Reasoned gun control opinion

“I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).”

Larry Correia’s An opinion on gun control is getting good reviews. He starts with a description of the base problem: “willfully ignorant” or “obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking” and decides that he needed to address instead those “people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work”. That last group is rather difficult to find, at least as far as one can see in the surface media. The first two are all too evident.

The is indeed a conversation about violence in society, the role of guns, and related issues. The current flare-up does seem to be a bit broader in scope than in the past as it is not so one sided. In this, there is hope.

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