Another Mass Shooting and the Dance of the Plum Crazy Gun Cultists begins once more.
Faux News sent out their pretty little bleach blonde to decry... Video Games. Joe Scarbourgh followed the standard script as he declared it's too soon to talk about Politics vis-a-vis Gun Control and then followed it up with the right-wing buffoonery of Could You Imagine If Bush had given a political speech on the day of the shooting;
"Can you imagine what certain people at this network would have said?" Scarborough asked. "Mika would be killing George W., everyone here on this network would be killing George W."Except of course, George W(orst President Ever) Bush did just that on April 16, 2007 the day of the Virginia Tech Mass Shooting, when W yelled at Congress for failing to give him another few hundred Billion in Supplemental War Spending for the Glorious Iraq War.
Then Brave Gun Hugging Crazies sporting Internet Muscles immediately descend on ever news story threatening anyone daring to speak of Gun Control while the NRA prepares to spend millions to eliminate any politician who dares to introduce legislation aimed at curtailing the Unrestricted Gun Violence which is the new normal in America.
This is what the Gun Cultists always do, It's too soon! It's too soon! Liberals don't use reason they're relying on emotion! We have to wait! It's despicable to politicize this tragedy! Shut Up! Shut Up! Shut Up! Then after enough time, the Gun Cultists declare well it's too late to mention the specifics of that particular Mass Shooting Now!
A certain segement of out society believes in their inalienable rights to own a gun without any restrictions despite the fact that the Second Amendment reads,
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.Despite the fact that "Arms" in late 18th century parlance meant a brace of flintlock pistols, a muzzle-loading blunderbuss, a dirk and a small sword or claymore. There are no restrictions that Gun Cultists will support because they are fanatics.
There is a certain segment of our society which believes it is their right to strut around in heavily trafficked public places with whatever weapon they wish to display. This has happened several times, most recently, when two young entitled white men strapped their AR-15s to their backs and attended a Wisconsin Farmer's Market.
These incidents fail the reasonableness test. Walking around a shopping center, a park, or a farmer's market with a conspicuous long gun is not done for personal protection but as a display of power or privilege and the equivalent of a primate genital display meant to overawe and cow their "opponents".
When I see someone walking around with an AR-15, uncased, magazine inserted, slung tactically (or not) on them, my first assumption is Mass Shooting Incident imminent.
More Guns have not made Americans safer. It's absolutely proven by the mass shooting incidents and a study just released by the American Journal of Public Health. The study led by Boston University researcher Dr. Michael Siegel,
covering 30 years (1981-2010) in all 50 states found a "robust correlation" between estimated levels of gun ownership and actual gun homicides at the state level, even when controlling for factors typically associated with homicides. For each 1 percentage point increase in the prevalence of gun ownership, the state firearm homicide rate increases by 0.9 percent.But, the Gun Manufacturers have an incestuous symbiotic relationship with the NRA. There's Huge amounts of Money to be made through the selling of weapons to America.
Of course, the money is soaked in the blood of innocents and dead children but what does that matter to Sig Sauer CEO Ron Cohen, Smith & Wesson CEO James Debney, Wayne LaPierre or David Keene?