As everyone other than the US Government has at the moment, I’ve been discussing solutions to the continuing spree murders in the United States. During one thread, someone who espoused the view that gun ownership isn’t even a contributing factor asked what they were supposed to do to stay safe if they didn’t have guns. The answer to me seemed rather clear.
Call the police.
They however, didn’t agree that was a good answer. Not because they didn’t believe the police had the resources to respond to immediate threats, but because they didn’t trust the police.
Which, given their arguments about needing a gun to protect against ‘BLM and other terrorists’, struck me as ironic.
And un-American. All those people bunkering down alone instead of relying on a public service formed of other Americans. Forgetting that the Constitution starts with “We, the people…” not “I, the isolationist…”
The problem isn’t guns. It’s institutional paranoia. A misinterpretation of the Constitution that says the answer to disagreements, disappointments, and diaper rash is to shoot until the problem goes away; that says the postman might be your enemy so shoot them if they approach your letter box just to be on the safe side.