This kind of stuff is rampant among the left, and I know that I’m saying a lot about the left recently, but a lot of this garbage has come floating to the surface recently. This is probably no more true when it comes to the gun banning arguments that the liberals make, particularly following well-publicized shootings. Whether or not these shootings are all that common of not seems irrelevant to them, the fact that the media is following the “if it bleeds, it leads” mentality and these gullible idiots are so programmed to look for it in the media, it’s no surprise that this comes up a lot.
And along with the stories come the idiots, like this one who thinks that for gun control, the only way anyone should be given a license for a firearm is to voluntarily take a bullet. Yes, it is as stupid as it sounds. Salon writer D. Watkins thinks that the only way anyone ought to be able to get a permit for a gun is to stand up against a wall and get a bullet through a hopefully-non-lethal body part.
But that’s about as stupid as saying that the only way to get a license to drive a car is to get your ass run over. Or if you want to buy rat poison, you have to be willing to swallow a hopefully-non-lethal amount? After all, there are a lot more vehicular deaths in America than gun deaths and lots more people get poisoned than get shot. But no, they have an irrational fear of guns, therefore, they demand people shoot themselves to get access to a gun.
The problem is, that’s just stupid. The last people you want to give a gun to is a crazy person who is willing to take a bullet, those are people who are abnormal and insane. But of course, liberals don’t think this stuff out very well. Okay, more properly, liberals don’t think very well. They feel. They react. They do not reason. That’s the biggest problem with the liberal mindset, it’s the one that I generally complain about most often because it is absurdly true.
So, D. Watkins, if you want to be allowed to own a pen, please plunge it into your eye first. Or if you want to use a laptop, smash it into your face repeatedly. Prove you really want it. Maybe you’ll just beat yourself into unconsciousness and we won’t have to read any more stupidity from you. Wouldn’t that be nice?