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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 08:28 pm (UTC)
Thank you for this post.

I can't fathom the callousness and the disconnect between cause and effect of those people who look at events like this happening over and over again but still refuse to consider restrictions on guns.
Oct. 6th, 2015 08:05 pm (UTC)
the callousness and the disconnect between cause and effect

Perhaps it's easier intellectually to understand if you consider that all of the disconnect is connected to fear. The NRA and gun and ammo companies consciously and unconsciously, directly and indirectly, use the "take our guns/take our liberty" trope, and it's the fear of having something taken from them that trumps the intellectual strengths of gun safety. Once again, the human proclivity to be emotionally irrational is a tough obstacle to surmount.

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