Poor Taste

Friday, April 11, 2008 0:05 | Filed in Politics

I know this is in poor taste, but now that Charlton Heston’s dead, do you not think someone should take that gun out of his cold, dead hands now and maybe discuss the idea of US gun control again?

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7 Comments to Poor Taste

  1. JackP says:

    April 11th, 2008 at 7:54 am

    On reading this again, I think it’s in even poorer taste than I first thought. Apologies…

  2. Jared says:

    April 11th, 2008 at 9:57 pm

    I’m not sure which has poorer taste – the comment about Heston or the suggestion that gun control isn’t being discussed in the US.

    I’m curious, what do you think should be discussed here? An near as I can tell, gun control has been a huge success there in the U.K.

  3. Jared says:

    April 11th, 2008 at 9:58 pm

    Oh, if it wasn’t clear, my last sentence was pure sarcasm.

  4. JackP says:

    April 12th, 2008 at 11:36 am

    Er… well, I think there is considerably less gun crime per head of population in the UK and the US, which would suggest that gun control is better in the UK, but the poor taste comment was because it was making a flippant remark about someone who has died, and then expanding that into a political statement purely based on Heston’s famous remark.

    Which was therefore in very poor taste, hence the apology.

    And as I’m not a US citizen or resident, I don’t really have any right to suggest how US citizens should choose to have their laws set up; unless of course the US is interfering in the running of other countries. Which of course it is, but as a UK citizen I can’t take the moral high ground over that, cos we are too. So it was an apology for that part of the remark too.

    Since you ask ;-)

  5. Mike Cherim says:

    April 12th, 2008 at 2:54 pm

    Careful. Last guy who discuss gun control in the West got shot ;)

  6. Seb Crump says:

    April 12th, 2008 at 4:19 pm

    Poor taste? maybe, but that doesn’t mean there isn’t a sentinel of truth in it. I must confess to thinking something along the same lines when I heard the news.

    I also think the moral high ground is obligatory, if you disagree with our country’s meddlings – otherwise you are complicit, surely.

  7. Jayvee says:

    December 10th, 2012 at 9:31 pm

    My hat is off to your astute comnamd over this topic-bravo!

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