Goodreads | Emmett J. Saranac Lake, NY’s review of Do Not Ask What Good We Do: Inside the U.S. House of Representatives.
“The only thing that stops a bad guy with a gun is a good guy with a gun,” said Wayne LaPierre, the N.R.A.’s vice president and most visible spokesperson. Gee, Wayne, thanks for the sound byte, but fuck you. There are many things that stop a bad guy with a gun. The bad guy might have a…
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Ah, the NRA. The Gun Culture. What a whole bunch of strange, strange motivations lead people to own guns. But I won’t get into that here. My intent in this essay is to follow an NRA argument to its logical conclusion, which will become, in effect, a reductio ad absurdam. I will construct this argument in classic Socratic form….
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Children get mowed down like clay pigeons just so adults with sexual inadequacy issues can play with guns and make themselves feel virile enough to face life.
The Newtown murders have removed the excuse for not re-examing the 2nd Amendment. The Framers did not consider semi-automatic weapons; we don’t need them.