Arizona’s rudderless, batshit-crazy lawmakers trying to decide on a state gun. A state…fucking…gun.
PHOENIX – Saying the gun’s role in killing Indians is not the issue, the state House voted Tuesday to declare the Colt single action Army revolver as the official state firearm.
The vote came over the strong objections of Rep. Albert Hale, R-Window Rock, who said providing such official state recognition amounts to “telling our children we’re going to honor and celebrate an instrument of destruction.” He said that a gun, by its nature, is designed to fire a projectile which is designed to kill something.
And Hale, who is Navajo, said his people were all too often on the wrong end of that weapon.
“Does that mean we honor and celebrate the killing of my relatives?”
Frankly, yes. This is the sole purpose of the gun: to kill. Yes, it has been used for self-defense on occasion, but historically it’s been used to kill people the shooter has a problem with. Sorry, Indians!
Tuesday’s vote also came after the Republican majority rejected the suggestion by Rep. Ruben Gallego, D-Phoenix, that if legislators are intent on going ahead, they should at least actually honor something made by a company with a presence in Arizona. But his colleagues rejected two separate proposals, one to instead give the honor to the SR9, made by Ruger which has a plant in Prescott, and the other to declare the stun gun made by Scottsdale-based Taser to be the official state weapon.
So they couldn’t decide on a state weapon because apparently that was too generalized. No, they have to have a state gun. And the Taser just wan’t manly enough, because when you’re a man with penis issues in a position of power, you’ve gotta have a real gun in your hand. And yes, it’s all about penises.
Oh, and this bit really pisses me off:
Gallego’s alternate suggestion to give the official designation to the Ruger SR9 drew derision from Rep. John Fillmore, R-Apache Junction.
“No self-respecting cowboy would ever carry a Ruger SR9,” he said.
WHY ARE THEY EVEN DEBATING THIS? Arizona’s economy and education system is circling the drain, and these assholes (Republicans and Democrats) are sitting around waving their dicks at each other, debating on what the STATE GUN should be? Leave it to men to be so focused on idiotic shit like this.
I simply cannot believe I came from there. I’m officially in denial now.