An anti-gun zealot argued with me on Twitter yesterday. This was his argument. (Lack of intelligent capitalization in original)
i have a question. if someone needs to pass an exam and other tests in order to get a gun, how could they possibly get around that?
On a related note, the governor of California just signed a law making it illegal for teachers to shoot back at school shooters. So, it’s OK to protect banks and politicians with guns, but not children. I guess politicians and banks are more important.
Also, here’s a feminist who says that “The patriarchal race to colonize Mars is just another example of male entitlement”
Rather, the impulse to colonize to colonize lands, to colonize peoples, and, now that we may soon be technologically capable of doing so, colonizing space has its origins in gendered power structures. Entitlement to power, control, domination and ownership. The presumed right to use and abuse something and then walk away to conquer and colonize something new.
And in the Progressive Utopia of San Francisco – where there is a massive shortage of housing because the supply of idiots wanting to live in a literal sh-thole outstrips the available number of dwelling units – a guy spent four years and over a million dollars trying to convince the progressive elites to let him turn his own building into a 75-unit apartment complex.
The real opposition came from some of the neighbors. A community meeting in January 2016 served as something of a flashpoint.
At the meeting, one woman fretted that the tall building would violate the privacy of a nearby public school. Another argued that the project needed to be 100 percent affordable housing. Two representatives from local Latino Cultural District Calle 24 said that even a 100 percent affordable housing project was out of the question, given the proposed height of the development.
When Tillman said he saw his project as necessary so people like his daughter could afford to come back and live in the city, one particularly motivated activist said she wished his daughter was killed in a terrorist attack.
And the community activists have allied themselves with the bureaucrats, or vice versa.
The Planning Department also said that new information had been presented suggesting that Tillman’s property might be a “historic resource.” You see, the building once housed a local employment agency, back in the 1970s. Also, it once featured a mural depicting the life of Latina women. (The mural no longer exists.)
Indeed, the lots Tillman owns were deemed ineligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places and on any state or local equivalents, according to the 2011 South Mission Historic Resource Survey conducted by the Planning Department.
Nevertheless, on February 13 the San Francisco Board of Supervisors voted unanimously to require a historic evaluation to be done at Tillman’s expense. They will revisit the issue, they say, in another four months.