Where does this "freedom hating" jargon come from from David & his ilk here? The NRA?
The term is intended as an equal opposing epithet to "gun nut".
But tell me, weren't those people at the cinema on Friday night also "freedom lovers", just out for an innocent evening's enjoyment?
Why should some disturbed person who legally bought arms & caused 12 deaths & such trauma impinge on them excercising their freedoms?
I fully expect that the law will severely punish the person who carried out the massacre.
I realize that the Columbine shooters were not among the people who were being brutally bullied at that school, and were thus not "victims lashing out at their tormenters".
However, the very fact that such cruel bullying was happening unchecked at the school clearly indicates what an unhappy place it was. Perhaps that entire brutal climate influenced the shooters even though they were not directly victims of the brutality.
Today, to try and get my head around this "freedom hating" thing I Googled
freedom haters & gun control
. This is one of the threads that I found.
It is called "Ammoland".
I thought for a moment you had found that great website that sells "police only" ammo to anyone who wants it, but that's a slightly different URL.
What sort of response is that?
Prayers for the families of the victims.
Anger at theatre bans that stopped "law abiding citizens from arming themselves".
Anger at the "deranged lunatic" who was able to perfectly legally acquire his weapons (& use them).
And mostly, anger at the "gun control vultures" who are trying to respond to this latest tragedy.
Is it just me, or do folk of this ilk seem weirdly & alarmingly out of touch with reality?
Their views look OK for the most part. This theater attack would be a difficult threat to arm against though.
Theater goers would have probably needed to be already holding full-length rifles in their hands (or readily available within arms reach) during the movie in order to penetrate his armor in time to stop him.
So far I have not been able to come up with a plausible way to make that work. I'm still mulling it over, but it may be a problem with no valid solution.
Why aren't they advocating responsible acquisition & use of guns?
(Given that an all out ban on guns appears to be unrealistic at this point in time ... if at all. Who knows?)
Will never ever be allowed to happen in the US.
We're about to have the Supreme Court start enforcing our right to carry guns in public, even in major cities.