And he says that as if it is a good thing.

One Michael Lind, that is:

When the vast majority of kids grow up watching video games instead of hunting and fishing and have parents who teach them to tell the teacher about a bully instead of whooping his ass, I think opposition to sensible gun regulation will collapse, everywhere except among the craziest militia types.

Huh. There are those of us who might think such dissociation from the real world and running to authority figures instead of taking care of our own issues is one of the things that’s wrong with this country. I think if we had more parents who taught their kids like Ambulance Driver’s mother taught him, we’d honestly be a lot better off.

But now that I think about, the whole “hunting vs. video games” bit is more than a little bit, shall we say, off. Why?

Because of this. Gun culture isn’t what it used to be. People don’t buy guns mainly for hunting so much anymore. The self- and home-defense uses of guns have come back into the public eye in a big way in the last 10-plus years, especially since 9-11 and Hurricane Katrina. A lot of people have awakened to the reality that the police can’t always be there when you need them to be. Add to that the fact that, hey, the AR-15 and rifles like it can be used for hunting as well as home defense, and you have a whole different atmosphere. Now, the anti-gunners will say, “We don’t want to ban your hunting rifle,” and a lot of people are rightly going to say, “The hell you don’t! Not only that, but you also want to ban the guns I use to defend myself and my family with!” Put another way, they’re going to see that old canard as the line of bullshit that it is.

Will it continue? We’ll see. But I don’t think it’s nearly as simple as Mr. Lind thinks it is.

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2 Responses to “And he says that as if it is a good thing.”

  1. Robert De La Rosa Says:

    My comment:

    Accidental Deaths

    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171

    Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    Now think about this:

    Guns

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that’s 80 million)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188

    Statistics courtesy of FBI

    So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

    Remember, ‘Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.’

    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT

    Almost everyone has at least one doctor. This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!

    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

    Out of concern for the public at large, We withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

    Subject: Accidental Deaths

    Here is my point about gun control:

    Accidental Deaths

    (A) The number of physicians in the U.S. is 700,000.

    (B) Accidental deaths caused by Physicians per year are 120,000.

    (C) Accidental deaths per physician is 0.171

    Statistics courtesy of U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services.

    Now think about this:

    Guns

    (A) The number of gun owners in the U.S. is 80,000,000. (Yes, that’s 80 million)

    (B) The number of accidental gun deaths per year, all age groups, is 1,500.

    (C) The number of accidental deaths per gun owner is .0000188

    Statistics courtesy of FBI

    So, statistically, doctors are approximately 9,000 times more dangerous than gun owners.

    Remember, ‘Guns don’t kill people, doctors do.’

    FACT: NOT EVERYONE HAS A GUN, BUT

    Almost everyone has at least one doctor. This means you are over 9,000 times more likely to be killed by a doctor as by a gun owner!!!

    Please alert your friends to this alarming threat. We must ban doctors before this gets completely out of hand!!!!!

    Out of concern for the public at large, We withheld the statistics on lawyers for fear the shock would cause people to panic and seek medical attention.

    Now we can talk about alcohol and it effects of killing. I’m more likely afraid to drive at night on our highways because of the fear of some dumbass drunk like a skunk driving my side of the roadway killing me or my love ones. In the end he pays $1,000.00 fee and is back on the road again.

  2. southtexaspistolero Says:

    I’m more likely afraid to drive at night on our highways because of the fear of some dumbass drunk like a skunk driving my side of the roadway killing me or my love ones. In the end he pays $1,000.00 fee and is back on the road again.

    Oh God, yeah, especially here in San Antonio. That sort of thing seems to be almost an epidemic here.

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