[…] Hysteria and frenzy are clearly the way the politicians and media elites think we should deal with tragedy. These media worthies might better spend their tears and lamentations over the reckless coverage of the tragedy, when speculation, supposition and make-believe were presented as fact. Errors included the wrong number of the dead, the false identification of the shooter, the wrong guns identified, and the way the shooter was dressed. Tragedy was compounded by media ghouls who descended on surviving children and parents, stuffing microphones the size of beer cans in their faces to ask, “how did it feel?” (When tragedy strikes, the hysterics rule | Pruden & Politics)
Contemptible behavior as a reflexive response to calamity is not a characteristic endemic only to the reeking buzzards of the Fifth Estate and Democratic politicians, though those particular unworthies seem to have cornered most of the modern market on it. But in the aftermath of the latest murderous rampage committed by a homicidal whacko using a firearm as his weapon of choice (and not the other way around), many members of academia and the arts have succumbed to blind panic, villifying gun owners who are guilty of nothing, and making it clear that the liberal way of protecting the innocent is, as always, by removing more of their Constitutional rights. A sampling:
Ben Stiller: “Shocked and saddened by what happened today in Connecticut. We have to stop the access to guns in our country.”
Chrissy Teigen: “it’s too easy for a monster to get a gun. solution: NO ONE GETS GUNS. sorry if this is an inconvenience for your complete need to have one.”
Sarah Silverman: “Band-Aids-on-Band-Aids @NRA people want MORE access to guns to combat all the people w access to guns.”
Piers Morgan: “This is now President Obama’s biggest test – will he have the courage to stand up to the American gun lobby?”
Michael Moore: “The way to honor these dead children is to demand strict gun control, free mental health care, and an end to violence as public policy.
Rashida Jones: “Gun control is our only road to freedom. Freedom from the fear of senselessly losing children. … Thanks, gun lovers, for all your hateful tweets…
Flea: “No civilians should be allowed to have guns. none…and i dont think the cops should have guns either…change the constitution…and make quality mental health care free…god bless the children…in many countries the cops have no guns and they do perfectly fine…peace and love to all…heartbreaking…the depth of sadness.
Erik Loomis, PhD, assistant professor of history, University of Rhode Island: [I] want Wayne LaPierre’s head on a stick …looks like the National Rifle Association has murdered some more children … Can [we] define NRA membership as dues contributing to a terrorist organization?
But opinions, as the old vulgarism goes, are like anuses — everybody’s got one, and most of ’em stink. You can’t remove the darkness in the human heart by singing “Kumbaya” or by legislating a return to the days of the longbow and battle axe. While a rational national debate on stopping mass mayhem — one that includes America’s law abiding firearm owners and 2nd Amendment supporters — may or may not be appropriate, one thing is certain: the only surefire way to stop an armed individual is with another armed individual.
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