If I owned a retail establishment (a ‘store’, for any Republicans who might be reading), I would be well within my rights to impose and enforce a ban on guns in my business. I would have a sign on all entrances stating my ‘no gun’ policy and anyone caught bringing a gun into my place would be given a lifetime ban. No exceptions. Why? Because guns kill, because guns are dangerous even in the most well-trained hands. Because I don’t want to have to hire a crew to clean the blood stains off of my walls.
Murder, by the way, is against the law here in the U.S. So, if you brought a gun into my establishment, lost your temper with, say somebody who accidentally jostled you, and you shot them … you would go to prison.
Now, the gun rights’ activists will tell me that I’m infringing on their 2nd Amendment rights, but frankly I don’t give a damn and that isn’t how I see it.
So now we have another lethal weapon in the public arsenal, this one less obvious at a glance than a bulky gun: COVID. Covid is a lethal killer … to date, 4.5 million people worldwide have died of this disease since its inception and there is no sign that it is slowing down in too many places, most notably parts of the U.S. So, again, I would be well within my rights to refuse entry to my place of business to anyone not vaccinated and not wearing a mask – the only two tools in our toolbox to fight this killer.
If you wish to visit my store, you will show valid proof of vaccination AND you will wear a mask. Frankly, I don’t give a rat’s ass what Governor DeSantis or Governor Abbott have to say about it … I will ban those who cannot follow the rules of public safety.
Today, the vaccine has been widely available and free for a number of months, and this week received full FDA approval, so there is NO remaining excuse for anybody to continue to shun the vaccine. But if you do, be advised that you, too, will be shunned by good people of conscience.
It seems to me that, Covid being every bit as lethal, though not as obvious, as a gun, then it should be restricted in the same way … that … oh wait, we don’t restrict guns, either do we? But seriously, folks … the person who refuses to be vaccinated, who refuses to wear a mask in public, is every bit as much a murderer in my book as the person who pulls a gun in a crowded movie theater. Consider the Sturgis Motorcycle Rally earlier this month. According to NBC News …
Two weeks after the annual motorcycle rally in Sturgis, South Dakota, reported Covid infections in the state have risen nearly sixfold.
South Dakota counted 3,819 new cases in the past two weeks, including seven deaths, up from 644 cases in the 14 days preceding it. That makes it the state with the largest percent increase in Covid cases in the past two weeks.
Packed in like sardines and in all the pictures I’ve seen, I did not see a single masked face.
Y’know, my friends, if a person wants to commit suicide, that is his or her business and contrary to what I thought, it is not against the law. But it does seem that there are more reliable and less traumatic ways to do it than to catch Covid intentionally. But when we start talking about other people’s lives, then … WHOA! Put the brakes on, stop sipping that Jack Daniels, stop being stubborn just for the sake of showing the world what an asshole you are, and think for a minute. Murder, as it happens, IS illegal. If you intentionally place your unvaccinated, unmasked self into a group of people, you are potentially committing murder. You may be murdering a two-year-old child or an elderly woman like myself. You may be murdering a schoolteacher or a nurse. It’s a game of Russian roulette and I’M TIRED OF IT!
Tell me again, Scott Lawlor, how your right to shun the vaccine overrides my right to life! Tell us all, you stupid bitches holding up signs reading “My body, my choice”, what you would do if your own child caught Covid and died as a result of your “choice”.
It seems to me that there should be a nation-wide mandate for both the vaccine and masks. Anybody caught not obeying … there is plenty of jail space. We could whip Covid in this country in a matter of weeks if EVERYONE did their part … a really simple part, actually. But no, there are 30% – 40% of the people in this nation who aren’t particularly smart, aren’t at all compassionate, but rather are greedy, selfish bastards. And governors who would rather see a reduction in the population of their state than make an unpopular decision. Wow, real tough guys, eh?
Have a safe and happy weekend, my friends, and stay away from covidiots.