A favorite trope of the propagandized, Neanderthal gun nut mindset is “More guns will keep us safer.”
Okay, how many guns? Be specific. How many guns? Because guns already outnumber people in this country.
If more guns keep us safer, explain why countries with fewer guns have less violence overall?
If more guns keep us safer, why have there been multiple concealed carriers at multiple live shooter events and they did nothing but hide? We’ve even seen armed police and security officers hide while children were being gunned down. The heroes we hear about have been unarmed teachers and veterans saving others during these WHITE SUPREMACIST TERRORIST EVENTS.
If more guns will keep us safer, who gets to carry those guns?
Where should we have guns? Malls? Churches? Movie theaters? In our living rooms and bedrooms?
If all public events are to require paid “authorized” gun carriers to be present, if they fail to respond, shouldn’t they have an automatic indictment against them?
If civilians can carry guns, how do police tell the “good guys with guns” from the “bad guys with guns”?
How large a gathering should require armed personnel? 100 people? 50? 10? 2?
Do we start REQUIRING people to be armed? Who? Teachers? Preachers? Store clerks? Doctors? Nurses? Daycare workers?
What penalty do we impose for those that do not want to be armed? Should unarmed people be considered terrorists and thrown in jail? For how long?
Do we start a “Stop and frisk” program to make sure everyone IS carrying a gun?
What kind of guns?
Who pays for the guns?
Who pays for the training and accuracy testing?
What happens if you fail the accuracy testing?
How many times should you be allowed to retest?
Who inspects the guns? How often?
If mental health is the problem, shouldn’t anyone who purchases or owns a gun be required to have a mental health examination before purchasing and at regular intervals for as long as they own a gun?
Who makes the decisions on all of this and by what criteria?
Who writes the criteria?
Who do we blame? TV? Movies? Video games?
Then shouldn’t we be placing limits on those?
Who decides the criteria for those limits?
Can a given media have one gun? 12 guns? No guns?
How do we resolve that with freedom of speech and expression?
If we require guns to be on every street corner, in every mall, church, theater, medical clinic, daycare, school, bar, public gathering of any kind, when do we admit that this has become a police state? Martial law? An entire nation which has become a war zone?
Yeah, guns aren’t the problem at all…