Okay, forgive me if I’m a bit slow, but I’m confused. (Not unusual in this crazy election year.) I was just reading about the FBI’s supposed “stings” in an effort to weed out potential homegrown terroritsts. That was just before I read about all those gun-rights absolutists who insist that banning military-style assault rifles wouldn’t accomplish anything. But, wait. Weren’t those the very weapons chosen by mass murderers in Newtown? And San Bernardino? And Orlando? And Aurora?
Why did they choose those particular weapons? It doesn’t seem a stretch to assume they made the choice in order to inflict the most casualties possible.
Honestly, we have to be either totally gullible, or the most hopelessly stupid of people. Why else would we refuse to face the obvious truth that we have sacrificed our humanity in order to keep a vise-like grip on partisan prejudices?
Heaven help us!
Prejudices are rarely overcome by argument; not being founded in reason, they cannot be destroyed by logic.