Nice straw man, Wise. “Ban all guns and make things entirely safe.” Should I even bother responding to Wise’s response to something no one has ever said? Why not?
Wise is ignoring that we take steps to prevent pedophiles from getting to children (unless they’re in the Catholic church, then they’re beyond the reach of the law; but that’s a rant for another day), that we don’t have a society that fetishizes drunk driving (just the opposite; we have awareness campaigns designed to get people to stop and not drive drunk), and we have law enforcement agencies that crack (no pun intended) down on the manufacture, distribution, sale and usage of drugs like cocaine and meth (and since when did those last two represent some huge threat to children?).
In other words, we take steps to prevent any of those from harming kids/people in general. Wise must know this, unless he spends all his time hiding in his basement, waiting for the Mayan apocalypse/UN black helicopters/Obama’s FEMA operatives to end everything he knows and loves. He just has to pretend things aren’t that way in order to maintain his worldview and political stance.
What steps do we take to prevent the mentally ill from mowing down dozens of people with weapons designed for war? Oh, right. None. And Wise knows that as well.
Fuck you, Wise. If you ever want to grow up and have a mature, rational conversation about gun control feel free to join us at the adult’s table. Until then, keep your childish scribblings and “We can’t ban guns because bad things will continue to happen” bullshit to yourself.
(Also, on a tangent, how many minority women are advocating for gun rights? Not all political issues can be easily divided along racial or gender lines, but gun rights and lobbying for same are overwhelmingly a white man’s thing. Just another case of white guys putting their views in the mouths of minorities in order to make it seem the Republican party is not just a bunch of white men.)
On the last bit, I have seen some black people talk about gun control having racist origins, but that’s neither here or there.