I noticed that conservatives with nothing better to do are taking to the internet to blame Obama for the fires out west. In that spirit, I provide this:
State and federal officials have outlawed fires and fireworks on all public land and unincorporated private land. A long list of municipalities have also banned those activities. But officials can do nothing to prevent irresponsible hotshots from putting all Utahns at risk by firing guns out in the brush. Target shooters sparked a blaze near Saratoga Springs that has sent 2,500 residents fleeing from their homes and so far has scorched 5,600 acres. Five hundred firefighters are still battling that fire. It is the 20th this year caused by firearms use.
Conservative Utah legislators, in their usual frenzy to protect the all-important right to keep and shoot guns, have dictated that no state officials other than themselves can “enact or enforce any ordinance, regulation or rule pertaining to firearms.” Cities can, and should, limit shooting to approved ranges. Provo has limited shooting to indoor ranges.
Once again, guns are mystically excluded from public safety measures. This is because a small but vocal minority are emotionally fixated on the seeming power and control that guns bring. It is tough to live in a democracy with these folks. One cure I’ve found is watching videos of gun fetishists get hit in the face by the recoil of their own weapons. There are a lot of such videos because gun lovers love to take movies of themselves looking all bad-ass.
so here are some videos:
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