Rolling Stone is as anti-gun as they come. But how a Jewish writer could pen this polemic is beyond me (a Jewish writer) . . .
I’ve made it clear in the past that I want extreme measures in response to gun violence – such as repealing the Second Amendment to the Constitution – and I strongly urge people who agree with me to that extent, or even to a lesser extent, to do more to voice these opinions.
To me, we as a country must act on this issue immediately. Sensible gun control, even while keeping the Second Amendment, should be easy, but there are too many politicians who refuse to act. To all of them, and to their supporters, we must ask this simple question – “what will it take?”
I’m glad you asked that question, Professor Cohen. It will take a fascist dictatorship to institute the kind of “sensible gun control” you favor.
That’s because there are millions of Americans who understand that the right to keep and bear arms is all that stands between them and the government-controlled “paradise” you envision: a world where the state has a monopoly on the use of force. Millions of Americans who will not surrender their guns, come what may.
How could a law professor be that ignorant? Backing-up one paragraph, I think I can ID the root cause of the Professor’s horrific blind spot: angry contempt for people who don’t share his utopian vision of a gun-free America:
But if the answer to “what will it take?” is that nothing can change their mind, then anti-gun control folks are saying that mass shootings everywhere in the country just don’t matter. That killing scores of school kids every day would not be worth changing anything. That guns slaughtering millions of Americans every year wouldn’t move them.
If the answer to “what will it take?” is nothing, if they really think that outrageously high numbers of people being killed by guns won’t matter, then that person is admitting that human life is absolutely valueless when weighed against possession of a gun. They are saying that people don’t matter, only guns do. Anyone walking down this road should both a) be forced to articulate this position clearly and then b) be shunned from public life entirely.
Professor Cohen sees Americans as two classes of people: amoral (subhuman?) pro-gun Americans prohibited from “public life” and moral anti-gun Americans running things for the public good.
This is exactly the kind of thinking that underpinned the Nazi party, leading to the Final Solution, which exterminated millions of Jews, including my grandparents and their entire community.
The fact that Professor Cohen can’t, make that won’t connect these dots is scarier than the Parkland Florida spree killer. ‘Nuff said?