A money quote from Brady Campaing Board Member and Joyce foundation worker Joan Peterson
It’s just natural to want to shoot someone when you don’t agree with them or have a beef or you’re drunk and can’t quite think straight. It’s just natural to allow 30,000 victims of gun violence to occur every year in the U.S. We should just accept the natural order of things then.
If only owning a gun was as illegal as shooting somebody because you’re angry or impaired, then we wouldn’t have so many deaths in this country.
I love how the Pro-Ignorance Anti-Freedom people have this weird Schrodinger’s Cat relationship with the law. The law is simultaneously all-powerful and unrepeatable (if we ban private sales and “Assault Weapons” bad people simply won’t be able to get them because its illegal) and worthless (Obviously if people have access to guns they’ll rape and pillage and plunder without reservation, or fear of the law…)
Much like the “Guns in Bars” argument. If the restriction is lifted then people will pile into bars with lawfully carried guns and get illegally intoxicated with little fear of the law….but if the restrictions are upheld, nobody will dare enter a bar or restaurant with a gun lest they be paralyzed with fear about breaking the law.
These are not rational or honest people, and you can’t compromise or rationalize with them because they simply don’t operate on the same mental level as functional people.
We simply must crush them and their bigoted movement, and leave them in the same place in history of other bigots like segregationists, and the temperance movement.