Wednesday, October 4, 2017

And here we go again - Las Vegas Edition.

Now is not the time to discuss gun control.

- If not now then when?

Not when, where.

- Where? What do you mean where?

Where. The place. The proper location. The proper location to discuss gun control is in History Class. Yes, History Class.  Along with other failed ideas that belong on the Dustheap of History along with the War on Drugs, Jim Crow, Internment Camps, Anti-Miscegenation Laws, and Central Planning. A failed utopian ideal that causes more harm than good.

Or, I suppose we could try again...

We can double down on bad, failed, policies. Just one more time.  One more chance. Maybe, if we just tried harder this time... Used better camps, or more efficient gas chambers.

Maybe this time, we could make people... better.

Gun contol has never been about guns, always about control.  No gun law would have stopped this guy. No gun law would have stopped any of the last 20 years of mass shooting events. All but one of which took place in posted Gun Free Zones.

It's time to admit that not only is gun control a colossal failure with respect to the stated goals, but that all it has done is to create more defenseless victims.

How man women have been killed by "waiting periods"? How many of the poor have been killed by Saturday Night Special laws. How many children killed due to continued demonizing of inanimate objects instead of teaching them how they work? How many families murdered due to secure storage laws?

How many more Americans are you willing to see die to support your precious fantasy that more government control could possibly do good if only we tried even harder this time?

No. Gun control belongs on the ashheap of history along with eugenics, the Japanese internment camps, gas chambers, "separate but equal", poll taxes, and every other racist policy that we have sadly invented in our long history of humanity.

It's time to draw the line. Time to say Enough is Enough, Time to stare evil in the face and announce, This Far,  No Further!  Time to claw back inch by inch every bit of freedom we have surrendered in the past 104 years.

Now is not the time to discuss Gun Control.  Now is the time to dismantle it. 

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