Ed Shultz and Randi Rhodes have jumped into the fray regarding the Javon Belcher/Jason Whitlock/Bob Costas insanity, with Shultz opining that he’d strip pro athletes of their constitutional rights as a condition of employment, and Rhodes trying to blame the death of a black woman committed by a black man under a black President on white gun owners.
Gun control always has been, is now, and always will be about, two things:
- emotional phobias
- a desire to control the freedom of others
If you remove either element, you no longer have an effective gun control advocate.
Remove the phobia through education and acculturation, and there is no fear. In most instances, those who are exposed to guns and get a chance to fire them in a safe and nurturing environment get “hooked” and become gunnies themselves, a phenomena that seems increasingly apparent as women are not just joining the shooting community in large numbers, but are dominating parts of it. The adage “shoot like a girl… if you can” is no joke.
Remove the desire to control the freedom of others, and well, you’ve cured someone of being a Republican or Democrat. The former are certainly superior to the latter, but both are intent on taking control of your life, just simply at a different pace.