Every year, almost 30,000 Americans are killed by guns and the gun extremists who oppose rational efforts to regulate and eventually ban private gun ownership. That is roughly ten times the number of people who were killed in the 911 attacks, and that doesn't include the hundreds of thousands of Americans who are robbed and raped at gunpoint. Every year, the gun lobby's actions result in heinous crime that far outweighs the worst year of Muslim Right terrorism.
Yet, people are not willing to acknowledge the danger posed to this country by the bloodthirsty gun extremists.
After the Arizona shootings, which were done with a gun put in the hand of the killer by the gun lobby, the gun extremists responded by calling for more guns and fewer restrictions on guns. Gun terrorist propagandists were ready with claims that concealed guns would have prevented the shootings or stopped the shooter.
The fact is that the proposed gunslinging would have resulted in even more bystanders being shot, this time by the "hero" who was so mindless that he thought he was saving the day.
Even now, the gun extremists constantly talk about supposedly "legitimate" reasons to own guns. In a previous posting, I countered disinformation about gun ownership (and civil liberties) with the actual facts.
It really should be astonishing that the author actually makes the claim that gun ownership is a "civil liberty." This is fatuous nonsense. Taking away peoples' guns is merely a minor inconvenience. Let's look at the main reasons why people own guns.
1) Misguided attempts at self protection that actually do far more to endanger the gun owners and the people who live around them.
2) The commission of robbery, rape, murder, and other serious crimes.
3) Killing animals. This is often referred to as "sport hunting," despite the fact that it is too one sided to honestly be referred to as a sport. If people want to hunt for sport, they should be using spears or clubs, not guns.
Yes, I know that the gun extremists whine like spoiled, entitled children at the thought of not having their unnecessary and counterproductive guns. The vast majority of gun extremists are men who are abject sexual failures and use guns as substitute penises for their own members that get little or no attention from any human being other than themselves. I went into this in a bit more detail in one of the early postings on this blog.
Of course, National Rifle Association stickers are even worse, especially the ones that say that no one will ever take the owner's gun away. NRA stickers scream “man with tiny penis who cannot get an erection without Viagra or some other drug.”
And, gun magazines are hysterical. Macho-acting man/boys hold guns the way that tops hold their schlongs in gay porno movies. Guns as phallic symbols and castration anxieties have huge psychological influences over gun nuts. I think the main reason this aspect of the firearm fanatics doesn't get much press is that people are afraid of getting shot by an impotent gun owner with a penis so small he has trouble finding it.
Gun ownership and gun advocacy is a dangerous and often deadly way to try to compensate psychologically for sexual and interpersonal inadequacy. How many more Americans are going to get slaughtered, raped, and robbed before the politicians and public stop pandering to the gun extremists and the corporations who make money off of them?