tw: guns & gun violence
so quick question: how many more “gunmen” have to go on shooting sprees and kill another twenty some innocent people before something is done about gun control policies..????
good to know freedom to have a personal arsenal trumps possibly being shot by some pissed off white guy, who will no doubt be made into a sympathy case. he was so troubled! he was picked on in school! he suffers from severe bipolar disorder! but if he’s brown, he’s a terrorist and deserves to be tortured even though we’re the ones bombing the ever loving fuck out of his family and country.
go america, yay team.
This is such a huge straw-man argument, I don’t even know where to start. But let’s get this straight, for the record: Nobody is ok with mass shootings. If you want to pick on violence apologists, look no further than the gun control advocates and news networks. They’re the ones making excuses for these criminals because they would rather blame the gun than the person.
Also, I don’t think race even has a place in this argument, but since you made it into one, let’s go there. Young, black teens in poor, inner-city America are the most common victims of violence, firearm-related or otherwise. I hardly ever see anyone talking about that. Modern gun control laws are designed to make people in middle/upper-class suburban areas feel safer, not to actually stop violence where it counts. But once again, it’s not about race. Bad people will do bad things regardless of what color their skin is.
Instead of blaming guns, how about we discuss the normalization of street violence? Or maybe the failings of our mental health care programs? Don’t blame the majority of responsible gun owners for the misguided, terrible actions of a few disturbed individuals.
The gun rights community is doing everything it can to eliminate illegal misuse of firearms whereas people like you simply want to stir the pot and draw false correlations. Next time you want to complain about something, do your research and try making points that aren’t so transparent and propaganda-filled.