Monday, February 19, 2018

Not everyone is proud of those kids standing up for gun safety

The aim of these kids is to make Parkland the last mass shooting in America.
The Washington Times has created a village of village idiots. The village idiot of the village of idiots is columnist Cheryl K. Chumley. Monday she writes: “Obnoxious, ignorant teens now demand curbs on guns.”
Teens across the nation, fed up with school shootings, are planning marches, media events and three-minute demonstrations at the White House in order to get across their messages of frustration with the Second Amendment and to demand lawmakers take immediate action.

Now if only they weren’t so dang entitled, snarky and obnoxious.
Asking not to me murdered at school is snarky and obnoxious? Asking for their friends not to be murdered at school is an entitlement? What exactly is this deranged woman's serious malfunction?

Furthermore, this has absolutely nothing to do with the Second Amendment. Nor are these kids attacking the Second Amendment. Common sense gun safety laws have little to do with the second amendment. We have been effecting these as far back as 1934 when we imposed a restrictive tax on machine guns and sawed-off shotguns. We also created a national registry to record those sales.

I doubt that people were hysterically screaming in 1934 that the government could not be held in check or that personal safety was compromised. The genesis of that craziness — convincing people that guns kept the government from running amok — was Republican political expediency. How many lives have been squandered in the creation of a wedge issue? How many people have been seriously injured for the cause of partisan politics?

Getting back to those kids, John Oliver pointed out last night (pitch perfectly) that every shooting is followed by thoughts and prayers bullshit along with “now is not the time to talk about gun control.” Of course it is never the right time and they will recycle this when the next mass shooting occurs.

Chumley goes further of the rails of civil society:
“My message for the people in office is: You’re either with us or against us,” said junior Cameron Kasky, in CNN. “We are losing our lives while the adults are playing around.”

Oh please. Insert eye-roll here.
She can roll her eyes at the Moonie outlet all she wants. The truth is that common sense gun safety measures could have prevented, or reduced the carnage of, every mass shooting. Suppose bump stocks were impermissible. Suppose that it was harder to get some of these weapons. The Parkland shooter was too young to buy a beer but he could own an assault weapon. There is something wrong with that. What exactly are people like Ms. Chumley afraid of?

I for one am very proud of those kids. They seem to be focusing our attention. They are driving the gun nuts to insanity.

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