Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Gun Control and Political Ideology

A few thoughts on the recent atrocities in Arizona:

Did gun control laws stop the shooter in Arizona? Or Virginia Tech? Or Fort Hood? Or any other place in the world where a defective/degenerate type decides to commit murder?

Are regular Americans who own guns responsible for the atrocities committed by a defective/degenerate type? Are the gun manufacturers? Or ammunition manufacturers? Or the retailer that sells firearms and ammunition if all the laws regarding sales of these products are followed?

Is a political ideology which recognizes the sanctity and sovereignty of the individual and his right to his own life responsible for a defective/degenerate who commits murder? Or is an ideology which seeks to debase and control the individual the more likely culprit? How long did it take for certain individuals representing the latter ideology to politicize murder?

Are we not allowed to be angry? Are we not allowed to call out evil when we see evil?

All emotions are acceptable, but certain actions must be restricted or prohibited. That is the nature of freedom in the civil society.

My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families. May they find peace.

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