When people talk about guns in the aftermath of a public shooting tragedy, they argue about what “we” should do about guns in America.
“We should limit the capacity of magazines. No one needs the ability to fire off hundreds of rounds.”
“We should ban assault rifles. No one needs that kind of gun. It was designed for the military.”
“We should stop people from buying body armor. No one needs that kind of protection.”
“We should prevent the ‘mentally unstable’ from getting access to guns.”
If you’re saying stuff like that, you must have a gnome in your pocket.
Who is this “we?” You and your tiny vote? Is it you and your elected representatives in Congress—those morally upright do-gooders who have an approval rating hovering around 20%? Is it you and them? Your niggaz?
When you say “we” should control guns, what you’re effectively saying is that “they” should control guns. After all, unless you’re a legislator or a law enforcement officer, you won’t be writing the laws or enforcing the laws or controlling the guns. Someone else will be doing that. And he or she will have a gun, or be standing in front of someone who does.
Who will decide who is mentally unstable? Not you.
Who will decide how many bullets you need or how much protection you need? Not you.
They will take care of that for you. You will be powerless to stop them. You will be powerless to do anything but scream and shout and “protest.” And be careful, because if you scream and shout too much, they might declare you mentally unstable. Who would stop them? Who could? Not you.