Thursday, June 23, 2016

Scott Adams and "gun control."

I don't often read Scott Adams blog.  No reason, it's just not in my reading list.  But he just put out a pretty interesting article entitled Why gun control can't be solved in the USA.

It is quite witty and full of snark.  It does go into how different perceptions make a different argument for each set of voters.

I present to you the fourth paragraph:

"But we do know that race and poverty are correlated. And we know that poverty and crime are correlated. And we know that race and political affiliation are correlated. Therefore, my team (Clinton) is more likely to use guns to shoot innocent people, whereas the other team (Trump) is more likely to use guns for sporting and defense."

Like I said.  His use of snark is excellent.  Adams makes some good points, and is pretty funny doing it.

Go read it.

Monday, June 13, 2016

Lazy Weekends - Make Me Believe

"...let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns."

Long time no post.  Sorry to let down my one or two readers.

I have been absolutely sickened by the act of senseless violence down in Florida.  Unfortunately too many activists have been dancing in the blood of the victims in order to preach for gun control.

Too many politicians and activists try to focus on confiscating/controlling firearms from the law abiding, because it is easy to control and measure.  Sadly that is merely reaching for the "low hanging fruit."  It does not properly impact those who act in a criminal nature.

Banning guns will not make the US a paradise.  It did not help the Republic of Mexico, why would it help here?

Here is a link to the Pink Pistols.

"Gwendolyn Patton, First Speaker of the Pink Pistols, an international GLBT self-defense organization, warns people not to jump immediately to the assailant’s guns as the object of blame, but to concentrate instead on Mateen’s violent acts. “The Pink Pistols gives condolences to all family and friends of those killed and injured at Pulse,” began Patton. “This is exactly the kind of heinous act that justifies our existence. At such a time of tragedy, let us not reach for the low-hanging fruit of blaming the killer’s guns. Let us stay focused on the fact that someone hated gay people so much they were ready to kill or injure so many. A human being did this. The human being’s tools are unimportant when compared to the bleakness of that person’s soul. I say again, GUNS did not do this. A human being did this, a dead human being. Our job now is not to demonize the man’s tools, but to condemn his acts and work to prevent such acts in the future.”