Me: What do you want for Christmas this year?
Lioness: Gun control.
Me: Whoa. I mean, the sandy hook shooting really upset me and Boyfriend too. This was us last Friday night when we accidentally started watching coverage of it:
Me: But that’s a little political for this blog, isn’t it?
Lioness: FUCK POLITICS WE NEED GUN CONTROL.
Me: What about second amendment “rights”?
Lioness: I’m not saying NO GUNS FOR ANYONE EVER. Boyfriend has guns, right Gia?
Me: Yes, yes he does.
Lioness: Does he have semi automatic weapons? Or cartridges designed for shooting as many rounds as possible without reloading?
Me: Well, no. I guess it would be good if those things didn’t exist.
Me: But guns don’t kill people, right? People kill people.
Lioness: WRONG, Gia. WRONG WRONG WRONG. Guns do, in fact, kill people. Lots of guns, lots of people. Every day in the US.
Me: I don’t understand.
Lioness: If the shooters in Aurora or Sandy Hook had knives instead of guns—
Me: They still would have hurt people.
Lioness: --don’t interrupt me, bitch. Yes, they would have hurt people. But a lot fewer people would have been killed. You can’t stop a psychopath from being a psychopath, but you can prevent them from doing maximum damage. Besides, why do you need an assault weapon?
Lioness: WRONG AGAIN GIA.
Me: To make you feel manly?
Lioness: Well, maybe. But it’s not worth the price.
Me: But there’s so many assault weapons out there. Even if we banned them tomorrow it wouldn’t prevent crime.
Lioness: Oh, I *love* that logic. And there will always be rape, so it makes no sense to ban rape, right?
Me: Ducky and I firmly disagree with you on that one.
Lioness: It won’t change overnight, but we need to start somewhere. I WANT GUN CONTROL FOR CHRISTMAS.
Me: I see your point.
Lioness: Then goodday to you, ma'am.