Christian Grantham replies (not in a way that actually addresses the meat of my post, just the emotional plea):
As far as I know, proposed legislation banning pit bulls doesn’t call for killing pets, but I’ll look into that. According to the Tennessean, the proposed ban does call for banning people from owning pit bulls in dense neighborhoods. If a ban on pit bulls in Putnam County succeeds, I don’t see why people couldn’t still own pit bulls on 5 acres beside people who also own horses, chickens and other animals banned from dense neighborhoods.
This is so intellectually dishonest I’m almost embarrassed to have to refute it. "As far as I know, proposed legislation banning pit bulls doesn’t call for killing pets, but I’ll look into that."–Well, kind sir, please tell me, what do you think is going to happen when a ban goes into effect? If someone like me suddenly can’t own a pit bull, because it’s against the law, what do you think is going to happen to that dog?
Of course you don’t see "why people couldn’t still own pit bulls on 5 acres" because you’re that kind of liberal.
Nice, real nice.
Well, here in the old-fashioned end of the progressive pool, most of us can’t afford to just run out and buy land out in the country when the city makes asinine law. But you know, I’ve been around you rich liberals long enough to know that legislating the shit out of the lives of poor people is your favorite hobby right after bitching about how much you do to help us compared to conservatives and yet the blue collar just moves right against our own self-interests, what idiots we are.
So, you still haven’t addressed what dogs will be covered by this ban, because you know as well as I do that "pit bull" is an almost meaningless term. You also haven’t addressed how officers will recognize which dogs qualify for the ban and which do not, because you know that the term is a catch-all that means pretty much any stocky muscular dog that makes you afraid. And now, you’ve revealed yourself to believe that the problem isn’t so much the dogs as it is that poor people own them.
Oh, we poor silly poor people! How lucky we are to have you watching out for our interests because we’re too stupid to do it on our own! Don’t we know that, if only we had some money and owned some property, we too could be allowed to do what we want with ourselves as long as it doesn’t hurt anyone else?
But no, clearly our lack of money reveals us for the moral degenerates we are and proves us to be unable to own dogs, even if those dogs have never caused anybody any problem.
Well, shoot. I’m going home to sit in my own filth and fuck whoever I can get my hands on and smoke some crack because lord knows, if I don’t have a Democrat sitting over my shoulder to make laws telling me what to do, I’ll just wallow in my unwealthy stupidity.