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Obama wants more gun control


Sure, he says he wants more gun control because of a mass murder in Oregon, but really, he just wants to confiscate your guns:

PattericoObama did not explain how any particular law would have prevented the shooting yesterday, since basic facts were not known when he spoke — such as whether the gun had been obtained legally, or whether it had been a so-called “assault weapon.” No matter. His was a simplistic argument for a simple-minded audience: it was a shooting, so we need more gun laws. The details of whether any new laws would have actually mattered were irrelevant details, as they always are.

I'm not going to list all the reasons gun control is a bad idea yet again. I'll point you to 5 reasons that guns are better than helpless victimhood instead.

I think the single most effective thing we can do to prevent these mass murders is to teach everyone -- everyone that violence in self defense is both a legal right and a moral obligation. Even if you are unarmed, cowering helplessly before one man with one handgun will get you and a lot of other people killed. The dead and wounded in this incident totaled 16 people, deliberately not counting the attacker. Reports are the murderer asked victims whether or not they were Christian, and shot those who said yes in the head, those who said no or refused to answer in the leg.

Had every single one of those people looked their personal incarnation of death in the eye and "Not today!", instead of cowering in terror, answering a religious quiz, and waiting to die, more of them might have lived. No matter how many guns you have, a single person is going to have a hard time shooting 16 people who are actively fighting back.

I don't say that as criticism of the people caught up in this event, mind you; it sounds like at least one of them did what he could, and deserves to be called a hero and a legally-armed citizen on campus who was prevented from helping. I say it as a criticism of a culture of victimization and helplessness.

Dylan Thomas
Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on the sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

This entry was published Sat Nov 14 09:03:59 CST 2015 by TriggerFinger and last updated 2015-11-14 09:03:59.0. [Tweet]

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