Tagged: gun control

Hypocritical Rhetoric on the “Right”

Walmart in the U.S. has decided to play the virtue signal game by vowing to stop selling certain guns and ammunition, and even asking that customers in states with laws permitting the open carrying of firearms cease carrying their guns openly at Walmart stores. In other words, they are choosing to treat everyone who owns a gun as guilty until proven innocent, although...

The Voice of Tyranny

Here is what progressive totalitarianism looks like. Read carefully, for the following statement has so much wrong with it that I am sure I will not come close to exhausting all of its outrages in this one short post: Serious discussions are taking place between House and Senate leadership on meaningful Background Checks. I have also been speaking to…

Might this be your limit, Trumpsters? (Rhetorical Question)

Over the weekend in America, two insignificant nobodies imagined they could make their lives meaningful by shooting dozens of strangers and claiming, to aggrandize their emptiness, that their aimless spiritual suicide was some sort of quasi-political statement. In carrying out their self-damnation, the two insignificant nobodies used guns, much like the ones owned by millions of law-abiding citizens who, in accordance with the...

The Titillation Continues

Pleasure enlivens the desire for more pleasure, filling the soul with an insatiable craving for perpetual repetition, a relentless rhythm of titillation and release as inescapably compulsive as an ever-quickening circle dance.  Yesterday it was El Paso, Texas: X number dead, the more the better, for the greater the number, the more justifiable our obsessive staring, and the greater our access to round-the-clock...

The Right to Bear Arms: Isolating the Targets

American progressives, ever keen to exploit a crisis, even one on the opposite side of the globe, are in breathless outrage mode over gun ownership again in the wake of the “New Zealand massacre.” Meanwhile, just below radar range, anti-republican activists are roving the country looking for soft underbellies to stab with “red flag” laws at the state level, thereby perplexing many conservatives...

Weekend Reflections: Distorted Views

There is no point in trying to explain any of this, but perhaps by placing it all out there in some semblance of order, a coherent picture will emerge in someone’s mind — preferably not the picture that keeps trying to form in my mind as I look at all of it. Donald Trump summarily canceled sanctions his own administration had leveled against...

The Root Cause of Gun Control

Less than one week after an empty shell of a man shot dozens of innocent people in Christchurch, New Zealand, that country’s prime minister has announced a ban on “military-style semi-automatic and assault rifles in tough new gun laws.”  “Tough new gun laws” is the sort of phraseology the progressive media uses to suggest a brave leader’s no-nonsense approach to justice, thereby masking...

Let’s Play the “Root Causes” Game

A young Australian man has shot dozens of people in two mosques in Christchurch, New Zealand, killing most of them. The U.S. media, as is their wont, is keen to blame this on Donald Trump and the National Rifle Association, of course. And that is what the young killer wanted them to do, as he explicitly states in his written explanation of the...

Clutching at Pearls (tight around your neck)

Lindsey Graham, who is either a brave American patriot or a weak-kneed traitor to the republic, depending on whether the Trumpanzees think he is agreeing with Trump this week or not, is currently back in the traitor category again — though in fact he is once again agreeing with Trump. Remember, his status is determined by whether the Trump cult thinks he is...

Weak in Review (not a typo)

Within the past week, Donald Trump has promised to shut down the government if he does not get funding for his meaningless Wall, and then conceded that of course he is not going to shut down the government, and will support a temporary solution that provides no funding for a wall. He has proudly vowed to proceed with phase two of his massive...