This is a hot topic so I thought I would weigh in. Everyone is talking about the shooting in Orlando and most of it is nonsense. Now, before I say anything, let me say that I'm NOT a right winger or Republican and I don't currently, as of writing this article, own any guns myself.
Whenever a tragedy happens, before the bodies are even cold, everyone has to jump in with their pet agenda. BAN ALL THE GUNS! BLAME WHITE MALES! IT'S THOSE VIOLENT VIDYA GAMES! Every single time. If you bring up radical terrorists or mental illness, you're labled as a bigot.
It's almost like these people are seriously working AGAINST humanity. They try and steer everyone way from actual issues and real solutions just so they can be heard saying something they think sounds good. All they care about is looking like they're so caring and tolerant and progressive.
Let me make this very clear. At least in America, you aren't going to ban all the guns, okay? You aren't. I don't care how much you want to or how much you think the country would be a paradise if you did. It's not going to happen. It's not reality and it's not realistic. Do you realize how many guns we have in the USA? Go Google it. Ask that question and see what answers you get.
There are more guns in the United States than there are people. How are you going to ban them? Magic wand? You gonna teleport them to your safe space with all your hair dye and coloring books? Do you even realize what would happen if the government actually tried to ban guns? You'd have a mob of thousands, perhaps hundreds of thousands of armed people march on DC and take it apart brick by brick.
Guns are part of our culture. It's part of the DNA of this country, it's in the constitution. My personal belief is that the world would be better without guns... but only SLIGHTLY better. I don't think it would be as good as many people might think. If you look at history you'll see that humanity had no trouble at all being shitty and comitting terrible acts before guns were invented. They only help... a little.
We need better early detection and treatment for mental health issues. We need to do a better job routing out radicals in religious groups and defeating organizations like ISIS that, in case you hadn't heard, called for attacks like this during Ramadan.
Listen, maybe you don't believe me after this rant, but I consider myself to be politically liberal. I just gave up on believing in gun control because it's complete fantasy. It's impossible to do and wouldn't do much good anyway. No political idealogy should come before the truth. And the truth is, we aren't going to ban all the guns so stop the bullshit and maybe push for some ACTUAL solutions.
Thanks for putting up with my little rant. What do you think about all this? Leave me a comment below.