Last weekend, a lot of anti-rights cultists “remembered” the Virginia Tech mass shooting by attempting to use the incident as leverage to enact more “gun-free zones” (also known as “victim disarmament zones”), encourage people to support “gun control”, and other such anti-rights activities.
I have to wonder why people would use the failure of a program as a reason to support that program, but I stopped expecting rational thought out of hoplophobes a long time ago.
Well, over that same weekend, some pro-rights activists had the unmitigated gall to question the “gun control” supporters’ rendition of the Virginia Tech shootings, accurately pointing out that Colin Goddard hid under a desk, that he had absolutely no choice but to do so, that he is currently exploiting his own victim status as a way to force other people to be victims, and that he/his organization have mislead people in the past for their own personal gain. For the heinous sin of daring to point out the flaws in one of their anointed saints, the blatantly anti-rights “Coalition to Stop Gun Violence” wrote a pathetically whine-filled article on their Facebook page (unlinked, intentionally) castigating those pro-rights activists and bemoaning how poor Colin is being picked on, and how his status as a victim raises above being questioned by the little people.
Unfortunately for them, Miguel is not just anyone:
So, when I speak I do so with the sad authority of experience of having lived in a country full of victims (potential and actual) without recourse. For most of you, violence is an intellectual exercise who can be eradicated with good wishes, stern laws and pink cupcakes delivered by rainbow-farting unicorns. And even when slapped with the truth of Things That Are Nasty and Very Real, you choose a sick form of Idolatry blaming an Artifact rather than the People Who Do Evil Things. Your despise for the life of your fellow human beings in the name of your moral superiority is sickening and the fact that have the gall to tell me I am better served defending myself by dialing a phone rather than stopping an attacker with my gun it shows how deluded your sick kind can be.
(Emphasis in the original.)
He has been there. He has done that. And he knows what the bulldren the anti-rights cultists are peddling looks like when it reaches its fruition. Once again, I am forced to ask why hoplophobes are aiding and abetting criminals? Why are they supporting, enacting, and encouraging legislation that demonstrably does not do what they claim it does, as is sometimes proven by even the incidents they choose to hold up as examples (to wit, Virginia Tech and “gun free zones”)? Why do they seek the disarmament of law-abiding citizens while apparently paying no-never-mind to the criminals who actually perpetrate these heinous shootings?
And more specifically, why do they hold up a victim – a person who literally spent his entire time becoming a victim with his head under his desk – as a supposed “expert” on all things firearm- and spree-shooting-related? Colin Goddard is nothing more than a survivor. He is not above reproach, he is not above questioning, and he sure as hell is not in a position to simply dictate rights-abridging policies just on the basis of his unfortunate past, and especially not when those policies are exactly what failed him on that fateful day.
Make no mistake – Virginia Tech is a prime example of the failure of “gun control”. Is it any wonder that the anti-rights cultists are “protesting too much” when it comes to that touchy reality?
(Note: Miguel’s post originally went up very shortly after the CSGV’s bleating nonsense, and then he decided to take it down. After talking with him, and after expressing my support of the sentiment contained within the post, I like to think I helped encourage him to put it back up. Thanks for doing so, Miguel!)