No links here, but I’ve been seeing something around the tubez lately that makes me cautious.
The kid who did the elementary school shooting: Seems he was crazy as Zoe on military-grade catnip, right? Okay, well, crazy happens. It’s tragic, but there it is. There are gunbloggers out there screaming, “Don’t take my guns, institutionalize the crazy people!” And despite my own proclivities I’ll go ahead and agree that, rhetoric aside, there certainly are people who for everybody else’s sake really shouldn’t be armed. There are people who shouldn’t even be on their own, for their own sake.
And yet. Who makes that call?
Seriously. Whom do you know, who’s completely trustworthy with that power?
Forced institutionalization has been done, and not only in this country, and everybody knows it. It may actually do some good in some individual cases. But the potential for abuse is blood-curdling.
commies progressives are right about one thing, you know. Liberty and safety are not always compatible. One of the corollaries of that statement is even more true: Tyranny and safety are NEVER compatible. But by the time you figure that out, it’s too late to go back.
I’d rather go into each of my days armed against the possibility of having to defend myself against something bad, than to fear the protection of a force against which there is no useful defense.