Your Utopian Idiocy of the Day

The Cult of Gun Control strikes a stupid cord once again

By now, we all know just how clueless the Parkland kids tend to be. More importantly, though, they’re traveling the country all to display that ignorance.

When I saw a story from their visit to Daytona Beach, Florida, I couldn’t help but be struck by just how idiotic and clueless they are.

A panel of Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School students criticized Legislature’s decision to place one armed school resource officer or trained guardian at every school during a March for Our Lives Road to Change tour stop in Daytona Beach on Sunday, July 15.

“We shouldn’t be reactive,” said Ryan Servaites, a 15-year-old rising sophomore at Marjory Stoneman Douglas. “We should be preventative. We shouldn’t need a good guy with a gun to stop a bad guy with a gun because the bad guy shouldn’t have the gun.”

Ah, what a nice platitude. If only gun control could always stop the bad guys from getting guns. But it doesn’t. Don’t believe me? Take a look at what happened in Paris, France in 2015. France has incredibly strict gun control laws, yet terrorists were able to get fully automatic AKs to commit their heinous attacks.

The fact is, bad guys are going to get weapons of some kind. Even if you did somehow prevent them from getting guns, they’d use something else. It’s a simple fact.

It’s also a simple fact that a good guy with a gun can stop almost all of these attacks. Period.

Alshaibi said the measures being taken now, including arming school staff, adding metal detectors and making students wear clear backpacks, were just “Band-Aid” solutions. The panel agreed.

“When you break it all down, the solution to gun violence is not more guns,” McConnell said.

I know it sounds counter-intuitive, but it’s true. Armed good guys provide a deterrence effect. Why do you think there aren’t mass shootings at places like gun shows, police stations, or gun ranges? It’s because the kind of people who will launch such an attack know there’s a high likelihood of armed people at all of those places, so trying anything there will lead to them getting shot.

Will they ever learn? Unless they start thinking, rather than spewing emotionalistic babble, no.

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