Liberalville, USA is a utopia to some and hell on earth to others. Liberalville is where the minority dictates policies to the majority. Why? It’s simple… WE LET THEM!!!
In Liberalville we place blame on inanimate objects, organizations and groups we have deemed extreme. You might be an extremist if you love traditional American values. We never, ever blame individuals because that would be wrong and hateful. We don’t know what circumstance caused that nut job to kill innocent people, so we cannot judge them because that would be insensitive; so instead we blame the object and/or organization. In cases of shootings we always blame the gun and of course the NRA. Why, because we can and mainstream media just loves the blame game.
It’s much easier to play the blame game than to fix the issue. Yes, our liberal friends would suggest we can fix the gun violence issue by banning firearms. Really, what would this do? It would take firearms out of the hands of law-abiding citizens and make them defenseless victims for our criminals. So what would we suggest? Obviously we have some ideas or we wouldn’t be wasting our time writing this. One solution to our gun violence would be to really punish those who commit crimes with firearms. Novel idea! We do have laws and punishments for criminals who engage in criminal activity. Do those punishments really discourage bad mojo? No, the reward is far greater than the risk. Therefore, crime pays and pays big. We must make the risk of being caught committing a crime scary; scary enough so they think twice. This will greatly reduce gun violence by scaring them straight. Will we still have violence? Yes, not everyone will be afraid of the punishment. There you have it! It’s one of the simplest solutions out there. But wait, this would involve placing blame and punishing an individual. We can’t have any of that now can we? Here’s where we run into issues; Liberalville will continue blaming objects.
Gun violence due to criminal activity is easy, we just covered it and it makes perfect sense. That leaves us with the mentally ill and unstable. How do we deal with gun violence as a result of a mentally unstable person going postal (is that politically correct?) on a crowd of innocents? Here is where we run into the absurd ideas of our friends living in Liberalville. They suggest we ban anyone that has ever taken medication or seen a medical professional for depression from owning firearms. They even suggest individuals that can’t manage their own finances be banned from owning firearms. This of course isn’t to prevent random acts of violence but rather infringe on the largest number of citizens possible. It won’t solve anything but it does achieve their goal. Yes folks, a total ban on firearms is their end game. Don’t let them tell you differently. Guns bad! People owning guns, bad! The mere mention of the word “gun” in Liberalville causes its residence to foam at the mouth and have eye twitches. If you get this reaction from the mere mention of “gun”, how can you expect to have a constructive discussion on solving the issue? You can’t. Trying to prevent an act of violence before it happens is ridiculous, it can’t be done. So what’s the solution? I have no idea and honestly no one has a clue. Maybe we can rely on family and friends to identify persons on the edge. Maybe, but what’s to say that family member or friend is being honest? Maybe they’re seeking revenge or maybe it’s an ex-spouse. Has anyone ever heard of an ex-spouse making up stories to get revenge? I didn’t think so, never happens. Now let’s take a look at the person that determines someone is dangerous to themselves and others. What’s their agenda? Will they be non-biased? Maybe we’ll put together a medical panel to review every person at risk. That could work but where are the guidelines? We simply cannot predict the future and once we start punishing people for something they haven’t done we can never go back. It’s a very slippery slope, one that might cause more problems than it is able to solve.