Those clamoring for “gun control,” particularly right after some spectacular and dramatic shooting, seem to think they are demonstrating how compassionate, enlightened, civilized and responsible they are. In reality, they are doing something which is both foolish and cowardly. Then again, most vocal proponents of “gun control” seem to care more about how they look to others, than they do about actually doing anything useful. (Of course, that is true of almost anyone who loudly and conspicuously advocates a “government” solution to anything.)
First and foremost, pushing a “legislative” solution always amounts to condoning a violent solution. “Laws” are not polite suggestions; they are threats of force. “Gun control,” while usually framed in vague, euphemistic terms by its proponents, is gun violence. It is politicians threatening to send men with guns after any mere peasant who possesses something that the masters say they are not allowed to possess.
But “gun control” advocates are not just ignorant and cowardly; they are also massively hypocritical. I have yet to meet any “gun control” proponent who wants any weapons taken away from agents of the state. Indeed, they very much want “government” enforcers to be heavily armed with all sorts of weapons of war, and then hope they come running when some mere peasant goes berserk.
What makes it worse is that they wear their pathetic helplessness (mental and physical) with such pride, as if it is a badge of honor. The pretend to be anti-violence, while condoning massive state violence all over the place, including against all those people who do take it upon themselves to be unpaid defenders of everyone around them.
“No one needs weapons like this!!”
Every time I hear a “gun control” advocate say something like that, I know he is lying, to himself and everyone else. What he actually means is, “We pathetic little peasants should never be allowed to possess such things, but the political masters and their underlings (who started out as peasants) should definitely have weapons like that, and so much more!”
And that’s both immoral and stupid. It would be more understandable (albeit still naive and misguided) if they wished for some magic button to make all guns disappear, but instead they are proudly cheering to have the most heavily armed gang in the world (the United States “government”) disarming everyone else. In short, they are thinking and acting like stupid, helpless children who are trying to look compassionate.
If you’re too philosophically or physically cowardly to do either, then just quietly hide somewhere and hope that someone with more courage than you, and more weapons than you, saves your sorry ass. But stop projecting your irresponsibility onto everyone else by begging the ruling class to make everyone else as helpless and pathetic as you.