Nuggets of Wisdom

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Same Old Anti-Gun Song And Dance!


Oh look: yet another mass shooting by a lone gunman leaving several civilians dead or injured!

Oh look: yet more mainstream media sensationalism hyping this incident as though it’s a common occurrence, even though statistics show gun crimes and death on the sharp decline!

Oh look: yet more left-wing anti-gun hysteria demanding stricter gun laws and calling for the head of the NRA president!

I don’t know much about this story, but if I had to wager a bet, I would guess that: 1) the gunman had a history of mental health problems and was taking prescription medication for it, and 2) the shooting happened in a city and/or state with strict gun control and in an area that was a “gun-free zone.”

I don’t have to research any of this. I’m certain they are all true. Why? Because they’ve been proven true of every other mass shooting in this country from Columbine to Aurora to Sandy Hooks to this recent shooting. Every single one has had a mentally-insane gunman shoot up a gun-free zone within a gun-unfriendly city or state. Every. Single. One!

And yet every time—every single Celestia damn time!—we end up having the same discussion. We have the same debate. We endure the same talking points. We hear the same overtly-simplistic solution of “ban teh guns” from the left. Every. Single. Darn. Time!

You want proof that more gun laws won’t prevent another one of these shootings? Just recently, a similar mass shooting occurred in Belgium—which has some of the strictest gun control laws in the world. And yet, even when owning a gun has been made neigh impossible, shootings like this still occur. Colored me surprise!

And this is one reason why I’m starting to step away from politics. It’s all the same song and dance. This could have been any other mass shooting, and this blog post would have remained just a relevant. Why? Because it’s the same darn thing every time. Every. Single. Darn. Time!

I don’t know about you, but I’m tired of saying the same thing over and over again and no one listening. It gets old real fast!