I’ll not rejoice if your delusions come crashing down. I’ll not celebrate the day you discover that evil comes in many forms and will use any tool available. I hope that day never comes. Truly, I hope you live out all of your days in blissful ignorance and die peacefully in your old age.
@injennifershead it’s ok really hopefully gun owners will kill each other off and leave the sensible Americans alive. Your funeral.
— Ross the political (@rossthebest1) January 21, 2013
Honestly, I wish you comfort and peace while you wish for my death.
I do not have the luxury of such childish beliefs. You see, I understand that the world is not a safe place and that we, as humans, are fragile creatures.
I was 16 years old the day my school bus was shaken on the highway. I saw the ashes of 168 lives rise into the air. 19 of those lives snuffed out had not yet reached their 6th birthday. Terror wrought by a man bent on evil using a rental truck and fertilizer. I only wish he’d chosen to use a gun instead.
I was younger than that when I sat up all night with a friend. A man bent on violence had decided he wanted her body and didn’t let her refusal to give it stop him. He used nothing other than brute force.
I’ve looked into the eyes of evil myself, and I hope you never do. I do not have the luxury of trusting in the mercy of demons and response time of law enforcement. I hope your faith in these things is never tested or tried.
I wish your arrogance and fixation didn’t get in the way of logic. I wish you possessed the maturity to understand. But you don’t, and so I hope against hope that your bubble is never broken. Violence and evil is visited on those who can’t resist at far higher rates than upon those who can. I will not delegate my defense to the benevolence of strangers.
You say guns are designed to kill, but I know from experience that there are those in this world that deserve no better than death. I hope I never have to deliver it.
No one has the right to hurt innocent people. We all have the right to defend our lives against those who would deprive us of them. The tool is irrelevant. Gun control is the pretty blinder used to lead sheep to the slaughter.