But then once in awhile my faith is restored.
I don’t do faith. These blokes don’t deserve it.
Perhaps this may help restore a little sanity.
Actually, it puts the cart before the horse.
- You don’t restore sanity by compromising on one’s rights.
- You don’t bring about sanity by the “Kollective Kulpability” mentality of punishing over a hundred million people who do no wrong because of the horrifically violent acts of an irredeemable evil few. All that does is breed contempt for the law by punishing the innocent who have never done harm and who have never been irresponsible.
- You don’t HAVE sanity when you think that government which has never been upstanding, compatent, wise, or morally upright about anything is suddenly the only entity which can be entrusted with a monopoly on deadly force. Given their track record for sheer stupidity, if any entity should be disarmed, it’s the government, not the private citizen.
You do restore sanity by avoiding blame shifting and actually holding the criminals accountable for their crimes. You can do even more by not permitting obvious sociopaths on the street. An example of that is the animal who ambushed those firemen on Long Island who was paroled when he should have been welded into a cell for life or executed. (He bludgeoned his own grandmother to death with a hammer.)
We would do even more to restore sanity if we paid attention to all the red flags nutters are throwing up for all to see. These guys who were going on rampages were known to have issues and it’s telling that the one person who refused to deal with Adam Lanza was the gun dealer who turned him down when he tried to buy weapons with false ID.
We could do even more if we just enforce the laws we have on the books with which nobody disagrees. With over 80,000 denials last year on background checks, one has to wonder why only 88 were prosecuted. (And why wasn’t Adam Lanza arrested when he tried to use false ID in the first place? Using false or stolen ID to illegally buy a weapon and falsifying government applications is a felony!)
Don’t talk to me about making new laws until we start using and enforcing the ones which make sense.
I won’t bother giving it a hearing.