So, when I started this post there had already been two mass shooting rampages in the week just before Halloween, now there have been Four Mass Shootings in the span of four days resulting in 21 people killed.
As soon as absolutely nothing happened after 20 children, 4 teachers, and the principal were slaughtered at Newton, Connecticut I knew Firearm Manufacturers and Gun Crazies had definitively won.
I should have realized this after, the Dark Knight of Aurora Colorado or when 3 Pennsylvania Police Officers were murdered by Right-Wing Hero Richard Poplawski because Glenn Beck told him Obama was comin' fer his guns, or when Mike Huckabee's best friend Maurice Clemmons murdered 4 Seattle Police Officers or when a Pennsylvania man shot 12 women, killing three at a yoga studio because he hadn't had sex in 20 years or when a Faux News fueled white-power Hero killed 6 Sikhs in Milwaukee because they're really "muslin" terrorists or when 17 people were shot, 13 of them killed, in an upstate New York immigration center or after any of the several hundred mass shooting events we've had in this country.
After each of these incidents, and following the dozens of Mass Shooting Since Newton, Gun Nuts have merely dug themselves in deeper and lashed out at anyone who dares to try and bring any sanity back to our Nation through Laws.
But, now I know despite all the rhetoric; Despite all the pleas to "Freedom", "Against Tyranny", "Shall Not be infringed"; The entire NRA position and Gun Nuts argument is Nothing More than Blaming the Victim. The victims were shot because they didn't have a gun.
Now, it's slightly more complicated for Gun Makers because their industry is fueled by blood money and Mass Shootings generate more profits for Firearm Manufacturers when they happen but, when a Holy god-blessed Second Amendment Hero goes forth and kills a bunch of children and innocent people, pro-gun advocates and Internet trolls simply blame the victim for being shot, clench their teeth and call everyone libtards.
And that's that.
There was a shooting incident at Los Angeles Airport and all the Gun Cultists who descend upon these internet postings can do is fault LAX for being a Gun-Free Zone and proclaim the Gun Laws of California don't work.
Sigh. Laws against Thievery have been around since Hammurabi yet we still have thefts.
No Law in and of itself will ever stop a crime. Enforcement is needed. And what we need now is the Department of Justice to drop it's silly and ineffective Drug War and go after all segments of the Cult of the Gun. Until then all of Us are living our lives under threat from the Pro-Gun Crazies, until we all become just another shooting casualty, sacrificed at the Whims of Madmen.
Reason Magazine commenters are celebrating the murder of the TSA worker, glibly complaining that of course the evil government will use it to crack down on the poor, poor persecuted Libertarians and that the shooter identified as Paul A. Ciancia was obviously a leftist because he had anti-government views.
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