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Albuquerque: America’s Bloody Crossroads

Far out: New Mexico’s gun-splashed city is so unstaunched at this point that the governor has declared a health emergency! As in like you can’t leave your house, man, without some chance of being pulped; and that goes for your kids, too — so parents are increasingly reluctant to send their kids to school.

A pretty dire outcome for America’s dumbest state, and recent winner of Worst State Overall in which to live.

Suicidewise as well NM vies with The Headblaster Three (Montana, Wyoming, Alaska) for Berettas to the brain. It’s right up there (this is from 2020), almost always securely in the top five.


So for 30 days the cowboys can’t carry their guns in public, says the governor, and ‘course they’re all pissing their high-waisted Y-fronts at the news. ‘Course the governor’s a fucking dictator and when Trump comes back he’s putting her in front of a firing squad.

Margaret Soltan, September 9, 2023 9:11AM
Posted in: guns

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9 Responses to “Albuquerque: America’s Bloody Crossroads”

  1. Dmitry Says:

    “…when Trump comes back he’s putting her in front of a firing squad.”

    Strangely enough, I can see both happening.

  2. Margaret Soltan Says:

    So can I.

  3. Stephen Karlson Says:

    Meanwhile, in real life, the county sheriff and the state attorney general have told the governor to pound sand!

  4. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: Yes. They and a lot of other people.

    My take on this is maybe a bit different: For at least 30 days, as people in and out of the state become hysterical, a new and special form of attention will be paid to guns. This is all to the good.

  5. Stephen Karlson Says:

    UD: These days the news cycle puts me in mind of the Grinch at Christmas, all the noise, NOISE, NOISE. We’ll see what’s top of id come mid-October.

    Add a judge enjoining the governor’s ukases to the list of official objectors.

    As far as the new and special form of attention, does that include soccer moms carrying the family hunting rifles in suburban neighborhoods as a form of protest? It’s not yet Chilean homemakers banging their pots like 50 years ago, it could mean more people driven to the populist right by more High Modern Authoritarianism gone bad.

  6. Margaret Soltan Says:

    Stephen: My thing is: The more nonsense and hysteria the better. Soccer moms with hunting rifles nothing. I’m hoping for much more absurd theater of the absurd in the next few weeks. It’s time Americans got a sense of what our gun madness looks like to the rest of the world. It’s time for the makers of The Book of Mormon musical to produce a brilliant vicious hilarious satire about Americans and guns. Something about the varsity runners at Chapel Hill and their form of daily practice. Etc. I want things to tip over into madness. Reality therapy time. It might not be too late.

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