Now that Representative Gabrielle Giffords is back on the job (and as disappointingly “progressive” as ever), all of the usual useful idiots are clamoring about how her return should give Congress all the motivation it needs to start passing more/stronger “gun control”. That is great, except for one small question:
If the obviously-stronger “gun control” in Norway did not stop that particular spree shooter, why would stronger “gun control” here in America stop the spree shooter who injured Representative Giffords and murdered all those other people?
Gun control has failed, time and time again, and it takes a special kind of person to return to the scene of an abject failure, and almost literally say, “This has never worked before, but it will work now!” Like I say, there is a reason I refer to these people as “anti-rights cultists”.
And since those “gun control” supporters seem to have absolutely no problems exploiting the tragedy of a person who has yet to come forward on the topic, I have absolutely no problems reminding everyone of the words of John Green, who lost his six-year-old shooting to the Tucson murderer:
It shouldn’t happen in this country or anywhere else. but, you know, it’s a free society, we’re going to be subject to people like this, so I prefer this to the alternative.
… and the words of George Morris, who lost his wife of 50 years to the same, and was wounded in the process:
I will be your spokesman, as my wife would wish, to be your spokesman, to tell everyone that it wasn’t a gun that killed my wife. I will be your spokesperson in protecting the Second Amendment going forward.
So even if Representative Giffords were to come out in support of increased “gun control” – like the “gun control” that failed to stop the Norway shooter – why should her words count any more than the above two gentlemen’s? Or are some animals more equal than others?
No matter the status of the people involved, one thing remains true throughout: “gun control” is what you do instead of something. It has not worked in the past, it is not working now, and there is absolutely no rational, logical reason to expect “gun control” to work in the future… so how about we start considering other alternatives, eh?