The same cartoon would apply to the other recent horrific events as well. Sandy Hook SCHOOL, Ft Hood MILITARY BASE, Aurora, CO THEATER ... all gun free zones.
The point is that too many people want to blame guns and refuse the look at the people using them in this way.
The Ft Hood incident was caused by a clear, but unacknowledged Islamist terrorist with his own agenda, but the others were caused by individuals with mental stability problems. Some were obsessed with violent video games; some heard voices; but all gave worrisome and ignored signs before they killed.
The “cop killer” in California earlier this year didn’t go to a gun free “killing” zone, but even he had stability issues.
Guns don’t aim themselves and pull their own triggers. Movies and video games don’t make sane people think their real world has been transformed.
Producers of violent movies and video games should be put out of business by lack of sales. But, as long a people want these goods and parents fail to instill positive values into their children and get help for them when needed, nothing will change.
Politicians can point to guns, or movies, or video games, but until everyone is willing to accept that there are unstable, dangerous people in the world, they are just spinning their wheels.
"If there's ever a problem," Biden said he told his wife Jill, "just walk out on the balcony here--walk out, put that double barrel shot gun and fire two blasts outside the house -- I promise you whoever is coming in ... You don't need an AR-15, it's harder to aim, it's harder to use...Buy a shotgun! Buy a shotgun!"
Looks like the left's latest crazy nut job took Joe at his word.
What's next for the VP, Buy a slingshot, Buy a slingshot??
When will they ever learn? It's never been about guns. It's about mental health. Always has been. Always will be.
Sane people don't do things like that.
Joe was right about one thing. You don't need the "dreaded" AR-15 to wreak havoc on unarmed, defenseless people.
Or do like they do in other places where guns are banned ... buy a knife! Buy a pressure cooker! Use your fists! Make a vest! Use your car! There are many ways to accomplish the same thing.
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