I couldn’t sleep last night. I woke up this morning and I’m still angry.
Yesterday, the Supreme Court overturned New York’s concealed carry law. On the same day, the Senate passed a weak gun control law that doesn’t address any of the major issues: banning assault weapons, banning high-capacity magazines or raising the age to buy guns.
It’s like we took one half step forward and one million steps backward.
We’re becoming a society where we’re going to need metal detectors in every public building. They already have them in theaters in concert halls. Now, if you don’t like what a comedian says, you can just shoot him.
I’m trying to write jokes about this, but reality is outstripping the most cynical thing I could ever think of.
Bill Maher jokes about extreme wokeness: If it sounds like an Onion headline, don’t do it. But the opposite is also true. If the most outrageous far-right thing I can think of is reality, how am I supposed to joke about it?
Here’s my attempt at a joke: New York will now be installing metal detectors in the subway. Too far-fetched? They’re already checking people’s bags. What are they going to do now that concealed carry is legal?
Another attempt: How many guns can you hide under Supreme Court robes? I don’t know, but they’re gonna need ’em.
Too much? They’ve already asked for increased security.
Someone on Twitter said they should take away the Supreme Court’s security detail and just give them guns. I agree. They should know the fear that every American now feels.
Faith in the Supreme Court is now at its lowest level in history. Only 25% of Americans have faith in the Supreme Court.
I’m not surprised.
It’s going to be the wild West out there.
In the past, if there was an argument, it might wind up in a fist fight. Now it winds up with one or more people dead.
That’s what happens when you have a country with more guns than people.
A few years ago, after the terrorist attack on the Boston Marathon, there were police sharpshooters with machine guns guarding the New York City Pride Parade to prevent a similar attack.
The Supreme Court just made the their job a lot harder.
I no longer feel safe in this country.