The answer to all the world's problems, wait for it, is more guns
Tell that to those dying with the onslaught of ISIS
Tell that to those dying in Israel and Palestine
Tell that to those dying in the Ukraine.
Tell that to those dying in various wars in Africa.
Tell that to those burying their dead.
Tell that to the millions who have died in countless bloody wars.
What we need is.... more weapons! More people with guns!
It is enough to make you cry.
It is a never ending cycle, more guns, more dead bodies.
Then we end up with police behaving as if they are urban warriors, we have half baked weekend warriors pointing guns at the same.
You really want to take away the possibility of a tyrannical state imposing a dictatorship, disarm them. Why escalate the situation so that at certain times the police force of the state have all the appearances of an occupying army.
The only thing the right wing nuts have going on between the ears is a whole load of hate and their only solution is to meet force with force. History is littered with the bloody remains of such logic. History is littered with corpses resulting from good intentions, my religion/ideology is the only one, convert or die. God is on our side, death to the heathens. We are right they are wrong, just die.
We then invent weapons so terrifying that we swear to use them only in self defense, even if it means our own ruin anyway.
In many parts of the world it is easier to get weapons than clean drinking water, whole areas are controlled by warring militias. The result? Thousands of brutalized men, women and children every goddamned day.
Yes, but only good guys should have them.
Now I really do want to cry.