Allow me to repeat my assertion in a different way. Most of you guys have friends or relatives who you know are not fit to own guns. You do nothing about it for several reasons, you feel it's none of your business, or you feel it's their right to own guns in spite of whatever disqualifying problems they may have. Maybe you even have mixed feelings about it but inertia takes over, you do nothing.What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.
That's where you're complicit.
To clarify for you contentious guys who like to purposely miss my point, but disqualifying problems I mean all those things I itemized on my post The Famous 10% (no link provided because you know where to find it if you want and I'd hate to prove Sean the mindreader right that all I'm looking for is traffic).
I'll change that "most of you guys" to all of you guys. Every one of you knows some gun owner who drinks too much for his own good, or who flies off the handle showing signs of anger problems. You justify not intervening because maybe, let's hope, it never results in a bad scene. How about the prescription medication guys, the ones who've had back problems or depression and got hooked on the medicine. And let's not forget the accident prone.
Of course some of you go much further, you have friends or relatives with violent criminal pasts who seem to have straightened out. What are you going to do, play cop and criticize their desire to exercise a natural human right like everybody else. Of course not. That's why you're all complicit in this.
Monday, December 20, 2010
The Complicity of Gun Owners
Over on Snowflakes in Hell I've been met with the usual resistance. Here's my latest comment on that thread.