No other debate causes me to cower as much as the one over gun control; there is no other debate in this country that is as acutely illogical as this one. Gun manufacturers in the name of the NRA have co-opted the discussion and turned it into one so expressively loaded, pardon the pun, it’s impossible to have a coherent dialogue.
Rational people know that military-style weapons aren’t used for hunting anything but human beings. It used to be accepted wisdom that we don’t hunt our fellow humans. That doesn’t really hold true now.
As lawmakers were taking testimony in Connecticut yesterday, the gun manufacturers were ready to fight for their right to bear arms. We witnessed that there is no low too low for this ilk, and no position too absurd. Until these “gun enthusiasts” have had the pleasure of gathering the body of a loved one from a public crime scene where some idiot exercising his rights decided to exercise them on the heads of the innocent, they can shut up about their fantasies of revolution and sit the hell down.
Screw all of them for belittling that father’s grief and loss so they can hold onto their precious guns. No one will lose their damned handguns and rifles. What about my rights? At the very least, I have the right to take my kids to a movie theater or shopping in the mall without worrying that they’re going to find ourselves on the business end of an AR-15.
For more information see the article to which I’m referring in the Huffington Post.