I normally like to tell jokes. Find the funny side of things. But, it’s nearly impossible for comedy to exist after such a horible masacre like Sandy Hook Elementary.
But it what follows wasn’t real, it would be laughable:
Today, the vice-president of the NRA said, “The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun.”
He said this to defend more guns in schools, not less. He is a sad little man.
Look, I grew up in the country on a farm and have shot a fair amount of guns, and killed a fair amount of animals, both with a gun and by sending to slaughter. In seventh grade in my middle school we had, as part of our environmental studies class, mandatory shotgun shell reloading.
And though I am sans gun now – and likely will be forever — I may enjoy an occasional skeet shooting experience.
Guns are freakin’ powerful. Even the small guns, like a .22 – the kind the shot Reagan and killed John Lennon.
And whereas I don’t agree with the slogan, “guns don’t kill people; people kill people.” I see it more true as, “Guns kill people and a whole lot of other living things, too.” That’s what guns are for. I mean, beside sport at at shooting range. And even that is often just to become a better shot to then go and kill something with more accuracy.
Then NRA has strayed. The NRA is now wrong on so many levels. Which is sad for me, because the NRA is an institution that I would respect if it did what it seemed it was promoting – keeping gun ownership safe and legal. I have no problem with keeping gun ownership safe and legal. But, the NRA, over the decades has gotten increasingly out of touch with reality — anyway, the V.P. of NRA said today:
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,”
Which is just wrong. I mean, even mathematically it is wrong on 5 points. And one could extrapolate that it is wrong on 27 points. Which makes Wayne LaPierre, not only drastically wrong, but criminally dangerous.
Wow, how wrong can one man be.
You can easily form your own opinion about anything, but please know this, guns kill people. Guns make it easy to kill people.
No matter who is the judge and jury, the moral cop, the right-and-wrong-monitor, guns make it possible for people to kill lots and lots of people.