Peshawar School Attack: First Pictures Show Inside After Mass Murder the Huffington Post proclaims. The gallery of images show a shot-up school. No bodies. Not one of the more than 100 children slaughtered by Taliban terrorists. I understand the argument against showing the bloody result of civilian disarmament – especially when we’re talking about the slaughter at Sandy Hook Elementary school. But I also believe that our gun rights depend on an informed citizenry. How can you discuss gun control . . .
without looking in the face of evil?
Readers of borderlandbeat.com used to encounter graphic images of the atrocities committed by cartels and their government allies. Young men with their faces removed by gunfire. Bodies of people tortured, shot and hung from highway overpasses. Mass graves. All manner of evil acts.
Not anymore. I reckon the change makes it easier to ignore the carnage. Victims become words on a page. Statistics. Not people. bestgore.com is now the only website I know of that regularly shows the aftermath of firearms-related violence. [Note: they also have pornographic material.] Their murder category features the results of both individual attacks and military actions. It’s pretty heavy stuff.
Too heavy for the antis and the mainstream media. They wave the bloody shirt – but it’s a sanitized shirt. They propagate pictures of victims of firearms-related homicide as they were before the attack. Baby pictures. Pictures of victims enjoying life before they were killed. They never show the gruesome results of “gun violence.” It’s ignored, edited out or pixilated.
But it’s something we, America’s armed intelligentsia, should see. We need to see exactly what happens to a disarmed person or populace, so we can keep ourselves motivated to defend and extend our natural, civil and Constitutionally protected right to keep and bear arms. I will not let this happen to me, my loved ones or my community.
If I had a link to pictures of the dead children in Pakistan I’d want to post them, after the jump, with a warning. Am I wrong?