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NeoNotes — gun tragedy

I'm not a paranoid gun nut. I despise guns, as regular readers here know.

But yeah, this is an ongoing campaign to take guns away. I think it's despicable and dishonorable to capitalize on tragedy hours after a mass shooting, but hey, what do I know?

I didn't say those things.

Now, if I were saying something, I might start by asking what the NRA has to do with the school shooting in Florida. Or any mass shooting for that matter.

I might ask why the media is fixated on 17 deaths in Florida, but wants to ignore the homicide rate in cities like Chicago.

Or why the focus is on "assault weapons" when most gun crimes use pistols.

Or why the major media doesn't want to discuss the estimated 2.5 million times annually guns are used in self defense by ordinary citizens.

Or the fact that there are at least 100 million American gun owners who didn't use their guns to commit crimes last year.

I might ask why there are more vehicular homicides than gun homicides.

Most importantly, I think I would ask why no one in the major media is asking questions about the mental state of the shooter and why he seems to have fallen through the cracks in the system.

But of course, I am not asking those questions. I am observing that there is a coordinated effort to make guns socially unacceptable and eventually illegal.

I don't like guns, but there is no excuse for trolls or gaslighters. Especially when talking about who should have what rights.

There is an important discussion we need to have. But the victim disarmament groups have their own agenda and don't want to talk about anything else. It's the victims, and the feelings, and how scared they are. Nothing else can be allowed.

You know, that's odd. In the years I've been reading this site, I can remember Mrs. Bookworm censoring less than a handful of posts. Every time they were abusive. Were you abusive?

I don't know of any blog that does not moderate comments. So does Twitter, Facebook, Google YouTube, and reddit.

It wasn't a thousand questions, It was seven comments that could have been questions, and so far ten actual questions.

Tell you what. I put up an entry with those seven non-questions at my political blog. I hereby grant you permission to put up any comment you like provided it's on topic.
NeoNotes are the selected comments that I made on other boards, in email, or in response to articles where I could not respond directly.

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