Why outrage over guns and not other forms of violence?

Another mass-killing tragedy has occurred, and even before the smoke cleared the gun-haters were standing on the graves of the unburied victims screaming “gun violence” this, “gun violence” that, “guns are to blame, we need limits, we need confiscation,” etc. It is the predictable pathetic response from the easily scared and mentally weak liberal sheep that take no responsibility for their own safety or defense and who think the government should protect them from everything.

In an obvious attempt to scare everyone else into agreeing with their own self-deluded fear of guns they take to the press and scream for more government “control” of guns. Ironically, it is these same people that scream for less government control of their personal lives. While I understand and share their frustration at the senseless crime that has occurred, I wish they would apply their misguided “logic” equally to the rest of the “violence” that occurs in society.

The next time a drunk driver causes an automobile accident, please refer to it as “car violence.” The next time someone is stabbed, please refer to it as “knife violence.” The next time someone is hit with a hammer, please refer to it as “tool violence.” If you’re going to irrationally blame inanimate objects for the evil actions of their owners, at least have the decency to be consistent about it and not show your internal bias against firearms. And if you are overweight, I do hope that you are blaming your forks, knives, and spoons. Right?

John Ray

Marysville

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