Recently, Hillary Clinton painted a grim picture of a world where guns were entirely deregulated. Her description of a pro-gun world reveals the deep paranoia and delusion that hangs over the anti-gun lobby like a fog:
At the rate we’re going, we’re going to have so many people with guns everywhere, fully licensed, fully validated, in settings where [one] could be in a movie theater, and they don’t like someone chewing gum loudly or talking on their cell phone and decide they have the perfect right to defend themselves against the gum chewer or cell phone user by shooting. . . . That’s what happens in the countries I’ve visited where there’s no rule of law.
Well, she was Secretary of State, so I’m sure she’s visited lots of countries where there’s no rule of law. I wonder why she didn’t mention a single one by name. Hmmm. Well, it doesn’t really matter because you don’t even have to go out of the country. Just go to Chicago. Who knows what would happen in that city without its strict gun control laws, right? Yeah, that’s sarcasm. Might be lost on Hillary Clinton though.
Am I taking crazy pills, or is Hillary Clinton taking crazy pills? Because her little narrative is about the most absurd thing I’ve ever heard in my life. A world where guns are deregulated doesn’t all of the sudden become the Wild West and Mos Eisley without the fun. And though there are cases where gun toters brandish weapons in trivial circumstances, those cases are very few and far between (and almost all of them involve off-duty cops … just sayin’ …)
Having more guns doesn’t make people more aggressive per se. The fact is that if everyone in a theater had a gun, everyone would probably all be a little more considerate to one another. People would be less likely to be smacking their gum, for instance. And possible shooters would try to resolve differences without resorting to gunfire—because you never know who else might have a gun.
This is simple logic. It’s the logic of mutually assured destruction. The concept of self-preservation. And if there is a member of society so out of his mind that self-preservation doesn’t play any factor in his decisions, the widespread availability of retributive force will make sure he is dispatched very quickly before his insanity can do its maximum damage. In fact, I remember a recent incident at a movie theater in Aurora where more guns would have considerably helped the situation.
This too is very logical. Why do leftists sell these nightmare stories? Never mind. I know why. But still. Between Gun World, Climate Change World, and Republican World, Hillary Clinton has painted a pretty grim picture of the future. Which means we might have something in common. Because if she’s the next President, I’m pretty sure that will signal the end of the world.