Well look at that. Apparently, people don't like to see facts and links, so they sub-defaulted my post where I provided exactly the evidence which counters the Mother Jones claim. Kinda ironic that people demand facts and citations, but then don't like it when those things don't support their own positions.
I know you're enough of a realist to expect nothing different here, it's why I dont post often.
The uncomfortable truths are that Guns are just a tool & can be used for good or evil (just like dynamite, a point I tried to inject with my Bath massacre quote),
and Real World problems dont often respond well to emotionally based feel-good solutions. Even if we could craft and pass perfect gun control legislation, that would still leave guns in the same position as most illegal drugs are now.....easy to obtain & widely abused (by criminals).
And remember, a lot of these drugs have NO medicinal purpose and are not even manufactured by drug companies.
If its about saving lives, we would do better to outlaw ladders, stairs, kitchens & baths........electrical power, automobiles etc ad nauseum.
People who favor increased gun control just havn't accepted the fact that the police (& laws) cant protect us from certain things & never will, self reliant people want to retain this ability & others want to stamp their feet and demand that it STOP !!!
There is also a class issue at work here in that no matter what the laws are, there will always be people "At the Top" who "deserve" or "need" extra protection....
- from the POTUS down to celebrities, pop-stars, etc this kinda presents a problem for the whole " all men are created equal" & "equal justice under the law" concept.
Our society is ill & these rampages are but a symptom.
ps Many indigenous people of the Americas were practicing Slavery & Genocide before the Euro's came...nothing was done to them that they hadnt done to others.
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