For the liberals/Leftists/what-the-hell-ever-label the gun banners are hiding under this week, I have a simple question:
How would taking my guns away from me have stopped what happened in Connecticut?
I'm not talking generalities here; I'm not speaking about large groups of Americans -- I'm speaking about me, myself -- in person and specifically.
If you were somehow able to go back in time to last week and seize all of my guns -- how would that have stopped what happened?
All right, I'll go you one better: suppose you could have seized all of my guns and all of Phlegmmy's, too. How would taking every gun in my house have stopped what happened in Connecticut?
How would taking all of mine and Phlegmmy's guns have prevented that tragedy?
Now. Do you honestly believe that my name will ever come up as a mass murderer at a school in the future?
So why do you want to take my guns?
I am not a unique case.
There are about fifty-two million -- let me type that out for you: 52,000,000 -- households in the United States that own a gun who did NOT murder anyone in Connecticut.
There are 52,000,000 households in which nothing bad at all has happened with their guns ... ever.
Bear in mind that 52 million households is not 52 million people. Many households have more than one person living there-in, so let's give a best-guesstimate of eighty million gun-owners.
80,000,000 people did nothing wrong in Connecticut.
80 million people haven't done anything wrong this week, won't do anything wrong next week and have done nothing wrong in the past.
When did it become normal to suggest that the United States of America punish 80,000,000 of its' citizens for the actions of a number of evil people totaling less than 0.00001%?
And that's what gun-banning is: When you take away someone's rights, you are punishing them. You take away my right to my AR15 because of what some scaffy little bugnsipe did somewhere else, you are punishing me for someone's elses actions.
Is it American to punish me for the actions of another; is it just to punish me for the things someone else did?
I wouldn't think so, but maybe I'm old-fashioned.
Apropos of nothing, I note that the Independent School District of Harrold, Texas -- which armed its' teachers in 2008 -- has had absolutely no problem, no incident, nothing of any kind with either critters attempting to murder its' children, or with the teachers carrying guns in class.
For the past four years.
Might be a bit of a clue there, but what do I know?