Tuesday, 24 April 2012

Somebody Shoot Me Now

Missouri is poised to become the first state to pass legislation which bans discrimination in the workplace against an often forgotten and maligned political minority. No, it’s not sexual orientation or gender identity; it’s not ethnicity or religion. The group they’re providing legal protections for is gun owners. Apparently in Missouri, a state with some of the weakest laws regarding firearm ownership in the country, there is a fear that the people who own these easily obtainable firearms will be fired from their jobs without cause. Yeah, that makes total sense.

This is a state which still hasn’t passed an anti-discrimination law protecting LGBT people. I’m sure part of the rhetoric surrounding the failure of that bill had to do with explaining away homosexuality as a choice. It isn’t actually a choice, but that’s really beside the point. I’ve got news for you, Missouri, owning a gun is most certainly a choice. So if you live in Missouri and you’re worried that you’ll be fired from your job because you own a gun, here’s my advice: don’t own a gun. And if you’re having trouble making the choice not to own a gun, we can send you to some nice re-orientation therapy where we’ll shock the desire to own a gun right out of you.

Incidentally, I would really appreciate it if no one actually shot me. Thanks. 

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