Gun control as Orlando denial

A friend writes to tell me that the father of the Orlando massacre shooter is running for president of Afghanistan. So of course the answer is more gun control in the U.S.

I wrote back to say, Mark Steyn: Civilizations become too stupid to survive. Here’s how social media help us be stupid. (They censor people who want to live.)

Reality check: Obviously, gun control is a distraction. Gun control does save lives – in situations where no one seriously intended to kill anyone else anyway.

= In a drunken row at a campground, hiding the weapons would mean that guys punch each others’ lights out and end up in the ER rather than shoot someone and end up in the pen.

I’m nervous about the persistence of the distraction of gun control, as a response to the Islamist threat.

The Islamists are quite open about their goals. Why can’t we discuss them honestly among ourselves?

See also: Islam and denial: Madam, have you no shame?

  • Gun control is about control period. It has nothing to do with guns.

    • I’d like to put “Orlando denial” up there with “Stockholm syndrome” People co-operating with their own doom by adopting a completely irrational perspective on the problem and possible solutions.

  • mauser 98

    “Three people were arrested with multiple loaded guns, rifles and ballistic vests at the Holland Tunnel Tuesday”

    update ….oops

  • Hard Little Machine

    Let ISIS and the gays who love them sort it out.

  • Billy Clint Blanchette

    You think that terrorists should be able to buy guns? That’s the gun control that the Republicans and by the looks of it, Blazing Cat Fur are opposing. People who are a safety risk and denied the right to fly on commercial airlines should not be able to buy guns. That too is gun control.

    • moraywatson

      If we define “terrorist” to mean every totalitarian-supremacist-muslim on the planet, then I am for terrorist “gun control”.

    • infedel

      It is about those that make the list without due process and in unaccountable secrecy; keep in mind the left says the Christian right and supporters of the USA Constitution are viloent extremist/terrorist.

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    So…the old sack of s*** is running for Caliph of the biggest prison craphole on the Planet? Watch him play up the mass murder to get himself elected…. He and his are Lions of iSlam, get it?

  • moraywatson

    Sorry, but if someone wants to “punch my lights out” around the “campfire”, why shouldn’t I have a gun to answer with ? And does your dismissive attitude extend to a “gal” getting her lights punched out around the “campfire” by a guy ?