Friday, December 28, 2012

Dear Gun Control Advocate

Dear Gun Control Advocate,

You are a hypocrite. I'm tired of listening to your whining about how the "safety of children" trumps the rights guaranteed us by the US Constitution. Your agenda has nothing to do with protecting children, and everything to do with your misguided belief that human beings are inherently flawed, and only the guidance of your superior intellect will make society work.

I'm sick of hearing how we have a duty to protect the most vulnerable in society, even at the expense of the desires or rights of adults. Where were you when 491 babies were left to die? That got no attention from you. Were those infants not "the most vulnerable"? Were their deaths less horrifying because it took them hours to slowly die of hypothermia and dehydration, rather than going quickly in a hail of bullets? Were the not just as worthy of protection as the children who died in Connecticut?

Apparently not, because you have nothing to say on the matter. And I suspect the real reason is that if you decide that the 491 reported murders (and God knows how may more are unreported, especially in this country where we don't keep any records on this sort of thing) - if you decide that we must take action to "protect the most vulnerable in society" the inescapable conclusion is to limit abortion "rights", not gun rights.

And that is a right you hold far too sacred to risk touching.

So if you want to legislate to protect innocent children, first do something about the 3,000 or so murdered each day in this country, whose lives and deaths you ignore, who to you aren't worthy of even a footnote let alone a headline. Then you can talk about guns.

Holy Innocents, you died before you were old enough to know what life means, pray for all children who die young that God may gather them into His loving arms.


You're right, and it's the nature of the news and the nature of how we get scared.

Stuff like high profile incidents of gun violence and terroristic acts get a lot of attention. So even though they take down WAY fewer lives per year than car accidents, diabetes, abortion, etc., they get so much attention that people get more worried about them. and demand something be done...

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