Just plain stupid

Brian Golden

Some thoughts for this beautiful Wednesday afternoon (particularly in light of the Aurora theater shootings):

“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” – I absolutely despise this saying, which – properly phrased – should state, “People with guns kill people.”

Now hear me out, I’m all for constitutional rights, without a doubt, but the fact that your average, everyday American can get their hands on an assault rifle of any kind is just plain ridiculous (and not what our forefathers had in mind when they penned the second amendment). Assault rifles are useless for recreational hunting and – let’s be honest – are designed and constructed for one reason and one reason only … killing people.

Enough said. And don’t pull that right to bear arms nonsense on me, go read the second amendment. I have.

“Drunk drivers kill people all the time, should we ban cars, too?” – Another absolutely pointless statement (and obviously not very realistic).

With that said, here’s some famous quotes you may or may not heard … intelligent statements all.

“We are all born ignorant, but one must work hard to remain stupid.” – Benjamin Franklin

“A word to the wise ain’t necessary – it’s the stupid ones that need the advice.” – Bill Cosby

“Life is tough, but it’s tougher when you’re stupid.” – John Wayne

“If there are no stupid questions, then what kind of questions do stupid people ask? Do they get smart just in time to ask questions?”  – Scott Adams

And – of course – our favorite Tom Hanks character, Forrest Gump … “Mama always said, ‘stupid is as stupid does.’”