Wednesday 19 November 2008

Got a gun, 'fact I got two...

In light of the public outrage following the tragic death of Shane Geoghegan, Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern has indicated his intention to introduce a ban on handguns as part of the fight against gangland crime.

Yep , that oughta do it.

If there is one thing we know about our numerous crime gangs (who murder indiscriminately with apparent impunity) it is that they are meticulous in ensuring their hand guns and automatic weapons are sourced, paid for and registered through the proper legal channels.

Perhaps a blanket ban is a bit much though - all they really need to do is add the following questions to the registration/application form (I presume there is one):

Name: _____________________

Gang: ______________________

Paul Williams Assigned Gangland Nickname: ______________________

Reason for Purchase (delete as appropriate):
.....New gang member
.....Threw last gun in Shannon after murder of innocent ballet dancer
.....To wield 2 guns at once so I look cool like the guy in 'Desperado'.
.....In case I ever meet Pat Kenny/Barry Egan/Gavin Lambe Murphy.

If 'Pat Kenny' option: Do you promise to make his death as slow and painful as possible: ______

Can you say "kneejerk reaction" children?


Chrissy said...

I think you should be Minister for Justice...

zeister said...

It is discouraging to see this plague of impotent politicians spreading across the world. Their favourite pink pill is the handgun ban. It does not effect a cure but yet they can claim to have taken some action. It is about as meaningful as if they had chosen to hang themselves as a solution to gun crime!