When Bad Public Policy Meets Bad PR

Tod Kelly

Tod is a writer from the Pacific Northwest. He is also serves as Executive Producer and host of both the 7 Deadly Sins Show at Portland's historic Mission Theatre and 7DS: Pants On Fire! at the White Eagle Hotel & Saloon. He is  a regular inactive for Marie Claire International and the Daily Beast, and is currently writing a book on the sudden rise of exorcisms in the United States. Follow him on Twitter.

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  1. greginak says:

    There is nothing in the constitution about the Gov having the power to regulate bullets in any way, shape or form. Bringing this up is only the first tiny step on the slippery slope to confiscation. Clearly this kind of problem would be solved by having good guys with guns in schools.Report

  2. Damon says:

    This whole “guns in schools” line of thinking is, in my opinion, distracting. I’m really not in favor of more bureaucrats with guns. Gun massacres are generally, rare. Few folks are looking to the causes of these shootings, which I think is most likely due to long term use of prescription drugs in kids.Report

  3. Mad Rocket Scientist says:

    Yes, misfires happen, and the probability of a ricochet hitting the shooter & not embedding harmlessly in something downrange is, well, on the order of a lightning strike. Still, sounds like someone just learned a painful lesson in how not to clear a malfunctioning firearm. Better he learn it at the range, than out in public.Report

    • M.A. in reply to Mad Rocket Scientist says:

      Given the structure of the number of gun ranges I’ve been on, what this really means is, someone broke one of the rules and didn’t keep the damn gun pointed downrange at all times.

      But don’t worry. We can TOTALLY count on this not happening in a school setting… *snerk*.

      What was the thing mentioned by someone on “the rules” during the symposium? 7 rules, every odd numbered rule being along the lines of “No seriously, get your finger off the fishing trigger already”?Report

      • Mad Rocket Scientist in reply to M.A. says:

        I believe the actual rule is “Keep your booger hook off the bang switch”.

        The guy just got an extra hole in his body that he didn’t need. Part of me wants to believe he’ll never make that mistake again, and he’ll live a lifetime of caution are care with regard to firearms. Part of me wants to just say, “sorry buddy, there are some rookie mistakes that just can not be forgiven, no permit for you”.Report