Wednesday, January 9, 2013

Guns don't kill people?

Of course guns kill people. That's what they are made for. Who in the world is stupid enough to believe that guns don't kill people? The rest of the meme is that people kill people, which is supposed to lead us to assume that guns are harmless little toys and it's no use trying to restrict or regulate them.

Isn't it obvious that guns in the hands of people are really efficient killing machines? Isn't it obvious that crazy people can do a whole lot more damage, death, and destruction with guns than without them? What could Adam Lanza have done without his weapons in hand? I wonder how many war hawks in 2003 would have said that "nuclear weapons don't kill people, people kill people" before we invaded Iraq.

According to the NRA the way to solve the problem of crazy people with too many guns is make more guns available.
The NRA spokesmen are not crazy, appearances to the contrary. The NRA are lobbyists for the gun manufacturers. They want to sell more guns. That's how they get money and power.

The crazy people are the suckers who buy their bullshit. Studies show that simply repeating bullshit often enough to make it sound familiar will persuade many people that it is true. Even if it's patently crazy.

"THE WORLD ENDS THIS WEEK! GIVE ME ALL YOUR MONEY!"  Say it often enough and some poor fool will fork over his life savings.

Guns don't kill people! We need more guns to not kill people and protect us from people who are killing us with guns! Crazy talk. I can't believe how many of my friends believe that shit.