The right-wing cannot make up its mind when it comes to gun control. When Senator Dianne Feinstein introduced the new assault weapons ban measure in the Senate, the right-wing went ballistic, claiming that the government was out to “take our guns” and “throw us into FEMA camps.”
So color us surprised when today the argument from the right shifted. Now their problem is that the government isn’t taking away all guns. To be specific, now they are throwing a fit because the bill specifically exempts weapons used by government officials, law enforcement and retired law enforcement personnel. You got that right, their issue is that government workers and officials, such as, oh, the armed forces and police, may keep using military style weapons. Expanding on that point, they obviously must believe that the military should be disarmed, if not outright disbanded, immediately, in the wake of the Sandy Hill shooting.
What this is, folks, is a case of “crybaby syndrome.” If dangerous, mentally unstable people who aim to kill innocent children are not given free rein to own military grade weaponry, then the right-wing pundits believe that nobody, not even our armed forces, should have that right. This is an extreme form of yet another syndrome: the “Taking My Ball And Going Home” syndrome. They are clearly compensating for something.
The people arguing for unrestricted gun ownership will not stop at simply having the right to deny another of the right to life, they aim to be able to have that right over multiple people, preferably at the same time. It is some kind of sick fetishism for them, these death peddlers. They don’t want to have to serve their fellow citizens as a military soldier, but they have fantasies about being one. They want all of the power, without any of the responsibility.
So how long before they start throwing a fit because they are denied private Death Star ownership?
Feel free to follow Nathaniel Downes on Facebook.