They say there are still people who believe the earth is flat. Despite all the evidence, despite the logic of the earth being a sphere, despite the pictures from space, despite the fact you can fly over the poles — there are some people who still cling to their silly, completely disproved notion of a flat earth. It’s like for some completely unfathomable reason they made the choice to be stupid and will not be moved from that position. It seemed like an urban legend to me — that there were some people out there perhaps pretending to believe in a flat earth, only as a gag — until I saw there were some people with just as stupid and illogical beliefs who I know aren’t part of a hoax: the few people left in the U.S. who still support increasing gun control.
Yes, they are a dwindling few and have been for some time, but they are still out there, and it’s completely inexplicable. And we’re not just talking weirdos on some obscure board on the internet; these are actual public officeholders working on laws. And they are completely unmovable by even the most basic logic and facts.
When states first started passing right-to-carry laws, the gun control people warned of a return to the Wild West where people would shoot each other at the drop of the hat and criminals would become more violent in retaliation. Now, decades later, there are shall-issue laws in at least forty states, where anyone who is not a felon can carry a handgun. Crime has gone down. None of the gun control proponents’ wild-eyed fantasies have come true. The rare outbreak of random violence — the shooting spree — happens almost exclusively in “gun-free” zones. So what are the arguments of pro-gun control people now when there is a proposal to relax gun laws? They use the exact same arguments they used twenty-five years ago as if nothing has changed!
Just look at the cavemen in Chicago panicking that thundersticks are now legal for honest citizens to own. They’re freaking out that now there will be unspeakable violence in their streets. Worse than they have already made things with their gun prohibition laws? Is that even possible? It’s as if they think they are the first city ever in which handguns have been made legal.
Again, decades of data of people being able to carry guns don’t even inform them in the slightest. Facts bounce off their thick heads like pebbles off a tank. If there was even a modicum of truth to their insane, illogical beliefs on gun ownership, wouldn’t they have numerous examples of violent outbreaks to point to in all the states that allow people to carry concealed handguns? But none exist, because all those fantasies were cooked up by morons who don’t understand human behavior or liberty. Most have realized this by now, but there are a few holdouts still clamping their hands over their ears trying to block out reality and reason. I’m not exactly sure when it happened, but being for gun control has gone from a legitimate political viewpoint to mental illness.
Let me say something that is unfortunately still news to some people: The debate over gun control is over. Done. It was over before the Supreme Court told Americans what they already knew about their right to firearms and self-defense. We’ve orbited the earth, showing that it’s round, and the majority of Americans live where any law-abiding citizen can carry a gun and everyone is just fine — better than fine, even, as crime has gone down since this started happening.
And that’s why for the past couple of decades more and more states have added a right-to-carry law and none have taken it away. Eventually, the last few states will give up their anti-liberty stances and recognize Second Amendment rights, too. It’s inevitable. Game over. Democrats don’t even bring up gun control nationally anymore. Even as mindlessly liberal as President Obama can be, he himself signed a bill allowing people to carry concealed in national parks. The issue is resolved. Anyone who doesn’t understand has decided not to understand. The pro-gun control people now get to take their place next to the people who still think the Jim Crow laws were a good idea.
So what happens when someone tries to confront gun control people with basic logic these days? A reporter did ask Mayor Daley of Chicago whether the huge number of shootings showed that the city’s gun ban was ineffective. So what was his response? Daley threatened to stick a rifle with a bayonet up the reporter’s butt to show how “effective” the law was.
So, incoherent rambling and a threat of violence was his response, because what else do gun control people have left at this point? Their brains obviously aren’t working on the same level as normal human beings, as it’s the only way they could resist basic reason and statistics for this long. They can probably barely understand basic human speech anymore, and many people, when they don’t understand things, become frustrated and violent. Hence, Daley.
So what do we do with these people? Unquestionably, they are far too unstable and mentally impaired to hold public office. Should they be committed to a mental institution and observed for their safety and the safety of others? Certainly arguable. I can’t imagine anyone actually saying society wouldn’t be better off with Mayor Daley locked in a padded cell.
And we need science to study their brains. Maybe one day, someone could make a pill which opens up that mental block of pure stupid that has them repeating “Guns are bad!” over and over like that’s an actual argument. Perhaps after a couple of treatments, the wall would finally crack and reason would shine through and they would say, “Wait a second. Criminals, by definition, don’t follow laws, so gun control laws don’t affect them. How did I not see something so obvious? And why did I think a sign saying ‘Gun-Free Zone’ would stop someone intent on shooting up a school? Where does that even begin to make sense?”
Or, alternatively, we could just continue to ignore the gun control proponents, since they’re irrelevant. Yay freedom.