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Dept. of Rage

So. Again.

There's this. Again. Again.


"Now's not the time to talk about gun control, in this moment of tragedy."
"It was just a lone madman."
"If they'd only had guns, because gun-free zones are dangerous."
"Background checks will bring black helicopters to our doors!"*
"Because Second Amendment!"
"Because Freedom!!"**
"Because Obaaaaaaaama!"
"We'll keep telling our (fewer than advertised) members to shout down opposition. They're cheap."
"We'll keep doing this while the gun and ammo companies keep paying Wayne's and our salaries."

If they like guns so much, I have a suggestion ...

... and the very fact that I just wrote that uncivilized and unforgivable sentence tells you how angry and fucking fed up I am.

Fuck. The. NRA.

And no, this is my journal. This is one of the rare, the very rare, times that I will pull rank. You want to argue about this? Really? Do not tempt me.

* Yes, yes, we know. Your safe full of guns of all types is going to help keep you free from the evil government and their jackboots. In the 21st century. The government that has tanks and drones. Right. You and your camo-wearing buddies just keep on watching "Red Dawn" and wanking off to your little 15-year-old otaku mecha fantasies. Your Second Amendment wet dreams are just that. The Second Amendment - I do not think it means what Wayne LaPierre has told you it means.
**See above.

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Oct. 2nd, 2015 03:56 pm (UTC)
I think one of the things that baffles and hurts me the most is how many of my Christian friends - otherwise loving, kind people - are part of this wildly dangerous culture that opposes sensible gun laws. Try as I might, I cannot find any reasonable support from the Bible. Love and guns. Guns and love. Nope. Doesn't work. Does not work.
Oct. 2nd, 2015 05:22 pm (UTC)
It's the toxic mix of politics and religion that is the Religious Right. I wish more of my fellow Christians would see just how toxic it is, and how both our faith and our country suffer for it.
Oct. 3rd, 2015 07:43 am (UTC)
It is toxic. I share your wish, wholeheartedly. (I never feel like more of an outsider to the whole 'Christian culture' than at moments like these, with issues like this.)

Edited at 2015-10-03 07:44 am (UTC)
Oct. 6th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
No matter what faith a person holds, that person can still be subject to fear, paranoia, a false picture of a world in which they must protect themselves. That person can still be fooled by people whose daily bread is made by inculcating and nurturing fear. I'm afraid that is a universal; I wish I had something more comforting to say, but I can think of nothing.

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