A Brain Dump on Gun Control.
“It’s pointless to ban guns, people will still use them.”
“If you outlaw guns, only outlaws will have guns.”
If I had a penny for every time I’ve heard someone rattle off these catch phrases…
The irony is strong…and maddening.
Many of these are the same people who want the constitution amended to ban gay marriage. Or, the words of those so fervently opposed to legalized marijuana, or abortion.
So, I have something to say to you people.
Why ban pot or even hard drugs? Won’t people do them anyway? Why ban abortion? Won’t people find a way to have one anyway? Why ban gay marriage? People will still be gay (I promise). Why have a law against drunk-driving? People still drive drunk. I could go on, but I think you get the point.
You scream and shout about the words of our constitution, stomping around like an infant and yelling that they mustn’t be changed, because the founding fathers somehow knew what was best for all of us until the end of time….
Unless, of course, these changes represent your own beliefs.
Don’t sit there and bitch that people are trying to take away your right to own a piece of metal and shoot at shit, when all you have done the past decade is try to strip away the rights of others. It not only makes you a hypocrite, it also makes you a dick.
Most of you don’t even own these rapid-fire killing machines, and those that do have told me it’s your “hobby” to collect them. What are you? A fucking ten year old? Someone is taking away your hobby in the hopes it will help decrease the massacres of your fellow citizens and their tiny children, and you are angry?
How about you think outside of yourself, just this once?
Have some compassion.
Say something like, “I’m skeptical that a gun-ban will change much, but I’m willing to try anything to see if it does.”
Because, I promise, you can find a new god damn hobby (I hear stamps and snow-globes are all the rage).
But, no one can find a new son, daughter, mother, father, or sibling.
It’s time to grow up.
Update: If I didn’t make myself clear, I am not behind a total gun ban, just assault-weapons, like the one used in all these massacres.