The irony of gun control and the stock market is that they are both divorced from reality. At one time our professors taught us that the stock market was a leading indicator for the economy. I doubt Mike O’Rourke is alone in his sentiment that “ The Market Has Dropped Any Pretense Of Being Connected To Economic Reality”. The stock market is not relevant to the average man and woman and its tenuous relationship to the economy is severed. Now we have Senator Manchin saying he is going to bring up failed gun control legislation that adds additional regulations on honest people and does very little to restrict access to guns by criminals or the mentally insane. This bill failed because the average man and woman were not fooled with the political rhetoric and the shelf life for this dumb law has passed. Somebody should tell Senator Manchin that it is a sign of insanity to keep doing the same thing and expect different results. Stupid is as stupid does. Eventually common sense wins, our stock market starts responding to real economic gains and failures, and our legislators start spending their time focused on how to make the average person’s life easier and better. Someday the decisions we make will matter.
“Alice came to a fork in the road. ‘Which road do I take?’ she asked.
‘Where do you want to go?’ responded the Cheshire Cat.
‘I don’t know,’ Alice answered.
‘Then,’ said the Cat, ‘it doesn’t matter.”
”• Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland