The left always says they want things like gun control or health care “for the children”, but they sure do want them to die.
First, from a journalism professor at the University of Kansas:
First off, he’s wishing death to children, because somehow he’s decided that the children of NRA members are deserving of death. Why? Because he has assigned blame for the actions of a murdering madman in DC (a gun-free zone, remember) to the NRA. “Journalism” professor David Guth clearly does not understand that the NRA is an anti-murder organization. The NRA offers training for John Q. Public and Officer Murphy alike in order to help provide them with self-defense skills to avoid being murdered. But Guth is one of those enlightened, anointed intellectuals to whom “guns are bad, m’kay”, and thus any organization which is pro-gun must also be held accountable for the actions of anyone using a gun. Sort of like blaming Boeing for 9/11.
Second, it’s idiotic in a practical way. As a leftist, he’s blaming the NRA for the actions of a madman and feels that the NRA is responsible, feeling that the NRA’s push for self defense rights are the reason murders happen. The problem here is that if NRA members have their way, madmen are stopped PDQ. The NRA’s School Shield program offers training and assistance to any school that wants to have an active defense. There have been a few schools in states like UT and TX that have started offering the ability for teachers to carry firearms at school, which offers an immediate response to a madman. Liviu Librescu saved a lot of kids by sacrificing himself to barricade a door, a courageous and selfless act of a hero. But Nick Meli saved a lot of people by presenting an armed threat to a madman and didn’t have to sacrifice himself. Thing is, this journalism professor is angry, but he can’t even see that if the NRA gets its way (which he hates), then the children of NRA members won’t have to deal with this threat at all.
He is demonstrating the leftist media-academia mentality of feeling over thought. He wants people to feel pain because he thinks all it takes is for them to feel and they’ll come to his side and share his feeling, that guns are bad, m’kay. It’s flawed to begin with, rests on an infantile understanding of human nature, and is not just reprehensible, but bonesnappingly stupid. It’s also entirely impossible for him to understand that the real problem is that good people are left defenseless, and beyond the madman, fault lies with those who left good people defenseless. Dr. Suzanna Hupp explained this to congress once, but not all of them listened.
Also, last I checked, God is probably more likely to damn people who wish death to others’ children, but maybe Guth stopped reading right around the part with Pharoah not letting people go, and he didn’t understand what the other warnings like the frogs were about.
Or he could be a leftist lunatic who wants your kids to die for revenge so you can feel pain.
Chancellor Bernadette Gray-Little on Friday issued a statement regarding Associate Professor of Journalism David Guth.
“In order to prevent disruptions to the learning environment for students, the School of Journalism and the university, I have directed Provost Jeffrey Vitter to place Associate Professor Guth on indefinite administrative leave pending a review of the entire situation. Professor Guth’s classes will be taught by other faculty members,” Gray-Little said in the statement.
That’s a start. The Kansas Senate majority leader is calling for his removal. But Professor “Death to Your Kids” doubled down by defending his words by saying you’re too stupid to understand him.
‘If you look at how I structured the statement, I didn’t really bring [the NRA’s) children into it,” he said. “I carefully structured the statement to make it conditional, but apparently it was too much of a nuance for some people.” Guth went on to say, “I don’t want anybody harmed. If somebody’s going to be harmed, maybe it ought to be the people who believe that guns are so precious that it’s worth spilling blood over.”
It takes work to lie that much.
He posts his explanation on his blog that make things even more clear. First off, he’s wearing a Maryland shirt, which makes a lot of sense. Most Kansans, even the leftiest leftist in Lawrence, aren’t liable to become his brand of violent, hate-filled idiot.
I am angry, frustrated, sad and determined. The news of the senseless slaughter today at Washington’s Navy Yard has me again questioning how we can let this madness continue. Frankly, I don’t care if I am criticized for being too quick to judge, too harsh in my criticism or too strident in my tone. The time has passed for niceties and tact. The blood spilled today is on the hands of the National Rifle Association. I don’t care how the NRA tries to spin this. One fact is undeniable: The NRA has championed a gun culture that is shredding our nation’s moral authority like armor-plated bullets ripping through flesh. Is that imagery too graphic for you? It is no worse than what we are seeing every night on our television screens. Do our citizens have a right to bear arms? Certainly, that’s what the Constitution says. But as it is with every other right enumerated in the Bill of Rights, there are limits. A person’s right to go about his or her job at the Navy Yard – or for that matter to attend an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – trumps any individual’s right to stockpile weapons of mass destruction in the name of personal freedom. I don’t wish what happened today on anyone. But if it does happen again – and it likely will – may it happen to those misguided miscreants who suggest that today’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower if the employees there were allowed to pack heat. Those fools don’t get it. If the price of “security” is to turn every workplace into an environment that can erupt into a Dodge City-like shooting gallery with the slightest provocation, then we have really missed the point. There is no justification for the widespread sale of assault weapons, high-volume magazines or hollow-point bullets. In fact, their sale is a well-documented threat to national security. Enough is enough. Lynn Jenkins, my congressional representative, is going to hear from me. And if she fails to support reasonable restrictions on these murderous munitions, I am going to give my money and vote to someone who will. There are two sides to this debate: The side of angels and the NRA. Where do you stand?
That’s it for now. Fear the Turtle
This is worth dissecting because it’s such a wonderful raging microcosm of the singular leftist anti-gun worldview. The senseless slaughter at the DC Naval Yard was perpetrated by a madman who ignored laws against murder. The madman killed a guard and killed people with the dead guard’s sidearm. The madman had secret clearance and authorization to be on base and worked there, in that gun free zone. He was also an avid video gamer (note this is just to illustrate a point, not a statement about video games). Some of the earliest FPS games start with a player with a knife who needs to kill a guard to acquire better weaponry.
It’s not a difficult concept, and it’s how the DC Naval Yard shooter was able to double or triple his available weapons in a matter of a moment. As someone who was authorized to be there and familiar to people on base, he could’ve just stabbed the guard.
Point being, a madman with access to a weapons-free zone and desire to do harm can and will acquire a weapon.
The time has passed for niceties and tact.
Ah, a declaration apropos of nothing, and a justification for being an emotional twit.
The blood spilled today is on the hands of the National Rifle Association.
No, it’s not. Again, a wild declaration with no connection to reality.
I don’t care how the NRA tries to spin this.
Translated: “I said something reprehensible and called for the murder of the children of my political enemies. I will turn this on them by saying that they are misrepresenting my words and spreading lies about me. Now I can accuse them of lying about me and claiming I called for God to damn them and death to their children. Which I did. But now my own words can be used against them, claiming they smeared me. I am a clever journalism professor and no one can see through my veil of bullshit. I am a genius.”
One fact is undeniable: The NRA has championed a gun culture that is shredding our nation’s moral authority like armor-plated bullets ripping through flesh.
Another wild declaration that is completely and 100% deniable because it’s dead wrong. Gun culture doesn’t support murder, it supports self defense. And bullets aren’t armor-plated, just in case you needed any more proof the prof is an ignorant fool.
Is that imagery too graphic for you? It is no worse than what we are seeing every night on our television screens.
Translation: “I’m saying this for shock value. But you should be shocked at yourself! Bwahaha! I am so clever by saying horrible things while accusing you of being the horrible thing!”
Do our citizens have a right to bear arms? Certainly, that’s what the Constitution says. But as it is with every other right enumerated in the Bill of Rights, there are limits.
Translation: “Question I intend to tell you the correct answer to. Lip service to gullible fools. Rights only extend until I think that force should be applied to stop them and they offend me, which is whenever I feel like.” End result, rights are meaningless, law is meaningless, the rule of man is all that’s important.
A person’s right to go about his or her job at the Navy Yard – or for that matter to attend an elementary school in Newtown, Connecticut – trumps any individual’s right to stockpile weapons of mass destruction in the name of personal freedom.
There is no right to be safe anywhere. There is a right for you to protect your safety, but there is no protection the government can grant that can make you safe. You can be in a gun-free zone on a military base protected by guards and still get murdered. As in the case with the DC Naval Yard and Fort Hood, by people who were trusted by the government. Students at a school who are left undefended and unprotected are just a defenseless to madmen as they are to teachers who molest their students, or fires in buildings. No amount of wishful thinking will make any of them go away.
Also, I don’t stockpile WMDs, and I don’t know anyone who does. My local range wouldn’t let me use the one Trident II missile I bought at a gun show, so why should I stockpile more of them? I need to find a new range because of it. Freedom. ‘Murica.
I don’t wish what happened today on anyone.
Translation: “I wish that on my political enemies who resist me and my ideas.”
But if it does happen again – and it likely will – may it happen to those misguided miscreants who suggest that today’s death toll at the Navy Yard would have been lower if the employees there were allowed to pack heat.
Like I just translated: “I wish that on my political enemies who resist me and my ideas.”
Those fools don’t get it.
Translation: “I don’t understand their point at all, so they must be fools.” This is where that disconnect comes into play. Conservatives do understand liberals, but not the other way around.
If the price of “security” is to turn every workplace into an environment that can erupt into a Dodge City-like shooting gallery with the slightest provocation, then we have really missed the point.
Then what was the point, prof? Because yours is completely wrong, all your facts are wrong, and all your opinions based on those facts lead to failure and more wrongness.
The death toll absolutely would be lower when people can fight back. It works every time it’s tried. The only thing that’s guaranteed when people are disarmed is that the government will be armed. In the short run, it means Major Nadal Hassan and Sergeant Hasan Akbar and Sergeant John Russell can kill at will, in the long run, it means Major General Vasili Blokhin can kill at will.
The price of security (no sarcastic quotes) is easily bought with armed citizens. Police officers and law enforcement tend to be filled with people with massive egos, yet there aren’t gunfights in police stations every day. Gun stores are filled with massive egos, yet gun stores don’t erupt into gunfights over .45 ACP vs 9mm arguments.
There is no justification for the widespread sale of assault weapons, high-volume magazines or hollow-point bullets
“Assault weapons and high volume magazines” are effective tools, but are no more evil than the people behind them.
A leftist crusading against hollow point bullets is again demonstrating he’s an idiot. Hollow points allow for more effective energy transfer in a target. Whether you’re blasting Bambi or a bad guy, they provide more immediate damage that results in “stopping power” by opening as they enter the target and destroying more inside. The objective is to stop the threat (or not to injure a game animal and make it suffer). Police carry hollow points for the same reason most citizens do – pistols are relatively weak when it comes to stopping people (you may kill an assailant with a .22 LR, but he may bleed out in an hour after he’s crushed your head with a brick), and hollow points allow for more effective expansion of the bullet and doing more immediate damage that will stop someone. Often, pistols with hollow points won’t even penetrate far enough to kill, but they’ll wreck enough on the way in to stop someone – which is the point.
The sale of ARs, standard magazines, and hollow points, none of which were likely used by the DC Naval Yard shooter initially, and if he used a standard capacity magazine, it was only by killing a guard first (and the military tends to use FMJ rounds, not HP, because of better barrier penetration). So that argument is meaningless again.
In fact, their sale is a well-documented threat to national security.
There is no “well documented national security threat”, except maybe in a Mother Jones op-ed. Now, if a leftist wannabe tyrant gets his way into power and starts dictating to people how they must live, then they are… but arms in the hands of US citizens are only a threat to tyrannical regimes.
Enough is enough. Lynn Jenkins, my congressional representative, is going to hear from me. And if she fails to support reasonable restrictions on these murderous munitions, I am going to give my money and vote to someone who will.
Bluster bluster bluster. You just got her a lot more phone calls against your ideas than for. You just energized the NRA and KSRA and other pro-gun groups. Their whole ethos can be summed up with the saying on a Gadsden flag: Don’t Tread On Me. They want to be left alone, and they will defend themselves. That’s it. They defend themselves against madmen and against political attackers both. Leave them alone and they’re harmless.
He finishes with this very telling line.
There are two sides to this debate: The side of angels and the NRA. Where do you stand?
Where have I heard that before…
One acts decisively only in the conviction that all the angels are on one side and all the devils on the other.
– Saul Alinsky, Rules for Radicals