Cognitive Dissonance

"Democracy! Bah! When I hear that I reach for my feather boa!" - Allen Ginsberg

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In America today, there is a much longer waiting period for discussing guns after a tragedy than buying guns before it.

Mrs. Betty Bowers, America’s Best Christian.

And can we please drop the BS about “Guns don’t kill people, people kill people” sometime soon? Please? If that were truly the case, all I’d have to do when I wanted to shoot someone is point my finger and go *BANG* multiple times. The person supplied the intent, the gun provided the mechanism.

In some cases, there’s no intent. A toddler picks up a gun carelessly left out and shoots a playmate. Playmate dies. We fall all over ourselves saying it was a terrible accident. But by right-winger standards, that child is totally guilty of murder y’all. See, the gun didn’t kill the other kiddo, that toddler did it!

Guns kill people all the time. And there’s a lot of guns that don’t every single day. But to say guns don’t kill people is factually wrong and intellectually dishonest. Someone pulls the trigger, purposefully or not, and that gun became a mechanism of murder. It enabled the killing of another human being.

Got it?

(Source: cognitivedissonance)

Filed under shooting guns politics gun control America Second Amendment

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