Stupidocrisy: Ignoring mass shootings

Whenever there is a tragic mass shooting, the leftist Democrats and disarmament folks come out of the woodwork like clockwork. “We need more gun control,” they scream. But there is a little-known dirty secret that they avoid like blaming the COVID plague on China: In Chicago, there is a mass shooting every weekend. But Chicago is run by Democrats. Chicago is among the most stringent gun-controlled cities in America. Chicago bans assault weapons and high capacity magazines. Chicago has a licensing requirement for gun owners. Chicago has a red flag law and a 72-hour waiting period on gun purchases. As of July 25, 330 people had been killed in Chicago, according to the Sun Times homicide tracker.

Every weekend there are dozens of shootings and many people killed in Chicago. One could make the case that every week, Chicago has mass shootings. They range from single shootings to drive by shootings to gang war shootings. A couple of weeks ago, somebody drove by a group of classmates that were gathered outside after a high school reunion, killing the mother of an Ohio State football player. Yet, Chicago makes every effort to take guns away from people, proving that making laws against gun ownership only affects the law-abiding. Criminals don’t care about the law. That’s why they are criminals. They will get guns at will. Disarming law-abiding folks makes them easier targets. Chicago is proof.

You see, the fallacy is found in the concept of banning guns. A gun has no mind of its own. A gun doesn’t wake up in the morning and decide to rob a store or go out and try to kill somebody. It is the person who has possession of the gun that is the problem. This is the root of the real issue. Criminals will use guns for criminal activity. But banning guns or controlling gun ownership as applied to those who obey laws meets the demands of the real issue: disarming society. Liberals say they want to ban guns to bring peace and harmony to society. In reality, most every society that has banned guns ends up with a socialist, Marxist or fascist type of government. And that’s the real goal. Leftists cry gun control at every opportunity. Maybe some honestly believe that if guns were banned, nobody would get shot.

But the leaders of this charade know that if the general population is disarmed, they are easier to control. And when government controls people, they lose their freedom. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ has made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” God is a God of freedom. God is also a God of moral character. With freedom there is responsibility to act with morals. And that includes not murdering people. If these leftist would focus their attention on improving the moral character of people, perhaps banning guns wouldn’t be necessary. But most of them deny God and ridicule morality. Just like they ignore the shootings in Chicago because it doesn’t fit the narrative. It’s, say it with me…Stupidocrisy.

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Bill Wilson