Let’s treat men buying guns like women who get abortions

This is a wonderful meme going around, author unknown, about what it would be like for men buying guns if we treated guns like abortion:

What’s particularly brilliant about this is both guns and abortion are constitutional rights. So if you can limit abortion to this degree, why not limit guns to the same?

“How about we treat every young man who wants to buy a gun like every woman who wants to get an abortion — mandatory 48-hour waiting period, parental permission, a note from his doctor proving he understand what he’s about to do, a video he has to watch about the effects of gun violence, and an ultrasound wand up the ass (just because). Let’s close down all but one gun shop in every state and make him travel hundreds of miles, take time off work, and stay overnight in a strange town to get a gun. Make him walk through a gauntlet of people holding photos of loved ones who were shot to death, people who call him a murderer and beg him not to buy a gun.”


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14 Responses to “Let’s treat men buying guns like women who get abortions”

  1. 2Sour4This says:

    Don’t forget the vag, uh, ultrasound prostate probes.

  2. Orlando strong says:

    What about women who are buying guns? Or women who want abortions who also want to buy guns? This is false equivalency at its finest.

  3. Demosthenes says:

    And only one gun store per state with a 72 hour wait period.

  4. Demosthenes says:

    Brilliant proposal. Let’s start with Texas.

  5. Hue-Man says:

    Another abortion limit = guns cannot be purchased after 2:00 PM.

  6. woodroad34 says:

    By Gum! That’s an excellent idea. If they’re so hot on “killing” fetuses, they should be held accountable for killing everyone else.

  7. FelineMama says:

    COUNT ME IN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. HKAnders says:


  9. gratuitous says:

    Oh, and gun shop owners have to have admitting privileges at the nearest hospital.

  10. Rational says:

    Oh and add in the same feature as legal marijuana dealers/ growers have
    Do not allow access to banking system or credit cards.
    Cash only sales.
    Must keep cash on hand.
    Must pay for everything with cash.
    Restrict locations of dealers to outside 1000 yards from schools, hospitals and bars.
    Must meet very strict building code standards to absolutely guarantee no possibility of break in or robberies.
    Also building code must meet standards that in case of fire or other disasters any explosions or discharge would be totally limited to within the building No risk of collateral damage at all, be it from projectile, falling masonry or shock wave.

  11. S1AMER says:

    See, we would have a better country if we had more women in charge!

  12. Baal says:

    A novel and fantastic idea. Beautiful actually.

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