd have to go back to the armory to pick up your bullets. You had your gun. It was in the benefit of the government for people to know how to use a gun and to be well trained on how to fix it and break it down and put it back together. That's all cool, but of course a gun is useless without bullets. So they kept their well regulated militia that kept their bullets in the armory and you'd have to go meet down at the armory and pick up your bullets when everybody agreed there was an emergency. So flash forward to today. There are roughly three hundred ninety three million guns in America. About a million of those are registered, so that means there are three hundred and ninety two million unregistered guns in America. Like wow, that's pretty incredible. So the idea that we're going to somehow move backwards in time and register all those is well seem mathematically a possible I'd guess, is the best way to put it. I don't want to say it is impossible, but this is not a science fiction movie. There's no Gort, it's not the day of the Earth stood still. There's no omnipresent power that can render all weapons useless simultaneously. That obviously is not going to happen. Neither is trying to register, in hindsight, three hundred ninety two million anything. That's not going to work, especially because they're they're not scientific instruments. Their crude machines are just made out of steel. They got, you know, a couple springs and rotating barrel, if you got a revolver, but it's not a complex thing, easy to hide. Now they make them out of plastic. You know, you can download blueprints and print your own gun made out of plastic that will fire a real bullet. How are you going to stop that? Pretty Hard, right. So how do we regulate the guns? How do we keep and getting back to the whole thing, so the gun is a touchy subject. For example, in Louisiana, a in a place where she's like one of the farms we stay at. The driveway itself is a dirt road, probably almost a half mile long. It connects to a road that connects to another highway that connects to town. But if there were some bad guys, whatever kind of bad guy you could imagine, coming to your house, what good is there's you calling the cops is not going to do anything. They don't they're not going to come out and help you. There they they won't make it there on time. If they do, they'll be behind the bad guys down the dirt road and bad guys will be closer to you anyway, and it's just a shit show. There's no fucking way that you could rely on the police to protect yourself in a rural area like this. Likewise, when I lived in near Skid Row and downtown Los Angeles or when I lived inside the middle of the tenderloin in San Francisco, when you call a cop because there's a threat, they don't show up for fifteen or twenty minutes, even if the fucking Gat, I mean even if the fucking police station is across the street, a block away. They just don't show up that quickly. So gun advocates, the ones who claim Selfdefense, I think that's well intentioned. They might not have the best intentions in, you know, calling out that argument, but it's valid. There are many places in America where the police cannot help you. Moreover, if you're mentally ill, you don't want to call the police anyway because they could set you off and end up killing you like they do. Police kill mentally ill people. Never call the cops. If you have a mental illness or a mental health...

...emergency, call a medic, get some doctors out there to help you. Never call the police. Tell them to stay the fuck home with their weapons. They're just going to make a situation worse. Adding guns to a mental health crisis is never a good idea, even if the guns belong to the police, largely because many police officers have mental health problems themselves. XMILITARY PEOPLE HAVE PTSD. A lot of these folks have their own mental health is use that they simply don't report because they don't want to lose their jobs. So understand that we've got lots of mentally ill people running around with guns. On purpose, with badges, the independent spirit of America, people like you know myself, when lots of people I know were like, well, fuck it, if the cops aren't going to come, I do need to take care of myself. So that's one argument for having a defensive handgun. But what kind of gun do you need to defend yourself? An assault rifle? I'm not even sure that's a fair term, but it's a term that they use in the marketing material. That implies that you're going out to attack something. You know what, it's not a hunting rifle. It's an assault rifle. Whether a are fifteen stands for assault rifle. I don't think so. I think it stands for something else. But Anyway, I see a lot online are stands for assault rifle. I think it's a marketing term, I think it's armament. Whatever, I didn't I don't care anyway. But getting back to the other act, look, what kind of weapons should we be allowed to have? If none at all, or all of them? You know, where do you draw the line? Is a six shooter enough? Is a two shot derringer enough to protect yourself? Do you need a long barrel? Is it short barrel? Fine. Frankly, I like the Moss prog five hundred you rack that fucking shotgun and most good guy, I mean most bad guys with any brain in their head are going to drop what they're doing and move away from you. Right. So racking a shotgun. That's pretty effective and you don't even have to shoot it. But again, a shotgun and more than you know, fifty yards is not going to hurt somebody unless you got a good slug in there instead of some buckshot or whatever. I remember as a kid we used to climb up in the mountains and the farmer up there had he put rock salt in his shotgun shells. So if it ever hit you, the Little Rock Salts would get in your skin and burn like fuck. Like I don't know how fuck burns, but that's sound much they burn. Imagine how like salt in your eye. Now imagine a little, a bigger bead of salt up under your skin. That's your hurts. It's not going to kill you, but it's going to remind you not to get on that farmer's yard again, er up on his field, which also brings up another point. In the south, guns are just the tool. Like I mean, Sure's there's idiots to drive around with gun racks and unnecessary display of their fucking armament. You know, the typical like monster truck, dudes with little Dick's, that kind of thing. Whatever, I'm not talking about those. I'm talking about, you know, honest to goodness, just farmers who need to they need a gun to put down to cow with the broken leg or to shoot off a coyote that's coming in for the chickens. They're just tools for farmers, for people like that, it's just the tool. So if you can imagine somebody saying, yeah, we need to take away your tools, well, how does that sound? Think of whatever job you do and if someone just randomly came and said, yeah, we're going to confiscate your tools. Well, it's not that much different than the vaping products nowadays. You know, a couple of people dive from some some bad, you know, vitamin E Acetate in the GEL, and they want to take everybody's vape device. It seems a little over overreaching. But again, you know, the government has the right to regulate commerce, the Federal Trade Commission, they can. They can regulate whatever they want, especially interstate commerce, so to tell. A farmer he can't have his tools. What the fuck is he supposed to replace a gun with? How are you going to kill a cow that needs to be put down because it's broken? What are you going to do if you got two or three coyotes out in the field...

...coming for your chickens at night? You're going to sit out there on a stool with a slingshot with the wrist rocket? Good luck, I don't know. Anyway. So tools, they're seen as tools by some people. In the suburbs you get a whole different argument. You just get these kind of people that are like, you're fucking guns and they probably never even shot a gun. They probably just put them on display like a poser. Look, oh, I'm into guns because I'm manly man. Well, you're not really like. Show me a hero that took care of the job with a gun and you know, I might say, Oh, yeah, good job. If you could show me the hero who took care of a problem without a gun, now that's a true hero, especially if he was up against a person with a gun. So I don't know, it doesn't anybody could pull a trigger of a gun. You know, five year old doesn't make them a hero. Doesn't make a you know, an older person a hero just because you can shoot a gun. That does not make a hero. A hero would be somebody, in my mind, that could just do things without a gun. Again, we're not talking about tools. I'm not talking there's no such thing as being a hero for shooting off the coyotes. That's not what I'm talking about. I'm talking about in the sense of, you know, in civil society, were a problems going down, a bank robbery or you know, something like that, in assault, you know, take care of it without a gun, then you're a hero. If you shoot a gun, all right, well, it's even you're not a hero, but you're not like, you know, an asshole. You just defending your property. That's fine. There's a story recently where three kids came up on a guy's lawn and had masks gone, they had guns and I think the story said that they had assaulted somebody in the front lawn late at night and then the homeowner came out and killed all three of the kids. That's pretty amazing and sad for the families for sure, and even sad for the guy who killed them, because he's got that on his his plate. For the rest of his life. Not Saying he's wrong, but it's still something he has to process, which you know, it's difficult, like taking anybody's life. I am very pro living. If it's alive, let it live. Now I'm not going to get into a debate on when something is a viable life form. That's not a debate for a man to have, but I'm just saying if it's alive, let it live, whether it's a snake or even a coyote. I wouldn't shoot a Kyote. I just shoot near a coyote or just they got like a bear. I forgot the thing bear flares, I guess you call them. When you live in the mountains near bears, we use these things called bear flares. We also use pine saw on our doors because bears hate pin saal. Anyway, if you happen to run across the bear and he's aggressive, they have these little tiny things about the size of a can of Mace that shoots off a flare, shoots out about fifty yards and big old pop sound like a like an Amadi, almost like a nice deep boom sound that scares the shit out of a bear. He scares them away and he he doesn't kill you. You do the same thing with coyotes. You can do the same thing with anything you're trying to scare, except humans that are actively trying to kill you, because they probably don't care and they probably have a reason that trying to kill you. So that's the thing, when we have to have a reason, a way to defend ourselves in circum in circumstances where cops aren't around. The bullshit, though, is most people I hear the arguments coming from are in the Goddamn suburbs. There in the suburbs, where the police arrive in five minutes because they got nothing better to do than give out speeding tickets when they get a call that, oh, there's an intruder. Fuck, there's like twenty any cops at your house, and those are the suburban people better clinging to their guns so hard and like, Dude, you don't even live in danger. You're a fucking white guy in a suburb of America. Life does not get any easier on this planet than your life is right now. If you're winning so much and you're still that angry, go seek help man. Go get your emotions in check so that when you are playing with your guns you don't hurt somebody, and the type of gun, whether it's for defense or for assault, makes the difference in this argument, because what we're really talking about here is mass killings. Pete, there's there's crime in the city, there's domestic crime,...

...all kinds of horrible crimes in which people die at the hands of perpetrators with guns. Guns are also a big role in suicides, especially suicides of former war vetts. So there's an issue there with people killing themselves with guns. It's probably one of the better arguments for controlling the the use of guns somehow, and we'll get to the word control in just a second to because that's problematic. But what we're really talking about is mass shootings. How do we prevent the mass shootings? How do I mean? Because, Pete, that's what freaks people out. People more and more staying inside, staring at screens all day instead of interacting with other humans in public, and some of them will chock it up to bullets. Dangerous out there. You know, I don't want to go to large events because, Jesus, you know, somebody could just shoot it up. Well, yeah, that's true, that actually is true, but don't let that fear overcome you so that you just perpetuate the problem by just sitting and staring at your screen and type in a way like you're we have a right to guns and your social media accounts, of go back out in public and check it out, but we need to address the mass shooting things. So that's where I think technology is our friend. I'm not even sure limiting the amount of bullets in a clip or magazine. I'm sorry matter. You know what I mean, because well, it's just not a fight I think is an effective fight. In the European Union they have a limit on magazine sizes. I'm not sure what the number of bullets is, but they thought that that was a way to go, just limit the number, and eventually Switzerland even joined in on that too. They limit the number of bullets that a gun can shoot at a certain time, which I guess if you want to limit the bullets, that seems so ass backwards, like some fucking eighteen hundred sho why are people using old world solutions for new world problems when we have technology? Here's where people start to get in the slippery slope arguments, and I'm not here and them just because there's slippery slope arguments and you can't prove that it will happen or won't. What I would propose is better technology and guns. For example, there's a company called shot spotter, I think it's called, where they have towers in high crime neighborhoods that can detect the pop of a gun. It processes the sound, triangulates where it came from and can send police over to a certain area and kind of scroll around a few blocks see if there's any crime happening. That's cool. This same company also has some awesome technology that they apply to schools. For example. They have technology now that if shot spotters installed in your school and a gun goes off, the technology will send back to the police a map of the school where the shots came from. If there's a secondary shot, it'll map that. It could effectively draw a map of where the shooter has been and send that map in real time over to the police station so that when the police get there they'll be able to deal with the situation a lot more effectively. More importantly, though, when you have that kind of technology and it detects a shooter in a specific area on a map of a school, it could automatically lock every other door in the school. It means just go on and on with the technology. With artificial intelligence g coming on in several years, there's going to be more and more speed and more and more processing power to help determine where a shooter is and where he should be compared to shooters that are shooting that things that they're not supposed to be shooting at. The Johnny Mossberg of the Mossburg gun family, I think pretty sure I know his names Johnny, and I'm pretty sure he's a Osburg. He could be a Smith in Weston, I fucking care. Whatever, it's something. The point point is the son of one of the airs to all of the the guns, Johnny Mossburg, let's call him that, has invented a technology. It's a thumb print technology, where the gun won't fire unless...

...it knows it's you, which is cool. A lot of people say, oh well, what if it doesn't work? Well, to prove his technology to the military he had to put it through torture test. It worked threezero times in a row without fail. That's more effective than most average handguns. Even a revolver might jam more than once. Every three thousand times. So the technology exists so that you could buy a gun that only you could shoot. So if there was ever an instance of who shot this fucking guy, oh, it came from that gun, you're the guy with the gun. It's kind of the similar way to way, you know, if there's a car crash and the DMV determines that that's your car, you're responsible, whether or not you were driving. It's your responsibility. Your fucking responsible for your car. You should be responsible for your gun. So combine that thumb print technology with artificial intelligence, faster networks, satellite imagery. Imagine this. In the future you can have all the biggest magazine you want, a fucking drum magazine like that asshole used in Dayton. Doesn't matter. The moment you and your you know, High Tech Gun with the trigger that only you can operate through a thumb print, the moment you get too close to an area you should not be with all that equipment, it will just cut you down. Yes, it will shut you down, or it could shut you down. A lot of people say, yeah, well then they could shut it all down. Really you think so? Why would they do that? WHO's they? Who is they by the way, the government, the government, the overpowering government that you should have fought against up till now. Anyway, this is another argument. I fucking get into it. Two a types. Their whole deal was we need a well regulated militia so that, you know, in case of tyrant tries to take over the government, we can deal with it. Well, a fucking tyrant has taken over the government and you didn't do shit about it. There in lies a huge hole in your argument. If you're not going to stand up for everybody in America, you're going to stand up and say, Oh, well, except for trump, he's not really that bad. Well, we'll fuck off. He is that bad, guns aside, you know, he's the kind of guy that the militias should have been after. He should have been taken down a long time ago by militias, put in a cell kept there for the rest of his life. You know, we don't need people like that propped up so highly. That said, you know, if you're not going to fucking go do your job, you had one job, that tool. You had your well regulated militia, your one job for that, and your argument was to prevent, you know, people from taking over America. Well, they did. They took over America. We got communist Russia back in the president of America, and you realize, like the second s and USS are is socialist. That's what's taken over America from the top down, and you, dumb ass to a types, didn't do anything about it, probably because you're racist and you agree with him. But Hey, that's a different episode. So here's the thing that's problematic, I think. And when we talk about managing guns and people, is the terminology we use a lot of times I hear words like common sense, gun reform. You know what, if someone came to you and said that you were not using common sense, you would be offended. We can't go after gun people and tell them to not using common sense. I had a gun. I don't have one now, but in irrelevant. I just didn't use it, so I sold it because I like money better and I'm a good shot. All out a side. Well, let me just put that out there. I like guns. I will have one probably in the future. I don't need one now. When you travel, it's kind of hard because the state, the state. Sometimes people give you the side eye when you going through a border check and you got any weapons. Oh yeah, I do so anyway. I'm not opposed to guns. I'm not opposed to shooting, but why can't it be more like a fucking bowling alley? If you want to shoot, go to the shooting range and get a gun there. Shoot The gun while you're there, enjoy it, shoot any gun you want. They have machine guns at some of these ranges in Louisiana.

You can just go shoot to your hearts content and then when you leave, hey back to home. No Gun, or maybe just the small defensive weapon like a six shooter or something simple that won't fall apart on your something very easy to clean and disassemble and know all about, or like grandma with with the two shot derringer. Very simple device, but it would stop a rapist, stop a mugger, if stop a person breaking into your window, that's for fucking sure. You know, I wouldn't have a problem if everybody America had to carry a two shot little derringer in their pocket, concealed. Then you never know who the fuck is the carrying so you have to assume everybody is and I don't think we're going to have a lot of mass shooters if everybody carried a two shot derringer seems kind of simplistic, but you know, it's one idea. And so getting back to the regulating part. The First Amendment, free speech. Yes, they can regulate our speech. Second Amendment, right to bear arms. They can regulate your right to bear arms. They're not taking away our free speech, they're not taking away your guns, but the government does have the right to regulate them. I know you push back because, oh, well, if they do this, then that will happen again. That's slippery slope. You don't have any proof that that will happen, whatever that is that you've imagined in your head. So enough with the slippery slopes. We got to come up with real ideas. Technology is the best way to deal with that. And if we had guns that people could shoot freely wherever they wanted to, except when you're starting to near a crowd. Like why would anybody need a gun activated near a concert? If there's a concert nearby, there should be an invisible shield that deactivates all unauthorized guns, leaving them with only security guards or law enforcement or whoever protects the concert. In this example, and much like Israel or Switzerland, I think everybody at a certain age, not just men, men and women, Trans People whatever, all the people should be trained at a certain age to work a gun. There's three hundred ninety three million guns in America. There's a hundred, I mean one point two guns for every human in America. That's a lot of guns. That's like not learning how to swim on a planet covered with water. If you don't know how to swim and you live on earth, that's just dumb. If we don't know how to use guns in America, that's dumb. But it gets so carried away. Like I was at Public Swimming Pool in California once a couple years back and a little kid, let's call him calling, you know, it was like his friend and gave him a squirt gun in the pool. So he ran up to the thing, got up on the side of the pool and said look, Mommy, I got a squirt gun, and the MOM's Super Liberal, obviously came back said, Colin, that is not a squirts gun, that is a watcher squirter. So she just didn't even want him to say the word gun. You can't stick your head in the sand and think that that's going to solve the problem. Not Saying the word gun. You fucking kidding me? Get a grip man. And so what's all this technology cost? That's going to be too expensive. Hut back to rule number one. We've already decided and agreed that humans are more important than money and, besides, we live in a capitalist country. Money is not an issue. If it costs money, somebody will just invent a bet or cheaper thing. There's competition in the market for technology. If we can get the fucking corporate lobbyists that receive communist Russian money through the NRA paying it to the you know, the lawmakers, that's an issue. If we can't stop that flow of money from Russia through the NRA to the senators, yet we're fucked. But that again, political discourse and voting and all that aside, we still have to come up with an idea. The idea is technology. Let the free market run free. quit putting this false hopes or regulations or constraints on people through threats or promises or whatever you're doing to coerce the free market. quit doing that.

Obviously, if Johnny Mossberg has a way to put a thumb print on a gun so that only the user could open begun and fire it. That's technology is progressing. If shot spotter has a map away to map a school and tell you exactly where the shooter is, that's technology progressing. If we can just connect all of these you know that guy up in the Tower and Laws Vegas that shot up the country concert? His gun wouldn't have been active. It couldn't have been active the my magical invisible shield. Of course technology, yes, cost money. Don't care. Spend the money, just spend it. You got plenty of it. Whoever wants to invent this shit can go out and create a better gun. What we're running into is just resistance from corporate lobbyists. Fuck corporate lobbyists. They're they're a priority is money over people. Now in this argument, people are more important than money for the reasons I explained, because people inventing money. People have the capacity to invent a gun and people can invent our way out of this mess if those fucking obstructionist lobbyist people would get the fuck out of the way. And so the last thing I wanted to do just throw a wedge into just to poor put a little bookmark here. Is the mental health thing right. People say, oh well, guns don't kill people. Crazy people kill people. Well, not, not. Not. Normally, most mental health patients are more likely victims of gun crime than perpetrators, and the kind of mental health problems that come to pass that we find out later after people shoot up them all are well documented. It just nobody did anything about them. There's another type. There's a disorders like intermittent explosive disorder, ieed ha ha, real funny terminology, but you know, where people just snap, and people do just snap. There's a history of mass shootings in America. I mean when I was a kid, I think it was the fuck s or something. I'm old man, but there's a dude who shot up a McDonald's killed over twenty people. There's a guy who just walked on to a school campus in Stockton, California with, you know, like a assault rifle type thing or a semiautomatic rifle shot up the place. That's when Diane Einstein, the senator, crafted gun laws for California. Of course gun people are like so, you didn't work, but people still shooting things up. Well, it's because the states next to it didn't pass any law. You know, you're only your laws are only as good as the best laws, and if every state doesn't do something, then yeah, you're fucked. I mean, I could go down to the gun store right now and buy a gun in Louisiana and no background check, no, just nothing. They'll file a background check, but I leave with a gun, just dumb, and then I could just drive across the California and use it. There's so many holes in the law. However, if I had a high tag gun with a thumb print on it, it would know I'd left from Louisiana to California. Again, we don't have any rights to not be tracked. You might think you do. You think, yeah, like it's a right to privacy, but even that is can be regulated. We don't have a complete right to privacy. Ever since nine hundred and eleven, you know, with the Bush administration started letting the phone companies scoop up everybody's communication and give it to the spies, there is no privacy. So that's a joke. If you think like oh well, we won't have privacy, you fucking hidiot. You give all your information to facebook anyway and you tell him where you're at and what you did and what you hate and what kind of car you Gott and what kind of guns you're shooting. You tell the fucking Internet that already. Where do you think the government gets us? Information? From the Internet, from computers, from networks. So the idea that well, we hope to Proyvo. So if you trucked us were we want, I don't care. I don't care that I have I'm not going to go shoot shit up. So I don't care if the government knows my gun is moving from Louisiana to California. I wouldn't care if I was in California if my gun stopped working when I got to a concert crowd either. So the technology is available, it's ready to be implemented, but people think, oh no, it's just too expensive. But to compared to white man, your kids life? How what kind of price does like Wayne...

Lapierre put on his family's lives? And what would happen if they all died from, you know, gun violence? I'll tell you what happened. Nothing. He would just say it was God's will. That's the way some of those people think. They think it's God's will and they'd find a way to twist it into more reasons we should have guns. If I would have had a gun, I could have protected them. That kind of thing. Sorry, Texas, Act Center, he'll billy accent whatever. I don't mean to imply that only he'll billy's stand up for Jesus and guns. There's plenty of idiot white people in the west coast that have some weird poser effect with yeah, we should have guns. Yeah, guns are important. You know our rights and without thinking of the rest of the part, you know the rest of the whole. Commandments, all the commandments in the Bible, the fucking amendments in the constitution. None of them say you get to do whatever you want whenever you want. Doesn't. Doesn't work that way. That the government can regulate things. That's their job. In fact, if they didn't regulate things, we wouldn't really need a government, would we? And I know a lot of you think that, hey, that's actually a good idea. We don't fucking need a government. Burn it all to the ground. Great, that's awfully privileged of you to say that, but again, you know, how's that going to work? Just because you got a gun and you're white and privileged in you know, things have worked out for you. Okay, you think that I got mine, so fuck everybody else. Well, yeah, the future won't have a safe place for people like you either. But getting back to the mental health bit, a lot of people with mental health problems, with mental illnesses, are never treated. In addition to whatever mental illness they have, they also have something called a Nosa nosia, which is a complete lack of insight. They don't think that they're mentally ill, so they will never go to see a therapist or psychiatrist, they will never take psych meds because they in their mind and their heart of hearts, they lack insight and simply don't think that they're sick. We can see that they're sick by the way that they act. And a lot of these people end up in positions of authority because that's what they're drawn to. I'm not saying military people especially, but especially cops. Cops are drawn to positions of authority because of some deep insecurity of wanting to control shit. Well, you know, if they go out with the gun, they're going to control things with the gun if they have to. especially with the the union, the police unions, they will stand by any COP. That I mean. Their first inclination is to stand behind the COP, regardless of what happened. Well, let's investigate first. Despite a hundred eyewitnesses video, the cops union will still say, well, let's investigate first. You know, that's bullshit. If everybody can see what the COP did, we know that that's a bad cop and it's not that one bad cop spoils the whole barrel. The fucking barrel is infected and any good apple you put in the cop barrel is going to get infected. Any not every there's some good cops that maintain a decent career start to finish. God bless them. Is that the right word use? God bless? So what do you say the people like that anyway? So the fact that the military isn't dealing with the PTSD and the cops aren't dealing with the control freaks that become police officers. I mean you've got vetting processes, you've got psych tests, you know, come up with better side tests, use ai to figure out who the fuck is going to be a bad cop. That's all I'm saying. We have the technology. We can rebuild the whole gun system. We have the meet. So let's try that and let's stop using words like control and instead of manage, because we're not going to control guns. We're not going to like, you know, taking guns away. Any of that is not going to work. Let people keep their guns, as many as they want, but manage the guns better. Put them on a grid, make sure that people are not accumulating in one area with a lot of high powered weapons with lots of bullets, you know, make sure that one person that's been acting strange on the Internet, make sure that person is not bringing a high capacity magazine to a crowded area. Technology...

...can do all of these things and we're just simply not trying hard enough with technology. A lot of it just comes down to people say no, it's too expensive. Well, it's not too expensive, because we've already agreed that life is more important than money. So get out there and spend the money on the technology to stop mass shootings. Don't take away the guns. You can't take away the guns. You're not going to take away their tools. Nobody wants to take away anybody's tools. There are there are people that do, I'm sure, like Bet Oh oh rourke, you know, blasting out Yo, we're going to take your are fifteen s, we're going to buy it back to what end? To what end they're just going to remark it it back as an msixteen again. That's all the a are fifteen was. It's a civilian M sixteen. Why not just sell them in M sixteen? And every time you try to codify this, codify you end up making things worse because you say, well, we're going to outlaw are fifteen. Well then they just come out with the R sixteen. Technically this isn't covered by the law. So anytime the capitalist see a kind of restraint on their money making, they're going to work their way around it. Well, in this case we have to give the capitalist and incentive to fucking put better technology into guns by more people creating better technology, which lowers the cost of the technology to the consumer and eventually will have well protected, well regulated society. We're mentally ill people like police and the military don't get to shoot guns and that stable people will have their guns disabled if they ever enter in a situation where there shouldn't be. That seems like a fair trade to me. Again, you know, I'm sure I said plenty of things that piss people off on both sides, but that's okay. I mean, I'm not here to Piss you off. I'm just here to start a dialog where we don't wear use words like control or common sense or mandates. No fuck all that. We're going to keep guns. There's no way to get rid of three hundred and ninety three million guns. And if we got rid of three hundred and ninety two million and just left the one million that are registered, I don't think those people are going to be able to protect us in emergency situation. Right. So let me know what you think. If you've you know I'm not going to mock you. Well, if you call and leave a message, that's just cursing and name calling. moral. You can curse all you want, just name Collins not really going to help and I hope I haven't name called too much in this episode. That said, if you want to have a dialog, for sure, leave the message and tell me why technology you won't work. Why have you so little faith in technology? If it's because you fear the government, that why aren't you doing something right now to affect change in the government? You know, if you really fear the government from taking over your gun or controlling shit in the way you don't like it, you got to come up with a logical argument for why you're not addressing the government right now. Why are you afraid of the government doing that? What about the government makes you fearful? Well, figure that out for yourself. Leave me message and, like I said, I'll put this all together in an episode in the future, you know, basically a response to the gun episode. Cool, all right, that's that's enough. That's just enough of talk, too much. I feel like I'm wearing your ear out. I just had to get this out because you know what it is. It's Monday. I would not be surprised if there was another mass shooting this week in America. It's just just the way it is and we've got to stop the mass shootings. Once we can stop the mass shootings, we can work on individual domestic crime, gang crime and things like that. Those are not the focus. Normal people are not worried about gang crime because they don't they're not any gang and they don't go to where gangs live. A lot of people in domestic situations where they're in danger. They have a pretty good sense that they're in danger already and are working actively to get out of that situation. So gang crime, domestic violence, and that sort of thing. Will worry about that later. Bank robberies, we can talk about that later, but right now let's just focus on the mass killings. Let's figure out a way through technology, to eliminate mass killings by guns. Cool, cool, all...

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