Just a reminder to the folks who would prefer to have armed guards patrolling schools rather than limit access to or ban AR-15s and similar weapons:
Those armed guards would be protecting kids from other people who don’t want to limit access to or ban AR-15s and similar weapons.
You guys can talk about mental illness all day long; at the end of that long, tedious day, you guys are on the same side of the gun issue as every mass shooter in recent history.
I am not saying “every gun enthusiast is a mass shooter.”
I *am* saying “every mass shooter is a gun enthusiast.”
There’s nothing inherently wrong with being a gun enthusiast, but you guys need to acknowledge this:
Politically, the crazy bastards shooting up schools, concerts, etc. etc. etc. are on *your* side of the political aisle.
And when you guys try to pretend that “liberals” are somehow at fault for mass shootings, you aren’t acknowledging reality.
To repeat: all gun enthusiasts are not mass shooters. But all mass shooters *are* gun enthusiasts.
No pacifist anti-gun “liberal” ever shot up a school, or a concert, or anything like that.
The problem is on *your* side of the political aisle.
The fact that *you guys* want easy access to guns makes it easier for crazy bastards to get guns and kill people with those guns.
You don’t want to kill people? Awesome!
You’re not a violent criminal? Great!
If you’re neither of those things, you shouldn’t have a problem with gun regulation.
If you *do* have a problem with gun regulation, even if you are not a violent criminal who wants to kill people, YOU ARE MAKING IT EASIER FOR VIOLENT CRIMINALS TO GET GUNS AND KILL PEOPLE.
School security guards are becoming more and more necessary because of *your* political views, not because of mine.
You guys are big on “personal responsibility,” correct?
If so, take responsibility for the crazy bastards in *your* group.
Stop blaming “liberals” for problems in *your* group.
(Originally written for and published on my personal Facebook page.)