Friday, January 11, 2013
He's "gonna start killin' people"
Every screwed up teenage suburban boy who walks into a school with loaded gun is the son of an angry gun owner. The latter enabled the former.
Every enraged murderous man locking himself in a house, shooting his wife & firing out the windows at police is the angry guy in his home with his stash of guns. The latter became the former.
Every madman on a mass murder spree in a public place is the angry guy claiming he needs guns to defend against the madman. The latter is potentially the former.
After every nationally reported gun crime using guns purchased legally, the resultant angry defense of guns further exposes the insanity of gun culture & makes the defenders sound like people who would commit those crimes, even commit seditious acts against the United States.
The NRA is not the extreme "legal" gun culture in America. This is:
The NRA doesn't have the influence to silence men like this. Yes, there is some demonizing involved, tying conservative gun owners to crazies like the one in the video. But keep in mind that this man is quite representative of a large segment of American gun culture, A mild mannered relative of my posts angry defenses of all gun ownership on Facebook every day & expresses seditious sentiments, never in his own words, but through graphics he shares from other FB pages, including spurious quotes from Thomas Jefferson. If he is made to seem a lunatic, that's his problem. All he can do is say, "I am not a lunatic," & proceed to come across like one.
Labels: bully pulpit