Common sense doesn’t equal rational analysis. So when gun control advocates call for “common sense gun control” after a firearms-related spree killing they’re channeling their inner Wizard of Oz . . .
Background checks didn’t work? The FBI failed to act on a specific, credible threat? An unarmed teacher and designated security guard confronted the killer and paid with his life, when he could have been armed and stopped the slaughter?
Pay no attention to that man behind that curtain!
The wizard scaring the beJesus out of Dorothy and her motley crew turned out to be a blowhard and, critically, a kindly old man. The Oz behind the curtain in the real world is anything but.
I don’t believe in the Devil. But if I did, I’d say that’s the Wizard we’re talking about, and gun control advocates are doing His work.
Pay no attention to solutions that might actually stop a spree killer, or anyone else who uses a firearm to commit a crime. Arm teachers? Lock up convicted gang bangers for life? Remove dangerously crazy people from society? Launch a massive anti-suicide campaign?
Ban “assault weapons,” ammunition magazines that hold more than 10 rounds and bump fire stocks! Make it hard to impossible for law abiding citizens to keep and bear arms. Take away their guns if a spurned wife or lover says they’re dangerous. (The gun owner I mean.)
Guns are bad! Guns are the problem! Anyone who wants a gun is a problem!
The idea that greater gun control would reduce or eliminate “gun violence” is a myth spread by people who should know better or, worse, do. In a country with 300 million plus guns, in a world where cruel, crazy and evil people exist, civilian disarmament as a public safety strategy is preposterous. Why don’t the antis get that?