The author of yesterday’s quote of the day kept on tweeting his idiocy for most of the day, capping off a long string of personal attacks and ad hominems with the accusation that I am an "angry" person and have "anger issues". I cannot see as how that is particularly relevant to the discussion of "gun control"’s many failings and failures, but it got me to thinking…
If the government were to forcibly abridge your right to free expression, or threaten to do so, because of something someone else said or wrote, would you be angry?
If the government were to forcibly infringe upon your right to worship whatever god you observe in whatever fashion you desire, or threaten to do so, because of something someone else did in the name of their god, would you be angry?
If the government were to forcibly invade your home and confiscate your belongings, or threaten to do so, simply because someone else might have owned something illegal, would you be angry?
If the government were to forcibly torture you in order to extract a confession, or threaten to do so, simply because someone else refused to admit to a crime they committed, would you be angry?
If the government were to forcibly execute summary judgment and punishment upon you, or threaten to do so, simply because someone else escaped justice through a fair trial, would you be angry?
I am willing to wager that, for most people, the answer to all of those questions would generally be, "Yes," and justifiably so.
With those questions posed and answers assumed, allow me to ask you one last question: if you would be understandably angry about the unjust, capricious, and unreasonable abrogation of the above Constitutionally-protected rights, then why is anger such a surprising and apparently offensive reaction to intolerant bigots encouraging the government to whimsically destroy your rights to keep and bear arms?
Once again, we see that "gun control" extremists are inveterately incapable of being logically or internally consistent.
(Note: I do not ascribe to the unspoken assumption that "anger" is automatically and always a bad thing, any more than I believe that "violence" is always a bad thing. Both can lead to disastrous outcomes, but both also have their beneficial uses.)