Gun owners have a chance to be compassionate …

WHEN UNSPEAKABLE VIOLENCE IS ENACTED UPON INNOCENTS, SAY, IN A SCHOOL OR MOVIE THEATRE, AND THE SURVIVORS AND THE FAMILIES OF THE VICTIMS, IN THE THROES OF PAIN AND ANGUISH, WANT TO ASK, “WHY DID THIS HAPPEN?,” “HOW DID
THIS HAPPEN?,” AND “WHAT CAN WE DO TO PREVENT THIS FROM HAPPENING AGAIN?,” AND ONE OF THE AREAS THEY (STILL WE) FOCUS THEIR SCRUTINY IS THAT OF THE HIGHLY EFFICIENT WEAPONS OF WARFARE THAT ARE CASUALLY AVAILABLE TO US CITIZENS OF THE UNITED STATES, THEN WE FRIGHTENED GUN OWNERS HAVE THE CHANCE TO BE HUMAN AND SAY, “OKAY, THIS IS A HORRIBLE TRAGEDY. LET’S OPEN UP A CONVERSATION HERE.” INSTEAD, I’M SURMISING, OUT OF FEAR, WE THROW UP OUR DEFENSES AND BEHAVE IN A VERY CONFRONTATIONAL WAY TOWARD SUCH A CONVERSATION , CITING THE SECOND AMENDMENT AS THE ULTIMATE PROTECTION OF OUR RIGHTS, NO MATTER HOW RIDICULOUSLY MURDEROUS THE FIREARM, WHICH, UNFORTUNATELY, MAKES US LOOK LIKE DICKS.
NICK OFFERMAN

Nick Offerman on guns

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