Monday, January 14, 2013
Imma go get me some government subsidized bullets!
Huh. Who'da thunk it? Bullets are easier to get than birth control.
I know most of my readers are men and middle-class and straight, so this might take a bit of explaining. (And I don't mean to dis you by saying that; it's just something I imagine is rather far from your realm of experience.)
Right now, I can get up and go get in the Durango (well, I could if Erik didn't have it at work) and drive to any gay bar in the city and grab a handful of condoms. For free. I could go into Planned Parenthood and do the same thing. I could probably get them somewhere on campus at SAC or UTSA.
I can go to one of the MetroHealth clinics, and because I'm below the poverty line, I could get condoms, birth control pills, Depo Provera, or even an intrauterine device free. I could get a well-woman visit, including breast exam and pap smear, free from the same place. I could probably get an abortion without paying for it too. (I dunno; I've never met anyone who's done that.)
Now, if I want bullets, I can get in the truck and go to Wal-Mart. Where, going off the last time I bought ammo, I will have to go to the automotive center and ask them to call someone over to sporting goods and wait for someone with a key to show up and unlock the cabinet they keep their ammo in, and then show my ID to prove I'm over 18. (I don't have a clue, to be honest, whether this is standard or just one of those weird Wal-Mart things like them checking age for R-rated movies, or even if they still check age anymore.)
What I can't do is take my pick of different ways to get ammo for free, funded by the government.
Huh. It's almost as though Shannyn Moore is full of shit.