another mass shooting, another missing hero…

And yet another mass shooting in the US. With initial information tying the shooter to racist hate groups and an FBI designation of the incident as “domestic terrorism”.

And, just as a few short weeks ago with the Aurora shooting, the right wingers are espousing their “Red Dawn“, a “hero with a gun” would have saved the day scenarios.

I am not a big proponent of gun control, but nor do I believe our founding fathers, whose main concern was a standing federal army (something we let slip long ago), hence the “well regulated militia” portion of the 2nd amendment. I think that what has happened with guns is just one of the many things our founding fathers would be slapping our modern sciety upside the head about…

But the fact remains- the fear, paranoia, and hatred in America is out of control- as is the violence it leads to. And a sane person must come to the conclusionthat in our modern society, the easy and unfettered access to guns is causing far, far, far more problems then it is preventing. The irrational clinging to so called gun rights in the face of the problems it is causing…

I am increasingly tired of what has become of my country- and the selfishness of all those, on soooo many issues, who insist that their rights trump the good of society.


About drugsandotherthings

I am a criminal. Because I have used cannabis and psychedelics extensively. I have tried many other drugs, but never cared for the uppers, downers, or dissociatives. I love craft beer, and absinthe, but don't care much for alcohols effects- which quite frankly, are boring and dangerous. Science is my religion. I am in my 40's, and have travelled extensively. And often forced myself outside of my confort zone. I am employed, a respected member of my communtiy, an animal lover, an environmentalist, a political junkie, and the realities I have experienced continue to push me further to the left of the political spectrum.
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2 Responses to another mass shooting, another missing hero…

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    How come none of these ………”hero with a gun” would have saved the day scenario” fucks ever actually saves any days, with their guns? Ain’t that the reason they give for having 25 automatic weapons stashed under their pillows?

    • Indeed. Though… It *does* happen… on very rare occasions. And they love to point to these handful of occasions while ignoring the reality that far more deaths are caused then prevented…

      And I would say that it is, ultimately, fear that causes most to carry a gun in the first place. And someone living in fear is wholly unsutied to being a hero…

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