Tuesday, February 28, 2012

Hoplophobes are dangerous and they need to be outlawed immediately.*

Even when I don't read the news, I know right away when there's been another mass shooting. The blood-dancers come out to play. But this one's GunControl-fu is not strong.
Think about it. What is the purpose of a gun? Gun proponents will say the bad guys already have them anyway, so we all need to have access to protect ourselves and prevent more crime. Really? Tell me how many of the other students in that classroom today had a gun to protect themselves.
And in the third short paragraph, she makes our argument for us. The answer is "none," lady. Hence the problem. And the government-paid teachers, who are there in lieu of adults? Oh, they were a BIIIIG help...
Since there was no lock, the people in the teachers lounge moved a piano in front of the door do try and keep the shooter out. “It was pretty scary. I’m still a little shaken up.”
Yeah, I'm sure glad none of those people were armed. Somebody could have been hurt!

But it gets better.
Ah, let's not forget the Second Amendment! You do realize the right to bear arms was originally written so the common man could defend himself against the government's attempts to seize his house, right?
Yes. Yes, we do.
Well guess what? Now the government has nukes, automatic weapons and sniper rifles. If it just came down to a battle of arms between you and the government, you are not going to win that one. It would be like playing road chicken with a tank. You lose, Gun Jockey!
You say this like it's a good thing. But tell me: Do you really expect the government to deploy nukes when it wants to take your house? Because even I have more faith in our would-be masters than that.
Another argument for guns is the sport. "Oh, we don't want to kill people, we want to shoot at animals and maybe tin cans on a fence". --- You want to keep tiny, discreet killing machines readily available to the public so you can practice your aim. Use a water gun! Use a pop gun! Take up jogging! Your weekend fun doesn't justify parents losing their children to psychotic gunmen when we send them off to school.
You're aware, I presume, that psychotics will always be with us, even if you pushed your magic button and all the guns "available to the public" disappeared? All you're doing is trying to ensure that the biggest, strongest psychotics are in charge.

See, here's the deal. The latest meme of the anti-gun crowd is that we "live in fear," and so we cling to our phallic "killing machines" in an insane attempt to make ourselves feel better. I think it was L. Neil Smith who rhetorically asked, "Who's crazier? The person who thinks a gun is a penis, or the person who wants to take everybody else's penis away?"

The lady who wrote this drivel apparently lives in Chicago, so I'm certainly not going to suggest that I live in a more dangerous environment than she does. In terms of predation, I don't. But there are predators here, albeit four-legged ones, and some of them are bigger and stronger than I am. Yet I don't fear them.

She probably doesn't want to know why.

H/T to Mike at Sipsey Street, who has a slightly different answer.
*Naw, not really. I think they're cute. And useful! Seriously! If you and a hoplophobe are being chased by a bear, all you need to do is kneecap the hoplophobe and make your escape!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...


You know, I *never* (well hardly ever) see anybody talking about the REAL problem:

Forcing all those kids to sit inside a government school day in and day out. Learning all that useful fake history, and how to be docile good little slaves.

Never talk about the barnyard mentality that ALWAYS happens anytime you pen people up against their will.

And without exception. WITHOUT EXCEPTION...somewhere there is a one line mention of the kid being bullied.

Make the kid fit. Force him to read stupid things and do stupid things. Things that ANYONE with a room temp IQ can see are useless. If the kid doesn't fit, drug him. But make sure to expose him (or her) to video games and TV that show violence without consequence.

Its a wonder that it doesn't happen more.

Naaahhhh. Its gotta be the guns.