Simple solutions from simple minds

Someone with more money than they know what to do with is considering how to “solve the gun problem” in Milwaukee. I would have thought he could just take his gun to a good gunsmith or, since he has so much money, just buy a new gun. But that isn’t what he has in mind:


His initial plan was to attack the problem at the source. Zilber wanted to target an infamous gun shop in the Milwaukee area with a pretty shocking record of being a place where too many legally purchased handguns eventually ended up in the hands of the bad guys.
So many of its guns fell into wrong hands, the place is more like a public nuisance than a legitimate business.
“I figured that if I bought the place and shut it down, that might eliminate the problem,” said Zilber. But he realized that wasn’t a viable solution; somebody would likely just open up another gun shop to serve the customers.


If it took more than a fraction of a second to come to this conclusion the clock speed on his CPU must be running way below 4.77 MHz (the original IBM PC clock rate). That the journalist even bothered to write it down shows his CPU is similarly handicapped. Further confirmation of this was another couple of paragraphs into the article:


Zilber chuckled when I mentioned comedian Chris Rock, who once said the key to gun control was making all guns free but charging an exorbitant amount – as high as $5,000 – for a single bullet.
That might make people think twice about firing a gun.
“That’s pretty good,” said Zilber. He didn’t dismiss it out of hand. “You could buy an ammunition company and do it that way.”
Sometimes, it takes bold thinking to pull off the impossible.


First off, he got the Chris Rock quote completely wrong. The point of Rock’s comment was that if each bullet cost $5000 then you would be surround by people wanting to steal them. So if you fired the gun there wouldn’t be innocent people that were shot.


Second, the buying of an ammunition company and shutting it down doesn’t different from doing the same thing to a gun shop–which he already dismissed as an ineffective idea.


I can’t figure these guys out. The only conclusion I can come up with is these people have some sort of mental problems.


6 thoughts on “Simple solutions from simple minds

  1. This reminds me of a joke.

    Two old friends were just about to tee off at the first hole of their local golf course when a chap carrying a golf bag called out to them, “Do you mind if I join you? My partner didn’t turn up.”
    “Sure,” they said, “You’re welcome.”
    So they started playing and enjoyed the game and the company of the newcomer. Part way around the course, one of the friends asked the newcomer, “What do you do for a living?”
    “I’m a hit man,” was the reply.
    “You’re joking!” was the response.
    “No, I’m not,” he said, reaching into his golf bag, and pulling out a beautiful Martini sniper’s rifle with a large telescopic sight. “Here are my tools.”
    “That’s a beautiful telescopic sight,” said the other friend, “Can I take a look? I think I might be able to see my house from here.”

    So he picked up the rifle and looked through the sight in the direction of his house. “Yeah, I can see my house all right. This sight is fantastic. I can see right in the window. Wow, I can see my wife in the bedroom. Ha Ha, I can see she’s naked! What’s that? Wait a minute, that’s my neighbor in there with
    her. He’s naked as well! The bitch!”
    He turned to the hit man, “How much do you charge for a hit?”
    “I do a flat rate, for you, one thousand dollars every time I pull the trigger.”
    “Can you do two for me now?”
    “Sure, what do you want?”
    “First, shoot my wife, she’s always been mouthy, so shoot her in the mouth. Then the neighbor, he’s a mate of mine, a bit of a lad, so just shoot his dick off to teach him a lesson.”
    The hit man took the rifle and took aim, standing perfectly still for a few minutes. “Are you going to do it or not?” said the friend impatiently.
    “Just wait a moment, be patient,” said the hit man calmly, “I think I can save you a thousand dollars here…..”

  2. I like how a legal gun shop, selling guns legally, is determined to be a “public nuisance”.

    “Bold thinking.” That’s a good one. It’s bold, I guess, in the same manner as robbing a bank is bold.

    Kris; O…K… I’m not sure how you made the connection, but it’s a good joke none the less. And; shooting through a window is dicey at best. Bullets tend to deflect at random. That hit man sure works cheap, or maybe the joke is from the 1930s. A thousand dollars went much farther back then. “Mate” “Lad” Must be a joke out of the UK, a former colony, or Australia.

  3. “I can’t figure these guys out. The only conclusion I can come up with is these people have some sort of mental problems.”

    Liberals absolutely cannot weigh evidence.

  4. “Liberals absolutely cannot weigh evidence.”

    They can’t even take the 1st step of actually recognizing that their IS evidence.

    Mental problems? Absolutely. That and an astounding lack of common sense.

  5. It amazes me that someone so obviously without the ability to think critically, or logically, has a substantial amount of money. I guess they inherit it.

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