“You take guns away from our civilians, police officers won’t need to have guns,” rapper 21 Savage opines. I don’t have to tell TTAG’s Armed Intelligentsia that Mr. Joseph’s “answer” to officer-involved shootings is about as well thought-out as Mr. Obama’s answer to rising health care costs.
Despite Mr. Joesph’s personal experience with firearms — the Atlanta native claims he was kicked out of sixth grade for gun possession — he’s hardly alone in his inability to think rationally about policing or “gun violence.” I spend a good part of my day fisking the inane, ill-informed anti-gun animus generated by college-educated writers in the mainstream media.
These are, perhaps, the two extremes: uneducated Americans incapable of rational analysis and over-educated Americans who ignore reality to suit their agenda. What about the middle? How dumb are average Americans when it comes to gun rights? Do they know why our Founding Fathers created the Second Amendment? Do they know what the Constitution is? I reckon the degradation and destruction of gun rights in urban centers can be directly linked to the consistent failures of union/government-controlled public education systems. Am I wrong?