It seems everywhere we turn, there’s a news story about some sort of shooting in such and such a place, and that someone is places the blame one something other than where it needs to go.
The media will blame guns, violent video games, even violent movies. Anything but the person or persons responsible.
Seriously? You’re blaming tragedy on an inanimate object or a type of art? Guns don’t kill people, the person pulling the trigger kills people. Video Games don’t kill people, the unstable minded person that can be influenced by a friggin’ game is the murderer. Violent films don’t kill people, we don’t put film directors on trial because the sandy hook shooter might possible seen anyone of thousands films before he went postal.
But will the media listen?
And lets not forget Peirs Morgan. Who’s Peirs Morgan? Look him up, but here’s what he said on the matter of gun control, (From his Wikipedia article)
“On 19 December 2012, soon after the Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting, Morgan, when interviewing Larry Pratt on his gun control views, called him a “stupid man” and “a dangerous man espousing dangerous nonsense” after Pratt argued that the best way to combat crime in the USA was to have more guns. This prompted a petition calling for Morgan to be deported from the country. By 24 December, the petition, posted on the White House website, had over 30,000 signatures. Morgan later said on Twitter that banning assault rifles and high-capacity magazines was “common sense” not anti-constitutional. As of 8 January, the petition had gathered 107,752 signatures. A later counter-petition created by Janusz J. quickly gathered several hundred supporters. Janusz argued that Morgan should not be deported, firstly because his opinions were protected under the First Amendment, secondly because “no one in the UK wants him back”, and thirdly because it would be “hilarious to see how loads of angry Americans react”.
Morgan subsequently said in a column published in the British newspaper The Mail on Sunday that he would consider leaving the United States if gun laws were not changed. “If you don’t change your gun laws to at least try to stop this relentless tidal wave of murderous carnage, then you don’t have to worry about deporting me,” he wrote. “Although I love the country as a second home and one that has treated me incredibly well,” Morgan continued, “I would, as a concerned parent first—and latterly, of a one-year-old daughter who may attend an American elementary school like Sandy Hook in three years’ time—seriously consider deporting myself.”
Morgan had an interview on 7 January 2013 with the creator of the petition, radio host Alex Jones, on Morgan’s show Piers Morgan Tonight. Josh Levs of CNN described it as a “fiery exchange”. Two days later, in an interview on BBC’s Newsnight, Morgan defended his position and said he had no regrets.“
Deported? Really? Lets take a look at another Wikipedia article,
“Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the Government for a redress of grievances.”
I seems a lot of my right winged brother have forgotten what they are screaming to protect. Freedom of speech, as long as I approve of what you say, is what people like James Yeager and others like him are preaching to the rest of the country. Trust me, I agree with a lot of what they have to say, even some of their more fringe stuff. But seriously dude, saying this sort of thing will get all of our guns taken away.
Thanks Jimmy for spreading the misconception that all us gun enthusiasts really are no-holds-barred insane.
Of course there’s always the “AHMAHGAHDVIDEOGAMESAREOFSAAAAATTTAAAANNNNNN!!!!!!!” argument. if you can call it an argument. ಠ_ಠ
Really? Video Games? You’re really gonna blame Columbine, Virginia Tech, Sandy hook and Aurora on friggin'<Sarcasm> Pac-Man?!</Sarcasm>
Alright, see y’all later.
I’ll touch more on the Video Game argument later.