I stumbled across this brilliant blog post today about American gun law. It provides the perfect example of how the “Free World” is one of the biggest hypocrisies on this planet. Had I not stumbled across my ImageOfTheWeek today, this would have definitely made the cut!
Over and Out.
A new publicity campaign from the ‘Moms demand action for gun sense in America’ project has struck chords. One image has reached viral status on Facebook and other social networking sites over the past week. The haunting photograph depicts two girls, roughly 9 years old, sat cross-legged in a classroom with an American flag hung dutifully in the corner. Writing above the two girls reads ‘One child is holding something that’s been banned in America to protect them.’ The girl on the left holds an illustrated copy of ‘Little Red Riding Hood’: the staple children’s tale of a wolf, a grandma and a girl. In stark contrast, the girl on the right sits devoid of emotion; however, with impeccable posture, she grasps a semi-automatic assault rifle, her fingers resting loosely over the trigger.
”Meticulous attention to protecting irrational, incredulous and irreversibly damaging firearms rights presents a multitude of tragic ironies.”
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What bothers me the most about Moms demand action for gun sense. Schools are already deemed gun free zones, and assault rifles have already been banned as of 1986 by the Reagan administration. I think it this ad is kind of ridiculous as even people who study criminal law know that this is the case. Simply because a man walks on a school with a gun when he is not suppose to doesn’t mean it is allowed. This is a bold statement to make considering the laws making all schools and federal buildings for that matter gun free. To make this claim is not only ignorant of the current laws in place, but goes onto misrepresent and eventually undermine their own cause. People equally as ignorant to the law whether you want to use mistake of fact or mistake of law. They are advocating that these items not be allowed on school grounds even though that is already the case. What new law would be better than the already gun free zone laws we have? The intent of this organization is clear and that is outright bans and no conversation on the matter, they only want like minded individuals who won’t pop a hole in their protective bubble.
I recently stopped by Moms demand action for gun sense in America facebook page and was respectful to say the least, but my points did argue errors in reasoning, overgeneralizations they were making. As well as literature and research that countered their claims. Not only were my comments that were respectful deleted, but I was banned from making any more comments to the page.
Thanks for voicing your opinion. It is important to have a civilised debate which includes both sides of the coin.
You make a reasonable point that guns aren’t actually allowed in schools. But mine isn’t an argument regarding this, mine is a view point that fire arms should not be available to the public so freely as it seems to be in the US. To me, the only real reason to have a gun is to kill someone. This in itself is the reason that I don’t believe guns belong in regular, day-to-day civil society.