Monster Hunter Nation

I didn’t want to post about this, because frankly, it is exhausting. I’ve been having this exact same argument for my entire adult life. It is not an exaggeration when I say that I know pretty much exactly every single thing an anti-gun person can say. I’ve heard it over and over, the same old tired stuff, trotted out every single time there is a tragedy on the news that can be milked. Yet, I got sucked in, and I’ve spent the last few days arguing with people who either mean well but are uninformed about gun laws and how guns actually work (who I don’t mind at all), or the willfully ignorant (who I do mind), or the obnoxiously stupid who are completely incapable of any critical thinking deeper than a Facebook meme (them, I can’t stand).

Today’s blog post is going to be aimed at the first group…

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6 responses »

  1. Margarita says:

    Thanks, Dan. Hope you and your family have a wonderful holiday together! All the best, xoM

  2. mrsboots05 says:

    I am a teacher. I am scared. I would train and be responsible enough to be willing to carry a gun to protect both myself and my students. We have no security except for a secretary who buzzes visitors through the door and I have never seen her not buzz someone in. We do practice lockdown procedures and as a part of the school safety plan I keep my classroom door locked at all times. I am trained each year on how to diffuse a physically violent student and utilize non-violent physical restraints. But in a moments notice, a weapon would be overpowering and this training would br useless. Schools are gun free zones that have no protection. Even our local hospital has officers that carry guns. Prisoners have more protection than are innocent school children. Thank you for your very informative blog. It’s time we start considering changing the way schools are protected. It’s time to wake up.

    • danbohmer says:

      I think it is important before we ‘do something’ we need to define exactly what our goal is & then analyze the ‘something’ against the ability to achieve the goal. It is difficult for me to understand how more laws & regulations will bring about any desired result unless it is simply to make people feel good because we done ‘something’…which I guess is often the case…good luck on your permit to carry training.

  3. Very good article, I could not have said it better. Thank you for posting this. Merry Christmas to you and your family! Patty

  4. MartyW47 says:

    I hear ya Dan, Folks here are so focused on the gun issue that they miss the fact that the same thing is happening in China, except there they’re using knives. The real problem isn’t guns, it’s what is driving this behavior… Great Post! Merry Christmas!.

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