Blogging in the aftermath of the Mandalay Bay spree killing is an endless game of whack-a-mole. Or, if you prefer, whack-whacko. Specifically . . .
gun control advocates waving the bloody shirt for gun control laws that would have done absolutely nothing to to prevent Stephen Paddock from opening fire on thousands of concertgoers.
Of course, the antis’ “arguments” are .nothing new. It’s time do something! Ban “assault rifles” (again)! Outlaw “high capacity” magazines! Universal background checks!
Never mind that none of these “solutions” have been effective in those states happy to trample on the United States Constitution.
I digress. Here it is: the dumbest post-Mandalay Bay shooting pro-gun control article, simply titled Guns Kill People, via our friends at huffingtonpost.com. Here’s the warm-up:
“Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” has been the credo of NRA, gun lobby and most Republicans since the 1980s when gun manufacturers came up with automatic pistols, so that guns could kill more people.
But Las Vegas shooter Stephan Paddock had no discernible mental illness, criminal record — or anger problems, according to his brothers. The NRA will try in vain to find a reason this inhuman act was committed when there is no reason, other than the fact that military-style weapons are legal in most of America and easily obtainable.
Yup, HuffPo editorialist Harlan Green thinks the Las Vegas killer only shot and killed 59 people because AR-style rifles are legal in most of America. Pretty dumb right? Well here’s the dumbest thing ever . . .
Only guns can kill that many people — including women and children.
Need I refute that inanity? I’m sure TTAG readers can cite plenty of examples of mass murder that didn’t involve firearms, including the 2016 terrorist truck attack in France that killed 86 people. Not to mention most of human history.
Suffice it to say, gun control advocates are obsessed by guns. An obsession that’s delusional, misplaced and dangerous to our Constitutional democracy. In other words, dumb.