GUN CONTROL: We must take fast action! Harumph harumph harumph…

I didn't get a harumph outta that guy!
I didn’t get a harumph outta that guy!

Popular Response To Mass Shootings: FAST ACTION!

“We must take action now! Harumph harumph harumph!”

Anyone familiar with handling a boat that hits whitewater knows the wrong reaction to hitting turbulence is a LOT more dangerous than none. The same applies with passing well meaning but ill-considered legislation.

I’m constantly amazed when I see folks that might otherwise be considered sane tell me that we need more gun laws because shooters keep shooting folks in gun free zones.

Ummm, does that not raise even a slight bit of doubt in your mind as to the effectiveness of what you humorously call a “gun free zone“?

What seems to be the problem? If it’s “gun free” how is there a “shooter”?

  • They didn’t post enough signs?
  • Should they print them in a different color for visibility?
  • Was the font too small for the shooter to read?
  • Is it a literacy issue?

If gun free zone signs are an effective method of disarming bad guys, shouldn’t the military post them in Iraq to disarm ISIS? If not, please explain why they’re useless as tits on a boar hog elsewhere, but a brilliant solution here.

But instead of carefully taking stock of what works and what doesn’t, we see hair-on-fire demands to do something, anything, immediately! And so we collectively double down on prior mistakes.

gas on fireAny shooting instructor will tell you it is impossible to miss your opponent fast enough to kill him. Speed cannot take precedence to hitting the target. That same lesson applies to laws about guns. It doesn’t matter how fast you pass ineffective “solutions“.

Also worthy of note: Solutions that repeatedly fail to fix a problem are not solutions, and solutions that actually exacerbate the problem are called “problems“.

Gas may look a lot like water, but it’d be nice if we quit trying to use it to put out fires.

I'm Rob Jones... and I approve this message.
I’m Rob Jones… and I approve this message.

Gun Control Advocates Ignore Reality Named “Chicago”

SCENE 1: 13 Shot in Navy Yard
Monday everyone watched breathlessly as news reports followed a shooting in a military facility where 13 (including the gunman) lost their lives in a hail of gunfire. Journalists, Democrats and other leftwing creatures quickly began to soberly debate the whether to blame AR15s or the NRA for the violence.

You can always depend on the media. There is no such critter as an AR15 Shotgun.
Media at work. There is no “AR15 Shotgun”. Anywhere.

The only one shot with an AR15 was the gunman, but that point eluded those who mounted podiums to call for a ban on “military style assault weapons”. There was great consternation when it turned out the guy used a shotgun. Ruined the narrative, but the talk traversed to a mythical instance of the gunman TRYING to buy an AR15 and getting turned down. A triumph for gun laws at last! That story, like the AR15 he supposedly used, proved false too.

Still the calls for gun control rage on, fueled by the Navy Yard shooting, where unfortunately we had Marines who could have returned fire… had they not been disarmed by a politically correct policy.

SCENE 2: 13 Shot in Chicago Park
Apparently the shooting in Chicago will not be the primary focus for the gun-grabber crowd, as shootings in Chicago are actually rather commonplace. Chicago has 2 claims to fame on that score. It is the gun control capitol of the US. It is also the shooting crime capitol of the US… per the FBI.

Meanwhile, Chicago holds dual titles, Gun Control Capital of the Nation, and Gun Violence Capital

Despite having a virtual ban on firearms in the hands of civilians, in 2012 there were more shooting deaths in Chicago than US troops lost in Afghanistan. So if the gun control crowd were swayed by actual statistics they’d quit telling us citizens need to be subject to Chicago style gun laws and just issue all non-criminals a select fire M-16 and body armor. That model is apparently safer than their Chicago tactics.

Just another note on failed gun laws…

The guy Chicago elected to clean up the problem in 2011 was Obama’s advisor Rahm Emmanuel. He’s implemented more gun control, and the crime wave increased massively. But hey, why pay attention to reality?

Rahm "Never let a good crisis go to waste Emmanuel and friend
Rahm “Never let a good crisis go to waste” Emmanuel and friend

Gun grabbers have their idea of how things *should* be, and they are never deterred by pesky little things like “facts”.

I'm Rob Jones, and I approve this message.
I’m Rob Jones, and I approve this message.