They’re different kinds of bad. One is just difficult. The other is personal.
Not according to this round-up of statistics.
“Shooters often carried more than one weapon; one was found with 24. At least 171 of mass shooters’ weapons were obtained legally and 59 were obtained illegally. It’s unclear how 79 weapons were acquired.”
But it’s also easy to get a gun when there are millions just floating around. It is illegal for a felon to buy a gun, but very easy. If you’re a legal gun owner, you can sell your gun – or give it – to a total stranger on your front porch. No background check, no questions asked. Perfectly legal on your part, as long as you don’t know he’s a felon. Illegal on his part.
And if he ISN’T a felon, he can just walk into a store and buy a semi-automatic rifle. We make it VERY EASY for people who want to murder a bunch of strangers to do so. That’s stupid.
“Contrary to liberal dogma, the NRA fights for legal, moral and proper use of firearms.”
They fight to make it easy for mass shooters to shoot up a school.
I have no problem with the idea of spiders in heaven. Or even roaches. Much less cats and dogs. Why not? God created them, so they must have worth.
Here’s Isaiah on the “New Earth” (also mention in the Book of Revelation):
“The wolf will live with the lamb,
the leopard will lie down with the goat,
the calf and the lion and the yearling together;
and a little child will lead them.
The cow will feed with the bear,
their young will lie down together,
and the lion will eat straw like the ox.
The infant will play near the cobra’s den,
and the young child will put its hand into the viper’s nest.
They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain,
for the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the Lord
as the waters cover the sea.” – Isaiah 11
Lot of animals. Cows are mentioned specifically. And cobras and vipers, for goodness sake.
I believe that most vegetarians have no use for PETA. Horrible organization.
I oppose “People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals” because I actually favor the ethical treatment of animals.
“Hindus believe that we shouldn’t ever kill anything, and that includes plants”
That’s Jains. And they do eat plants. They don’t eat root vegetables because it kills both the plant and almost certainly insects.
And there’s nothing hypocritical about being a vegetarian. Drawing the line in a different place isn’t hypocrisy: it is a different place. There’s a huge difference between peeling a potato and skinning a cat. And you know that, since I assume you’ve never skinned a cat, nor would. Does that make you a hypocrite?
“I’m a horticulturalist”
Use horticulture in a sentence. “You can lead a whore to culture but you can’t make her think.” (Dorothy Parker)
But I hope to God you’re not serious with this:
“Why is peeling a potato less violent than skinning a cat?”
And don’t throw out the baby with the bathwater.
While it is real (I think it was a couple of years ago), I’m pleased about the fact that the proposal has received nothing but mockery from pretty much everyone.
Would the plural be “grawlices”?