Monday, April 21, 2014
Some Tough Words
I have this philosophy that if you say, "I oppose X, but I oppose the path to stopping X", you really don't oppose X. For example, if you oppose car deaths, but oppose safety measures that stop those deaths, you don't want lives to be saved. I could mention a few other examples, but I'd be here forever. The one example that I'd like to highlight is the issue of gun control. Now gun control has been proven to work when it's enforced the right way, so it can save lives when enacted. There is this cult mentality around guns that borders on insanity and it needs to be stopped. These people will do anything to stand in the way of common sense gun control and that will cost lives. To make things worse, they will mock, insult, and try to take down good people who want to try to stop gun deaths. These same people will then say they oppose gun deaths and massacres like the Columbine or Sandy Hook shootings. Two words: crocodile tears. Look, if you are a gun nut and support people being irresponsible with guns, please admit it. Stop pretending to care about the victims and getting in the way of good people cleaning up the mess. Or just compound the problem more.