[Guest post by Emily Litella]
Patterico.com recognizes its obligation to present responsible opposing viewpoints to its editorials when we feel like it. Here to reply to a recent editorial is Ms. Emily Litella.
EMILY LITELLA: After the attacks in Paris, many of my friends have criticized the attacks as an episode of “gun violence.” I agree! France should not have a “right to bear arms.” People wanting to buy guns should have to get “a hunting or shooting sporting license that requires a psychological evaluation and regular renewal.” There should be permits required for “[s]emi-automatic rifles that can hold more than three rounds, as well as rifles and handguns with military-grade calibers.” And [pounds the table] fully automatic weapons should be completely illegal for civilians! If I had anything to do with it, illegally purchasing a gun would lead to a punishment of [Chevy Chase starts to tap Ms. Litella gently on the left shoulder] a “maximum of seven years in prison, plus a fine” — [Chevy Chase continues to tap her shoulder] . . . yes?
CHEVY CHASE: Everything you just said is already the law today in France. They already have strict gun control.
EMILY LITELLA: Oh! I see.
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— Emily Litella