The mentality seems to be “they need to stop the bad guys with guns but leave the good guys with guns alone”, yet they seem to be short on ideas on what the difference is.
“Get a derrick over to those entitlements for the poor. We’ll see how deep we can drill there.”
Stephen Paddock was 64 years old when he opened fire on that concert in Las Vegas.
Gee, I wonder what his kill/death ratio was in Call of Duty?
Hey, Andy? Actually a large swath of studies show that video games don’t actually have any lasting effect on the brains of those who play them.
But even if games are affecting the brains of kids… why are the parents letting them play?
Well, it’s happened. Now I’m on the other end of being unable to tell if satire is being applied or not.
The NRA has found it much more profitable to cater to angry, scared white men who can’t handle a world which no longer kowtows for them by mere dint of their being born as “power holders”. “We know how you feel,” the NRA whispers to them; “we know that ‘those people’ will rise up and try to take your stuff, and we’ll make sure you have the hardware to put them ‘where they belong’.”
Of course not. Any shooter knows to aim for vital organs.
All the firearms knowledge in the world doesn’t make a bullet less deadly to you.
“Why don’t you go stop bank robbers instead of writing me a speeding ticket?”
“Why don’t you go after terrorists instead of hassling me for skimming a little money off the company till?”
“Why don’t you arrest kiddie-porn pushers instead of arresting my girls for making guys happy?”
They’re likely lying, and even more likely the sorts I’ve seen in firearms forums who have signatures like “I can’t wait to see the look in the perp’s eyes before I put a bullet between them!”.