I just read some comments from Sherwood Ross, senior headcase, at CounterPunch. Sherwood's comments can be read here. The gist of his article is that no one has a right to grieve for the victims of the Virginia Tech massacre. Why? Because they were Americans and Americans are the problem. He then blathers on about America's so called gun culture followed up by dribble about America's wars of the past century (he even makes us the bad guy in WWII).
I could school this jackass all week about America's involvement in war and how we have held this world together but it would be like trying to drive a paneling nail into a Abrams tank. Aside from that what I would write might just turn out a book.
But the "gun culture" I can handle.
Let's start with the premise of the gun control crowd. Make guns illegal and there will be no gun crime. Let me ask this, If a person is intent on committing a crime (robbery, murder, rape et al) do you honestly think that that person will care that gun possession is illegal? The answer to that question is a resounding NO. That person will get a gun illegally.
The next point made by the anti-gun crowd is usually something along the line of, if we get rid of the illegal guns criminals will not be able to get them. Response: is cocaine illegal? Yes. Do criminals still manage to get cocaine? Yes.
Liberals cannot see this though. They cannot bring themselves to blame criminals for crime so instead they want to blame inanimate objects. They cannot come to grips with the facts. Here are the facts:
-Murder cannot be committed by anything other than a human being.
-Firearms are nothing but paperweights without someone to pull the trigger.
-People killed each other (and in much greater rates) before the invention of gun powder.
History dictates that before guns people killed each other with arrows, before that swords, before that sharp, pointy sticks, before that rocks and before that bare hands.
I've heard comments from the gun control lobby play the "what if" game. they say if guns were illegal the Virginia Tech shootings would not have happened. BS. If guns were illegal, Cho Seung-Hui would have found a gun on the black market, perhaps he would have brought a knife or a machete, regardless of how, he would have killed.
Allow me to give you a what if: What if every professor at that college carried a gun? What if every student carried a gun? Do you honestly think that Cho Seung-Hui would have been able to kill 32 people? Me neither.