A person protesting in favor of gun control.
It’s hard to even go over all the idiocy about guns we’re seeing lately. I hear some saying we need to ban high-capacity magazine (or, perhaps, “high magazine clips”
) because then the mass-shooter will have to reload and people can rush him. First off, there are already plenty of high-capacity magazine out there, so thinking a shooter won’t get one because new ones aren’t being made in unrealistic. And even if he has to reload, do you expect the average person to rush him when you’ve made them so scared and ignorant of guns? I remember that one school shooting was done with a .22 revolver which takes a ton of time to reload, but probably no one at the school knew enough to identify and knew to rush the attacker when he fired all his initial rounds. Finally, a lot of these people suggesting unarmed people rush a guy with a gun are the same ones deriding the idea a teacher with a .38 revolver could stop a man with an “assault rifle.” Anyway, a much better strategy than throwing stuff or rushing a guy with a gun is to just shoot him. It would be nice if people had that option.
Also, why is everyone so quick to automatically go after the 2nd Amendment rights to stop shootings? If we’re in the “screw liberty” mode, wouldn’t going after the 1st Amendment be more effective? If it were illegal to talk about mass shooting and especially the shooter, wouldn’t that stop many people from doing it knowing they wouldn’t get any publicity (and also stop copycats from being inspired)? But guns are the scary freedom, so that’s what people go after whether it’s helpful or not. Of course, it would be nice if we were all very protective of all our freedoms, but that’s kind of late. At least the country is so full of guns, there is no realistic way to take that right away. It’s sort of like when the left get people dependent on their new programs making it impossible to cut spending — well, two can play at that game. The left can pester us all they want, but we got so many guns in this country and made sure there was no registration, so there is no realistic way to confiscate them even if there was the political will. Nice to know we’ve had some victories in this country that aren’t easily overturned.