It’s Time to Talk About Guns and the Supreme Court, Read more: Bateman On Guns

In his opinion on District of Columbia v. Heller, Justice Antonin Scalia spent nearly 4,000 words denying that the Second Amendment included the words, “A Well Regulated Militia, Being Necessary To The Security Of A Free State…”

Lt. Col. Robert Bateman

We crossed the line some time ago, it has just taken me a while to get around to the topic. Sadly, that topic is now so brutally evident that I feel shame. Shame that I have not spoken out about before now — shame for my country, shame that we have come to this point. One story tripped me.

A woman charged with killing a fellow Alabama fan after the end of last weekend’s Iron Bowl football game was angry that the victim and others didn’t seem upset over the Crimson Tide’s loss to archrival Auburn, said the sister of the slain woman.
People, it is time to talk about guns.

My entire adult life has been dedicated to the deliberate management of violence. There are no two ways around that fact. My job, at the end of the day, is about killing. I orchestrate violence.

I am not proud of that fact. Indeed, I am often torn-up by the realization that not only is this my job, but that I am really good at my job. But my profession is about directed violence on behalf of the nation. What is happening inside our country is random and disgusting, and living here in England I am at a complete loss as to how to explain this at all. In 2011 the number of gun deaths in the United States was 10.3 per 100,000 citizens. In 2010 that statistic in the UK was 0.25. And do not even try to tell me that the British are not as inclined to violence or that their culture is so different from ours that this difference makes sense. I can say nothing when my British officers ask me about these things, because it is the law.

And for that, frankly speaking, I am embarrassed by our Supreme Court.


h/t Matt Bracken

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7 years ago

I guess it’s important to know when another anti gun idiot is at the door of our natural right. That said,personally I don’t get that upset with win/loss of football games. Gun grabbers…They piss me off! This ain’t no game.


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7 years ago

sometimes the observation that “being intelligent does not make one smart” seems so appropriate. in this case mr. Bateman(i do not dignify him with the service title) fits the label. swears an oath to uphold the constitution etc etcthen proceeds to want to get rid of parts he does not like. what a twit.