Quote of the Day: Trigger Option Edition

 

“But since most people like me are more likely to harm ourselves than to turn into mass-murdering monsters, our leaders should do more to keep us safe from ourselves. Please take away my Second Amendment right. Do more to help us protect ourselves because what’s most likely to wake me in the early hours isn’t a man’s body slamming at my door but depression, that raven, tapping, rapping, banging for relief. I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.” –  Wendy Button in Please Take Away My Right to a Gun [via nytimes.com]

125 Responses to Quote of the Day: Trigger Option Edition

  1. avatarRichard W. says:

    I’ll say it, ’cause everyone is thinking it…I wish she would have relieved herself of the 1st as well.

    • avatarIvy Mike says:

      Nah. Everybody should send her a copy of Final Exit by Derek Humphry.

      Media Mail rates are cheap. Exercise your right to going Postal!

      “The Congress shall have Power…To establish Post Offices…” (Article 1, Section 8)

      P.S. Hardcover versions of Final Exit are $0.01 at Amazon. http://www.amazon.com/Final-Exit-Practicalities-Self-Deliverance-Assisted/dp/0385336535 Cheap thrills!

      • avatarDoomsdayJames says:

        If she does not value her life, there is a good chance she doesn’t value yours or your kids. I think the best course of action would be to lock this looney up until she can prove that she is not a danger to society. I hope that she does not have any children of her own.

        • avatarSammy says:

          Silly girl! No one has to take you right to self defense away. It’s your CHOICE (I know girls like you are BIG on CHOICE) not to excessive that right. All of your rights can be nullified by YOU, should you be so pitiful, by simply not using them. Think of it this way, “It’s not a gun, it’s a CHOICE”, Now, if you would, please, FOAD.

          Thank you, Thank you very much.

        • avatarIvy Mike says:

          Pro-choice is good.

          In fact, I’m a single-issue voter on choice, with a pro-choice triple litmus test:
          1. Firearms
          2. Drugs
          3. Reproductive Rights.

          I can’t find a whole lot of politicians that I can vote for, except the 1% LoLbertarians, but I’m still looking. LOL!

    • avatarMark says:

      Richard is right. Everyone isn’t cut out to be a grownup. She needs parental supervision or protective custody and obviously hasn’t seen a NICS form which explains that her “leaders” have already specified that she isn’t allowed to own a firearm.

      • avatarSD3 says:

        She needs to put us out of her misery. Might as well go out ‘Thelma & Louise” style, but if she needs to waste a perfectly good .45 acp round, so be it.

    • avatarjkp says:

      Someone should tell her that NOLO.COM sells Power of Attorney forms for around $20.00. She could just get one of those, and sign away all of her adult responsibilities. Probably would be the best thing for her and society.

      Perhaps it’s time for another petition: For the safety of herself and others, please confine Wendy Button in a mental institution before she goes and kills someone.

      • avatarNot Anon in Ct For Long says:

        Does she have children? If so, we’ll need some water control, so she doesn’t go all Susan Smith on her kids. I mean, if it saves just one life . . .

    • avatarDoomsdayJames says:

      Oh goodness, we won’t be done with this abuse of the 1st until EVERY HACK has written a steaming piece about gun control.

      IMO, House Joint Resolution 19 is the first step toward silencing this ridiculousness.

      http://beta.congress.gov/bill/113th-congress/house-joint-resolution/19/text

    • avatarSteve in MA says:

      Found her on twitter. don’t think she’ll reply.

    • avatarpat says:

      This is one of the most insane wanna be Zyklon-B sniffers I have ever come across. Just look at the wild eyes on this suicidal libtard buffoon.
      She/he/it should at least have the courtesy to off themselves before trying to take us with them by trying to instigate these would be takeovers by the state.

  2. avatarCanopus says:

    Want to give up your rights, that sounds reasonable and easy. Simply don’t buy or have guns, no one is obliging you to do so. Now how about not trying to remove other’s right? You know rights people other than want to have and exert.

    I’m really thinking the issue is not some oogie-boogie evil conspiracy to control us, but plain and simple ineptitude and idiocy.

    • avatarBlinkyPete says:

      This.

    • avatarStuart says:

      it’s Occam’s razor – the simplest explanation that covers the information is most likely to be true.

      To put it another way, don’t imagine a conspiracy when plain old stupidity, ignorance, and Piers Morgan will adequately encompass the issue.

      • avatarScott says:

        I believe Hanlon’s razor also applies.
        “Never attribute to malice that which is adequately explained by stupidity.”

    • avatarBob says:

      I’m an alcoholic. Therefore they should ban alcoholic beverages so I can be safe from myself.

      • avatarKarim says:

        We tried that….. it did not work so well…in fact it worked so poorly that our 2nd amendment rights were restricted to help the goverment enforce that (NFA)

  3. avatarSCS says:

    I was kind of hoping “the Raven” would pull the trigger for her. What an idiot. Another “Save me from myself” Liberal RETARD. If you can’t trust yourself with a gun in the house then you also shouldn’t reproduce or own a car.

    • avatarTotenglocke says:

      Or be allowed to vote.

      • avatarNot Anon in Ct For Long says:

        Hell, her “job” was to write speeches to convince others to vote a certain way.

        I guess working for a succession of failed Democrats would be quite depressing.

      • avatarCarlosT says:

        This. She admits not being being competent to conduct her affairs without a custodian, so why should we think she’s ready for the rights and responsibilities of adulthood.

    • avatarFrank R. says:

      But she trust herself with knives. I guess in her mind people do not commit suicide with them. White padded walls is what she needs.

  4. avatarBlinkyPete says:

    Can someone explain to her that depression isn’t caused by firearms, and that there there are virtually no peer reviewed studies that can tie suicide rate to available method? Is she aware of Japan?

  5. avatarAnmut says:

    The standard answer for this should be “move to Mexico.”

    She can live in glorious non-gun world where her chances of survival are slim to none.

    EDIT: I do have to say thank you to her for her honesty. Not often do you get the truth about why liberals hate guns and this is it. They project their own fears onto everyone else. “I’m not stable enough to own a gun so how is anyone else?” “If I had access to a gun the next redneck in a SUV would be shot dead for polluting and not buying a Prius. Blood in the streets!”

    • avatarTotenglocke says:

      Or move to the UK where her Benevolent Dictators will be monitoring her well-being 24/7 via CCTV, she won’t be allowed to even think of possessing something that could possibly be used for violent purposes, and she can be raped twice as often as in the US.

      • avatarOutlaw says:

        The less guns in good people’s hands, the bolder criminals are. The bolder the criminals are, the more crimes occur. The more crimes occur the more people demand the state do something. The more the state does something the less liberty there is until there is none at all. At that point the worst criminals reveal themselves to be the ones in charge and no one has any means of effectively resisting them.

    • avatarMark says:

      Exactly; there are many other countries to go to where the peasants are under the control of the self-appointed elites.

    • avatarC says:

      Anmut, couldn’t agree more on the projection.

  6. avatarFlubnut says:

    I wasn’t surprised to see someone write an article like this. I was surprised at how many commenters supported her idea though. Are there REALLY that many whiny people in this country, who shudder at the thought of personal responsibility, which includes knowing when NOT to own a gun(or knife, or rope, etc.)? If they all want to subject themselves to the federal nanny state, go ahead. Just don’t force it (or the costs) on the rest of us, please.

    • avatarHerb says:

      She reminds me of those liberals who moaned in 1981: “How could someone like Reagan be elected President?? Nobody I know voted for him!!”

      That photo says a lot. The woman is not a happy camper & those wire rim specs give her a rather severe Wilsonian look.

      • avatarDirk Diggler says:

        This is the type of woman to ply you with alcohol, greet you will wild sex in the kitchen, and when you get bored, well . . . . . you know the rest:

  7. avatarGG says:

    Oh well, whatever, never mind.

  8. avatarDerek says:

    You literally just revoked your adulthood. You announced to yourself and to the world that you are incapable of taking care of yourself. You don’t trust yourself to not kill yourself so you’re, literally, asking to government to protect you from yourself. Watch out for those Happy Meals, I hear they have small parts that you might choke on.

    Lady, you need therapy. And drugs, strong ones. Like, “You have to take birth control while you’re one these cus if you get pregnant your baby will have have two heads and spit fire balls.” drugs.

  9. avatarMosinfan says:

    Having read the original article, I think she did the correct thing by not buying a gun. Knowing she has a mental illness and acting responsibly was the correct action on her part. Access to a gun does not make one suicidal, just more likely to succeed if used. However, demanding that the rest of us be banned from making the choice to own guns is within her 1A rights. Misguided ,but her right; protected by the 2A.

  10. avatarM.Ia says:

    So we’re all supposed to give up the Second Amendment because some dumb broad I’ve never heard of wants to kill herself? Not so much.

    How about she doesn’t have guns. I’ll keep mine. We’ll both be happy.
    Except we won’t because she’ll be jealous that I can put an extra hole in my skull whenever I want. Which is just a bad idea.

  11. avatarLemming says:

    I say this honestly, and not to be an insult or to be judgmental.

    Wendy needs to spend a bit more time looking for a good mental health professional and a bit less time editorializing. She would, in all sincerity, be happier.

  12. Sheesh…How embarrassing. Poster child for the NYT.

  13. avatarThomas Paine says:

    Wendy Button is a former political speechwriter.

    makes sense.

    • avatarPascal says:

      Yes, and the account of her story sounds like it was ripped out of the pages of a cheap novel. I have no idea if her account and her illness is real but this had agenda written all over it.

  14. avatarST says:

    Behold, the voice of the hoplophobe speaks.

    I personally give the columnist credit for two things: being honest about her desire to delegate her safety to others, and not hiding her desire to be disarmed with some pseudo-BS crime control rationale.

    At the end of the day all the anti-gunners feel the way she does; namely, that firearms are tools to powerful to be trusted to “ordinary folk”. Such people consider the 2nd Amendment to be a right too dangerous to exercise. They view the RKBA as being tantamount to a Consitutional right for a teenager to own a 500hp Dodge Viper.

    They think owning a gun is too dangerous for them to exercise, so naturally its too dangerous for everyone. Such thoughts are why people like Hitler get elected into office.

  15. avatarBuzzlefutt says:

    She writes, “most people like me,” which tells me that she means clinically depressed and suicidal. I believe that this does qualify her to have her right to bear arms revoked. So… Um… You’re welcome?

  16. avatargreat unknown says:

    Perhaps she is correct. People with demonstrated mental disease should be banned from owning guns. It actually sounds reasonable.

    But it should go further. No cars, potentially deadly medications…

    Claiming she should take responsibility for herself ignores the truth of depression. That’s why it’s categorized as a mental disease. A person can be committed for psychiatric treatment involuntarily if there is reason to believe she is dangerous to herself or others. This is a reasonable exception to due process and other constitutional protections. However, and this is critical, in involuntary commitments, there is an immediate process to ascertain if the person really requires such treatment. The courts have to decide [in Maryland, in a situation I was involved in, the appeal had to be heard within 24 hours] if the commitment is justified.

    Thus, indeed a mental health professional should be able to put her on a no-buy list, with the critical condition that she can appeal and expunge the listing. In fact, in her “I couldn’t control myself” situation, there should be a way for her to put herself on that no-buy list, and it would require a court ruling to remove her from that list.

    Result: she is protected, at no cost to mentally stable citizens.

    Edit: note that in the vast majority of “mass” killings in recent history, the perpetrator was on or was withdrawing from psychoactive medications.

    • avatarAPBTFan says:

      “People with demonstrated mental disease should be banned from owning guns. It actually sounds reasonable.”

      You, sir, are as tragically ignorant and misguided about mental illness as Bloomberg is about guns. There isn’t a shred of “reasonable” about it.

      “Thus, indeed a mental health professional should be able to put her on a no-buy list”

      This one is truly stupefying. You’re actually advocating putting millions of people’s gun rights in the hands of liberal doctors? Just about every medical association, and the majority of their members, in existence is on record as supporting the Brady’s agenda.

      “This is a reasonable exception to due process and other constitutional protections.”

      There is absolutely NO REASON EVER to abrogate an individual’s Constitutional protections. You’re saying that it’s ok to ditch due process for someone who MIGHT do something when even people who HAVE done something are guaranteed it.

      If this woman is so worried about what she might do then she should voluntarily commit herself. It’s all about personal responsibility.

  17. avatarIvy Mike says:

    This Liberal numbskull is very much like the Right Wing Nuts who are against homosexuality.

    Apparently, only the Federal Government enacting a Traditional Marriage Law can keep them Bible-thumpin’ horney toads from the temptation of going to bat for the other team.

  18. avatarKestrel says:

    The anti-gun slant of the message has no weight because as others have touched upon, the author is not COMPELLED to own a firearm.
    (Wonder what her thoughts on rope are…)

  19. avatarCameron S. says:

    There are 4 simple rules to follow that will prevent all firearms accidents. They’re so simple that most 10 year olds can follow them.

    Motor vehicles are much more complicated to safely operate, and lead to more deaths per year. I wonder if she feels the need to surrender her driver’s license as well?

    This is one of the weakest arguments ever. “I’m ignorant and incompetent, therefore nobody should have anything that I don’t think I could use because lolreasons.”

  20. avatartdiinva says:

    Sweetheart, it’s neither a privlage nor an obligation. It’s a right which free to exercise or not.

    NB: This is the second article I have seen on this subject. My guess is that like the hunter friends these testimonials are fraudulent.

  21. avatarDonald123 says:

    I thought this was great satire and then I realized this sad woman was serious. I hope she gets the medical care she so desperately needs.

  22. avatarGregolas says:

    Madam(although I don’t know what you do for a living), if you are too stupid to avoid hurting yourself with tools, then stay away from them!

    But DON’T presume to tell sane, skilled adults what to do with their tools!

    P.S. If you’re that incompetent with guns, I suggest you avoid cars too.

    P.P.S. Considering your thought processes, maybe you should avoid microphones and other major media tools(pens, telephones, internet, etc.) as well.

    P.P.P.S.From my wife”and knives, letter openers, toothpicks, and dental floss!”

  23. avatarFrank Williams says:

    I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.

    You do have that option. Just as the alcoholic has the option of never driving drunk, the addict has the option of never shooting up, or the morbidly obese have the option of staying away from fast food and ice cream. Don’t buy a gun. If you don’t have one around, you won’t be tempted to use it. It’s just that simple.

    The Second Amendment doesn’t say you HAVE to own a gun; it merely gives you the right to do so if you wish. You can personally give up your Second Amendment right any time you want to, and no one will think the less of you for it. However you do NOT have the right to insist I give up mine any more than I have the right to insist you give up your First Amendment rights because what you say or publish may inflame someone with severe anger management issues and cause them to go on a rampage.

  24. avatarDyspeptic Gunsmith says:

    If she doesn’t trust herself with the right to own a gun, never mind an actual gun in her possession, then she should be deprived of her right to vote as well.

    Matter of fact, what is this person doing outside an asylum?

  25. avatarJonathan says:

    Rich lberals suggest such things because it’s a moot point for them. They either already have guns themselves, or else have armed bodyguards and live in gated communities, or simply don’t believe that the issues are real. Howsoever, they consider themselve insulated and immune from the consequences of disarmament. Hence, taking away rights, hardly any heroic sacrifice, is merely an irrelevant non-issue to them personally. Moreover, it reflects an immense disdain for one’s countrymen to presuppose incompetence and self-injury as the predominant characteristics of gun ownership.

    As for the lady’s personal mental troubles, well, I can’t refute them and I won’t disrespect her on that basis. I hope she gets the help she needs; keeping mindful of the fact that suicide rates are largely independent of the means of suicide. That is, take away the guns, and the desperate and determined will still find ways to implement their final decision; whether in solitary surrender or murderous rampage.

    As a compromise, I would definitely consider “pre-commitment” as an option for the vulnerable to protect themselves. That is, all they’d have to do is get a note from their doctor documenting that this patient believes they lack impulse control. So in a moment of rationality, as during a doctor visit to re-up on their psych meds, they can insert their own little note into their own FBI file barring them from a “Proceed” result from NICS. That way they’re freed from gun ownership and saved from themselves. Meanwhile, the rest if us serious, sane and sober-minded gun owners can exercise our rights unmolested by the nanny state.

  26. avatarGov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    She should move to Japan. They don’t have any guns in Japan so I’m assuming the suicide rate there must be very low.

  27. avatarJoke & Dagger says:

    That is a face that has never smiled. Shame.

  28. avatarChris says:

    Just another statement from a nanny state statist anti gunner that proves this isn’t about gun control but about control. We are sovereigns not subjects.

  29. avatar6 gunner says:

    Since she’s divesting herself of her rights I’d like to take her 19th Amendment right away. She’s clearly not responsible enough to pull the lever to vote and likely doing so is what brought us to this place to begin with.

  30. avatarkb says:

    Is this MikeB’s wife?

  31. avatarChas says:

    What’s dumbfounding to me is that this woman thinks she needs the government to tell her what to do, instead of simply making the choice for herself whether or not to own a firearm.

  32. avatarDon says:

    I have great empathy for people suffering from depression, but at the end of the day, it stops when people begin using it as an excuse for stuff. Go to therapy, excercise, eat right, and change your life. Learn to live ine world, dont expect it to change to suit you.

  33. avatarSupero100 says:

    Statistically, of course, she’s wrong. Suicide rates are not correlated to gun availability. See: pre and post disarmed UK & Australia suicide stats.

    Then again, why let the facts interfere?

  34. avatarDirk Diggler says:

    MYSTERY EXPLAINED:

    “My depression appeared for the first time in the late ’90s, right before I began writing for politicians. . . . . . but I had an episode when my depression did come back in full force in the early winter of 2009, after I made a career-ending decision and isolated myself too much; on a January night in 2010; and again in May 2012, after testifying in the federal criminal trial of John Edwards, my former boss. ”

    DING DING DING!!! WE HAVE A WINNER! She looks like the former Mrs. John Edwards. I wonder if Johnny and her had a little thang going on?? He probably lied to her like all of his other women and now she hates all men because of it. . . . .

  35. avatarLoyd says:

    Reading that, the first thing that came to mind were anti-suffragettes. “No, I don’t need to vote. My husband will do that for me!”

  36. avatarJim R says:

    To Ms. Button:

    Get help. The road you’re on, it won’t matter if you have a gun, or a knife, or a rope, or a bottle of sleeping pills. You’ll find a way.

    I’m not saying this to be snarky or hostile. YOU NEED HELP. I hope you get it.

  37. avatarRobin says:

    It is time for Americans to loudly proclaim, “I am not responsible for your mental health or fears. You are.”

  38. avatarSwobard says:

    What shocked me was the chorus of “Amen’s” in the comments section of the NY Times article. At some level, I understand that NYT readership is a self selected slice of extremist liberalism, but it’s nonetheless disheartening that so many comments applauded her “bravery”, and second her plea to strip 2A rights from an entire nation to protect her… from herself!

    What a whiny, self absorbed attitude!

  39. avatarAharon says:

    Wendy Button was Obama’s speech writer during 2008 until she left citing his subtle sexist (and emotionally hurtful) remarks against accomplished women such as Hillary and Sarah Palin. Apparently, at least at the time, it also motivated Wendy to leave the Democrat Party. I get the sense little Wendy is the messed-up super-sensitive creative artistic type.

    Wendy describes herself as a petite woman, suffering from depression, and living alone with her 100lb dog . Why am I not surprised? Wendy probably should not have access to a gun. In her article, she wasn’t calling for banning the 2A though she supports all of Obama’s recent moves to limit or violate the 2A rights of others. Wendy has clearly not thought it through very deeply since places such as Japan where guns are banned has a higher suicide rate than America where guns can be acquired.

    I feel sorry for Wendy since she seems like a messed up, depressed, highly sensitive woman that, at times, needs a caretaker much like children do.

  40. avatarIn Memphis says:

    Sounds like someone is crying out for help. Shes obviously depresed if shes so worried about taking her own life. Im pretty sure there are places to help people like that but right now they are full up with five year olds who play with toy guns.

  41. avatarDirk Diggler says:

    WARNING: She is a Bloomberg plant: She has written for Mayor Mumbles in Boston !!

    http://www.huffingtonpost.com/wendy-button/

    “Wendy Button has written for Democratic Senators John
    Edwards, Hillary Rodham Clinton, and John Kerry, and for Boston Mayor Thomas Menino. She received her MFA in writing from Bennington College. .”

  42. avatarTom Collins says:

    I really, really hope she does not operate a motor vehicle or heavy equipment, and that she has not reproduced…

  43. avatarRockThisTown says:

    A fine example of someone who would have been a good, obedient subject of King George III.
    “Give me your weapons!”
    Check.
    “You shall pay me excessive taxes and have no representation!”
    Check.
    “Bow to the King!”
    Check.
    “Now get back to that field & work your fingers to the bone so I can continue to live in the royal manner to which I’ve become accustomed!”
    Check.

  44. avatarrangered says:

    The Liberal Position in a Nut Shell.

    Since I don’t want a gun, you can’t have one either. Since I am willing to give up my rights, You must give up your rights also. Since I am not mentally stable enough to own a gun, You must not be mentally stable either. I want to be able to make decisions for myself and I want to make them for you, too.

  45. avatarJR LORENCZ says:

    Japan has a higher suicide rate than the US. Essentially no guns. Most suicides are committed by leaping off buildings or jumping into traffic. If you really want to get ‘er done, you will.

  46. avatarJames says:

    Nearly all of you missed Ms. Buttons’s point. She recognizes that because of her problems with depression she does not want access to a gun. Kudos that she takes this stand. Now, her willingness, by the hand of government, to deprive the mentally competent from owning any tool or machinery they can safely and thoughtfully use is a sad commentary on her sense of responsibility toward her fellow man.

    Those of you who make the angry, rage-filled suggestion that she go ahead and kill herself should be ashamed. You exhibit an extreme lack of caring and concern for your fellow man. What is just as bad is that in this time of trial for gun owners, you lend credence to the gun grabbers view that gun owners are insane. Comments like this will make it easy for some government paid mental health person to decide you are not competent to own a gun. Please moderate your comments and be more thoughtful in expressing them. This sort of thing does not do our side any good.

    • avatargagblue says:

      She recognizes that because of her problems with depression she does not want access to a gun.
      So who’s forcing her to own or have access to a gun? No one. Nor is anyone stopping her from getting the psychological help she may need, something I certainly favor.

    • avatarbegemot says:

      This.

    • avatarDyspeptic Gunsmith says:

      Perhaps some people are being a bit testy on the topic, but there’s a real reason why.

      If she really does, as she states, want to surrender her right to buy or possess guns, all she has to do is go to a pshink and then a court and have herself adjudicated as mentally incompetent. Here, allow me to quote the question “f” off a form 4473 Part 1, revised April 2012:

      “Have you ever been adjudicated mentally defective (which includes a determination by a court, board, commission or other lawful authority that you are a danger to yourself or to others or are incompetent to manage your own affairs) OR have you ever been committed to a mental institution?”

      Right there, we can see it spelled out how she can surrender her Second Amendment rights. Get herself adjudicated or committed, and she’s done. She doesn’t need to mess with anyone else’s rights. There is already a legal procedure made just for people like her to do what she wants.

      Once again, a gun control activist displayed her ignorance of the actual law.

  47. avatarFrank Williams says:

    Aaaaaand….. the NYT has closed the comments on the article. It looks like they were getting too many that disagreed with her so they did what every liberal organization that hides behind the First Amendment wants do – cut off anyone else’s right to express opposing an viewpoint.

  48. avatarDaniel says:

    “I am too stupid to operate a simple mechanical device. Please take away my guns. While you’re at it, take away my driver’s license, as my ineptitude with even moderately complex machines is considerable. Please also require a licensed chef to prepare my meals as I am likely to burn my house down if I try and use the stove. Finally, since I am so unbelievably stupid, take my pillows away too. I am not smart enough to roll back over in my sleep if I roll my face into my pillow, and will surely suffocate.”

    I’m not bitter, Ms. Button. I’m just trying to protect you. You said it yourself: You don’t know what’s best for you.

  49. avatarjimbthepilot says:

    Seems to me her family should step in and have her involuntarily commited – for her own safety.

  50. avatarJohn says:

    Aren’t people who have are diagnosed with clinical depression ineligible to receive a firearm anyways (at least from an FFL)?

  51. avatarjbarr says:

    THIS is one of the kinds of people who we really need to start cracking down on with regards to mental health issues. Her attitude is, frankly, scary. She’s depressed, and she sounds like she’s going to crack.

    She WANTS her gun rights taken away. So fine, she can choose not to have a gun, and she can choose to have herself listed among those who, because of mental illness, should not own a gun. And she can spend all the time she wants in therapy or in a padded room without anyone ELSE fearing that SHE might pull a trigger.

    As for me, I have the same rights as she does, so I choose to own guns and be responsible about it. We do NOT need the government protecting us from ourselves. We need to ensure that WE are enabled to protect ourselves from the government.

  52. avatarJoshinGA says:

    Why why WHY is it always the liberal, usually anti-gun people that say, “I cant own a gun, I would shoot myself.” Or the ever popular, “I cant own a gun, I would get mad and start shooting people.”

    Last time I checked, no one was forcing you to buy a gun if you are such a danger to yourself and others. That doesnt mean everyone is not fit to own a gun. Just that you may need to seek professional help for your mental health problems.

  53. avatarZak says:

    72 hour hold

    Shall not purchase or possess firearms.

  54. avatarJoe Grine says:

    This is probably the most selfish argument for gun control I have ever heard. “I’m a crazy bitch so you should not have any guns.” The Democrats will stop at nothing, will they?

    I think that she should lose her right to vote, because she is obviously not thinking rationally if she thought that John Edwaerds was Presidential material.

  55. avatarPaul W says:

    Holy crap, I read that piece as sarcasm. Are you saying it wasn’t?

  56. avatarGoldenboy says:

    According to the article, she lives in DC, which means her right to own a firearm has already been taken away.

  57. avatarHiPlanesDrifter says:

    “I have a better chance of surviving if I never have the option of being able to pull the trigger.”
    We’ll be glad to take that option away from you, but what you may think of your chance of surviving is irrelevant to my chance of surviving.

  58. avatarRalph says:

    What’s the issue? Bitch wants to kill herself, let her. Or put her someplace where she can’t. Just keep your f^cking hands off of my guns.

    • avatarOutlaw says:

      Agreed. Let her.

      This idea that we must save everyone from themselves is stupid. If a person wants to kill themselves they should not be stopped by society. Making suicide or attempted suicide an imprisonable offense is totalitarian.

      If the family wants to deal with them? Fine. Just don’t tie up my tax money.

  59. avatarRandy Drescher says:

    She wants government to take away her right to a gun because she hypothetically couldn’t control herself from buying firearms? Way to go honey, few more “converts ” & we got it, Randy

  60. avatarPatrick says:

    Was I the only one who couldn’t determine if the Wendy Button publication was serious or satire?

    • avatarPatrick says:

      I just read the article. She is, in fact, serious.
      The “Please take away my Second Amendment right” bit threw me off. How strange it is.

    • avatarMatt in FL says:

      I certainly wasn’t sure based on the quote posted here, but after reading the full editorial, I came to the conclusion that she was completely, deadly serious.

  61. avatarDrVino says:

    We should ban antidepressants. Women take a less violent exit (like overdoses) than men (thus being less successful), and incur greater health care costs than men by doing so.

  62. avatarTheSleeperHasAwakened says:

    “…our leaders should do more to keep us safe from ourselves”

    The first and last thing anyone hears before the decent into tyranny!

  63. avatarSammy says:

    Is she saying “Repeal the Second Amendment or I’ll kill myself”? She should be institutionalized and place on suicide watch.

  64. avatarGov. William J. Le Petomane says:

    Perhaps a breast enhancement surgery would boost her self esteem.

  65. avatarDisThunder says:

    Irresponsible journalism. Where’s the disclaimer?
    “The opinions expressed are not necessarily those of a grown-up, and should not be taken to represent anything other than the views of one sad woman.”

  66. avatarSilver says:

    Someone literally begging to have her rights taken away.

    It’s just so…embarrassingly pathetic. She can’t even be classified as human. What a loathsome, sorry piece of refuse unfit for to live around decent people.

    • avatarAharon says:

      Yet qualified to write political speeches for presidential candidates. That says just as much about the low-lifers her writing helps manipulate and motivate.

  67. avatarLance says:

    Question are NY women as brainless as the ones in your last two post??? How dumb can you get like this woman!

    • avatarWilliam says:

      Dumb as them? No, that’s impossible.

      Now if you’d said, “nearly as dumb”, or “half as dumb”, we could have a useful discussion.

  68. avatarMarty says:

    If you follow her logic, we would need to ban guns, bathtubs (water), most medications, anything poisonous, rope, garaged cars, plastic bags, buildings over two stories, knives and/or razors, electricity and plastic bags. I am sorry that she struggles with depression. She has let that cloud her thinking and now also struggles with common sense. I feel bad for her, but… really?

  69. avatarConway Redding says:

    So, Wendy Button’s options are clear. Take responsibility for herself and, if she fears she might use a gun to end her life, don’t buy a gun. Or buy one and use it to end her life. Or don’t buy one and hang herself, or jump off a high rise, or overdose on barbiturates, or throw herself in front of a train, whatever. Or seek treatment for her depression. Or not. I, personally, don’t feel I bear any responsibility for keeping her alive or killing her. It’s all up to her.

  70. avatartdiinva says:

    Follow up from my original post:

    Another tip-off that this is a piece of fiction is the almost instantianeous response to the the 911 call. Anybody who has had experience with DC 911 knows that this claim is BS. It was put in there to show people that when seconds count the police are a second away so you don’t need your gun.
    Also the alleged attacker was not deterred buy the loud barking of a 100 dog. Few bad guys are going to chance the dog on the other side being a benign Newffie and not German Shepherd or Pitbull.

    Either she is not telling us the whole story of it’s an outright lie. I am going with the latter.

  71. avatarlp3056 says:

    Since I saw a DEVO post in another thread, allow me to add one for this ditz.

    “Freedom of choice is what you got, Freedom from choice is what you want.”

  72. avatarJean Paul says:

    Women, historically, don’t commit suicide with firearms. Women overdose, or slash their wrists.

    Men overwhelmingly use firearms.

  73. avatarBilly Wardlaw says:

    Wait! who the hell is twisting her arm to exercise her 2ndA right? I’m not, are any of you. So why the hell do I have to give up my rights so this woman doesn’t check herself out of the heard? I’ve read some stupid quotes, but this one takes the damn cake and asks for seconds!

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