December 22, 2012
There is a national conversation going on, and it’s primarily emotional vomiting and bleeding all over the place. Most of the conversation is not the result of critical thinking, of awareness of history, or of the understanding of consequences of choices made. Some years ago Congress foisted one of its many logic-defying travesties upon the populace, which is called the Federal Gun Free School Zones act. When things like this are passed, it makes me wonder if there is anyone in those hallowed halls who actually thinks. They in essence hung a sign out front of every public school that says “Welcome to Your Local Hunting Preserve for Innocent Human Beings”.
The “hunting preserve” language is embedded in this richly presented, fact- and history-based blog by Larry Correia. Honestly, I was unaware of him until today. I think he needs to visit the White House, the Senate, the House of Representatives, then go on a national education tour. We need to reinvigorate Common Sense before it completely expires. This blog article answers every single argument for “Gun Control” of which I am aware. Whenever you hear politicians say “It’s for the children”, red warning lights should be going off on your dashboard.
Please take the time to read and digest this wonderful article: “An Opinion on Gun Control”. This is one of the few persons I have discovered in the conversation who has the robust credentials and knowledge to say things on the subject that are connected with reality. He also has the basic understanding of human nature that so many elected officials seem to completely lack.
I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).
Today’s blog post is going to be aimed at the first group…
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