first published on April 29, 2016 by Matt Silvey[mashshare]
Huffington Post, in their ongoing quest to infringe on our second amendment rights, publishing stupid people espousing stupid ideas, one story at a time…
And for those wondering, no, this is not an article from The Onion.
“The main problem with the notion of self-defense is it imposes on justice, for everyone has the right for a fair trial. Therefore, using a firearm to defend oneself is not legal because if the attacker is killed, he or she is devoid of his or her rights.”
Seriously, you cannot make this stuff up. That amount of stupid does not come naturally. It takes years to “learn” through our warped and twisted “education” system. In order to come to a conclusion as bizarre as that, one must ignore centuries of case law, ignore a couple millennia of various religious teachings, ignore common sense, ignore ones primal will to live.
The author immediately follows that gem (the quote above) with the following:
“In addition, one’s mental capacity is a major factor in deciding whether a man or woman has the right to have a firearm. There are two reasons for ensuring mental capacity. First, one of the Five Aims is to ensure domestic tranquility and there can be no tranquility if one does not have the capacity. Second, if one’s brain is distorting his or her reality, they do not have the proper reasoning and deduction skills to use a firearm.”
At this point, the only person whose mental capacity should be of concern to the reader is that of the author. Seriously, reading this “article” is difficult at best. It is nothing more than a series of disjointed, hoplophobic ramblings crammed together in a less than coherent stream of thought, packaged up with some flowery prose to make it sound enlightened and thoughtful.
As anyone who has worked in law enforcement for more than a few months can attest, one of the undeniable truths in cop work is that truth is stranger than fiction. Well, that saying certainly seems to apply to this author in particular, and to HuffPo in general.
The saddest and scariest fact to take away from this “article”: these people vote…