Last night I was walking my dog and I had a thought about guns and the bizarre thinking of the left on this issue. Questions for them came to mind:
1. You always say that we can’t ban abortion because abortions won’t stop, they will just go into back alleys and become unsafe. This acknowledges that when people want something a black market responds by providing what is wanted, but which has been made illegal. Why are laws regarding guns different?
2. You believe we should legalize pot and other drugs because the “war on drugs” is a failure. People who want drugs are willing to break the law in order to get them. People who are willing to break the law by providing them are willing to take extraordinary risks, and engage in violent behavior, to provide them to end users. Why are guns different?
3. You believe that the problem of teen pregnancy and sexually transmitted diseases is best approached by educating kids on the proper use birth control and especially condoms. You recoil in horror at the thought of telling kids they should abstain from sex. Teen sex is out there and there’s no way to stop it. Apparently it is not the sex that is the problem, it’s teaching people how to be responsible about it that is the answer. Yet, with guns, it is the gun that is the problem. It never crosses your mind that perhaps it is a matter of teaching kids the proper use and care of firearms, and firearm safety, as a way to deal with the reality that guns are out there and there’s no way to get rid of them. Why the difference in attitude regarding education of kids about two things that require responsibility?
I’m sure you could think of more occasions where one firmly held position held by the left is analogous to guns, but with guns they hold a completely different point of view.