“Another day, another guns-in-schools incident. Or so it seems.” And there you have it: the anti-gunner’s perspective on firearms. Facts don’t matter. It’s all about “optics.” More specifically, personal perspective. How they feel about guns. In this case, the writer spreading the civilian disarmament love for Opposing Views is no less than Jonathan Vankin, Brandeis grad, conspiracy theorist and comic book writer [above]. “The deadly combination of firearms and educational institutions isn’t going away anytime soon and with the federal government paralyzed on gun control and states doing no better, one school district figures it’s better to turn itself into a miniature police state.” The sarcasm is dripping. But the irony is tripping . . .
So the gun control laws that create a police state—as opposed to “allowing” Americans to defend themselves and their children by exercising their natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms—are OK. But the actual police state . . .
Can a writer be so blind to the way of the world that he thinks gun control is the way to stop “the deadly combination of firearms and educational institutions”?
Does Vankin really believe that gun control would have stopped Adam Lanza from slaughtering 20 children in Newtown, Connecticut, given the fact that Lanza shot his mother in the head to take control of her legally purchased and owned firearms? Or prevent another spree killer? Or stop kids from doing stupid things with guns?
The rest of his blog details the spate of gun-related incidents in Georgia schools without comment. Why bother? For Vankin and his ilk this is boilerplate stuff, not worthy of even cursory analysis. Except for the condescending derision that passes for analysis amongst America’s left-leaning chattering classes.