In the aftermath of the Connecticut shootings there have been a disturbing number of people calling for shooting the NRA President, bringing his head in on a pike, and generally questioning why no one ever goes and shoots-up an NRA Meeting.
Beyond the irony of ever-civil gun-control advocates calling for the use of firearms to commit murder, there’s the additional irony of obtusely wondering why nobody has gunned down NRA members. That one pegs the stupid-O-meter.
So allow me to say what nobody seems willing to say out loud: If a murderous coward like Nadal Hassan, Jared Loughner, James Holmes, Adam Lanza or anyone else walked into a National Rifle Association gathering with a weapon, they wouldn’t get off a shot and they would likely lose their life. Not. Brain. Surgery.
At some point the left in this country is going to realize the problem is human capacity for violence; not guns, not knives, not drugs, not video games and not gun culture. Blaming guns for the actions of these criminally insane monsters isn’t just missing the point, it’s throwing out the baby with the bath water.
“Think deeper. Cultivate a respect for how to teach compassion, nonviolence and personal responsibility in individual minds.” –Psychiatrist James Knoll