The Sadness of Abuse of GunsPosted: January 16, 2013 | |
I think enough time has passed for me to give my take on a serious subject. I’m basically the gun guy in my department. And most of the guys I work with a VERY liberal on gun laws. Well they decided to grill me on the Connecticut shooting. First let me say this-
It was an absolute travesty what that kid did to innocent children.
My coworkers were SURPRISED that I thought it was that tragic. I had to explain that before I address the REAL issue. I’ll take their logic on guns- which is that they shouldn’t be allowed at all. First, Mom bought the guns legally, and considering she KNEW her son was unbalanced, them guns should have been in a safe. When I first heard the report, I KNEW it was a completely different situation.
All the other shootings involved 2 common themes- the men involved had been on long term meds (usually adderall, Ritalin, and an antidepressant), and featured the perps lashing out at a peer after feeling marginalized. Not an excuse, but it’s at least linear.
Well in Connecticut, grabbing a high powered rifle to go to an ELEMENTARY school and shoot kids. That’s just sociopathic. I told them that I expect a complete and outright ban on high capacity magazines. Yes I have one. And it’s purely for recreation. I fully admit, a civilian has ZERO need for one. I wouldn’t be surprised if an assault weapon ban was put into effect. But let me present the facts: just google Philadelphia or Chigago “murder rate”. Regardless of ANY ban, the facts are that criminal will have access to guns. ALWAYS. I feel more secure knowing that I CAN defend myself if someone were to break into my home. I DO NOT feel the need to carry in public.
Now I admit, my AR and AK are strictly recreational. And they’re kewl dammit.
All the other guns serve a purpose. One shotgun is home defense, the other is specifically for bird hunting (turkey/duck/quail), one rifle is for deer, the other is a varmit gun. The pistol is…well, the pistol. My neighbors call my house “the compound” lol. I expect nothing will be done in regards to rifles for hunting as they can only be loaded with no more than 8-10 rounds.
However, the REAL issue is NOT being addressed. Tia posted about how boys are being treated so poorly in as early as elementary school. These boys are placed on powerful meds to curb “outburst”, basically making boys zombies. So, let’s get this straight- a young child is developing physically, emotionally, and mentally. Then they have ability to emotionally grow stunted so they can be indoctrinated into feminist society as pod people. These same boys never learn how to harness and control male aggression. They get older, go off on their own and quit said meds. And everything’s peachy.
Until Junior decides he’s had enough and goes bat-shit insane and goes on a mass shooting spree. It’s the elephant in the room NO ONE is talking about. ALL the perps, ALL OF THEM, fit into the mold above. But the problem REALLY is the guns themselves. Not a culture that’s completely marginalized the men in this country. One thing I’ve learned about feminism:
No matter what the social ill- It’s NOT feminism’s fault.
Northern Cali police forces are dwindling and advising the community, “get a gun” since you know…..the gangs are taking over.
What will you do? I will always fight for my right to defend myself and to hunt for my food.