… All for the damning reason of daring to exercise your Constitutionally-protected rights.
By now, everyone has heard about the incident in Arizona where a firearm “instructor” paid the ultimate price for his own negligence. It is unfortunate that someone is dead, but it is doubly unfortunate that a nine-year-old girl now has to suffer with the knowledge of having killed someone for the rest of her life.
Make no mistake – I believe just about everything about that situation was wrong, but “more laws” certainly is not the answer when faced with basic human irresponsibility.
Predictably, however, the “more laws” crowd is out in force, happily dancing in whatever spilled blood they found, along with some even worse ghouls. Consider this particular… piece of work:
Yup, you read that right. This… individual… is, quite literally, laughing at this situation. The unfortunate, if negligent, death is a source of amusement for “Cranston Snord” there, while he simultaneously congratulates / blames the NRA – an organization that has basically nothing to do with NFA-regulated items such as the Uzi in question.
Anywise, I screencapped that particular tweet and then posted it as an example of a member of the “gun sense” movement celebrating the death of a firearm owner, and, well, I guess I should have expected this:
I even gave sk45202 there a chance to back out, but he just doubled down on his murderous bigotry.
Make no mistake, it positively infuriates me that small-minded, ignorant, intolerant people are incessantly trying to find ways to restrict, limit, regulate, or outright abolish the rights of law-abiding Americans, but I have never once wished death upon any of them, nor would I celebrate their deaths if that were to happen. Disagreeing with people is all well and good, and animated disagreements are certainly to be expected, but I cannot say as though I have understood or will ever understand the mentality of wishing death upon those you disagree with.
I guess the “good” news is that some anti-rights cultists do not want you dead, they just want you to shoot yourself in uncomfortable places:
@wallsofthecity @SadieCitrus only if more gun nuts would shoot themselves in the nut: http://www.nydailynews.com/news/national/alaska-man-accidently-shoots-crotch-article-1.1919048
Yup, Maruf Khan there wants “more gun nuts” to shoot themselves in their genitals.
And here I thought the “gun control” / “gun sense” / “Moms Demand” / etc. movement was about reducing shootings? Silly me.
Of course, if you really want to chill the debate, you allow yourself to realize that Maruf Khan is espousing a position not far removed from straight-up eugenics. After all, it would appear as though he would prefer that people who value their rights and freedoms would not procreate and pass on those values to their children. Granted, such values are not genetic in nature, but it is not like humanity does not have a long and sordid history of trying to destroy a belief system by killing off or breeding out those who support it.
And to wrap us back around to the beginning, laughing at firearm owners being killed is not an isolated incident:
No, I am fairly certain Saturday Night Live will not touch a nine-year-old girl shooting her instructor to death; even they, unlike most anti-rights cultists, do have some standards.
And, honestly, I am not even going to bother transcribing this screencap from @goingprorogue, but instead I am just going to let it stand on its own (remember you read from the bottom and work up):
I do not even know what to make of that. Yes, the account does seem to be dedicated to ridiculing some Canadian politician or another, but, even so, it takes a particularly sick individual to joke about people “deserv(ing) to die”.
And yet individual like these – individuals who want us murdered for daring to exercise, much less defend, our Constitutionally-protected human rights – are the same people who cannot fathom why we would own and carry firearms. On the other hand, their desires to disarm us and leave us defenseless make perfect sense in light of their desires to murder us.
Now that I may have potentially ruined your Thursday afternoon by exposing you to the sick, twisted underbelly of the “gun control” movement, I give you two cats, one shelf: