Monday, December 17, 2012

2nd Amendment Collateral Casualties - Sandy Hook Elementary School, Newton CT  14 Dec 2012
....."Now is not the time to talk about gun control.".....

It’s been 3 days since the Portland mall shooting.
It’s been 48 days since the Aurora, Colorado movie theater shooting.
It’s been 132 days since the Sikh Temple shooting in Wisconsin.
It’s been 777 days since the shooting of Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona.
It’s been 1,136 days since the Fort Hood shooting.
It’s been 2,070 days since the Virginia Tech shooting.
It’s been 4,988 days since the Columbine shooting.

Tell me, when will be a good time to talk about gun control?

(image by the Black Rose)

Newtown Massacre Is The Price We Pay For The Second Amendment

People who ask “Well if gun control laws don’t work, why even have laws” are ignoring that that is a point brought up by Peter Kropotkin in Law and Authority. Laws don’t prevent murder. Most people won’t murder anyone for any reason, and those that would would disregard the laws against murder. Custom and compassion are what typically prevent us from breaking laws, not fear of punishment, or some moral imperative against breaking laws.  Laws don’t prevent action, they only provide the basis for punishment for that action.