Ah, me, once again the Prohibitionists want to take away the property of the innocent as if that will somehow impact the guilty. Once again, a respected citizen, a municipal employee, snaps and commits mass murder with ordinary handguns he legally purchased, passing background checks. Reference is made by reporters to one of the .45 caliber pistols he used having a sound suppressor. If that’s true, and he got it legally, the Federal Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives checked him out over a period of months and found him clean. So much for the proposed mandatory background checks which, as most of them are written, would prevent you from selling or lending a gun to a friend, neighbor, or relative.
And once again, we hear the cry, “They’re good guys with guns, until they aren’t,” with the implicit or even explicit meaning that none of us can be trusted.
My answer to that is this: Mr. or Ms. Gun Prohibitionist, if you’re saying that all the rest of us are potentially dangerously unstable, but you’re not and somehow have the moral and ethical standing to disarm the rest of us, you have just confessed to narcissistic elitism. Aren’t you the very ones who, in another context, tell America we should not listen to narcissistic elitists?
And if you include yourself in your belief that all of us could snap at any moment and commit mass murder, why should any of us be guided by a self-confessed potential monster? Because, you see, the rest of us aren’t like that, or America’s streets would look like the set of “The Walking Dead” TV show.
The never-ending debate continues. Permit me to share some debate points I’ve found effective in the past. You can find them here
Bear in mind that they were written in 2016, when Barack Obama was still President.
Feel free to share. Go on talk radio shows where this topic is discussed. Write letters to the editor and op-eds for your local newspapers. Only constant infusions of the truth can defeat the lies so boldly propagated by the Prohibitionists.