Look, it’s really fucking simple – crazy people shouldn’t have guns. They just shouldn’t. Sure you might also argue that crazy people shouldn’t have knives (as Alex Jones attempts in the below video) but knives have a limited ability to murder large numbers of people when wielded by a crazy person. Also, just because there is no talk of banning knives, does not mean there should be no talk of restricting access to certain guns.
It’s pretty fucking simple – really it is, no matter how much some people are trying to make it sound more complex than it actually is (I’m looking at you NRA / US Gun Lobbyists in general, etc.). The simple fact of the matter is that crazy people shouldn’t have guns and nobody in civilian life needs an assault rifle. If you actually need an assault rifle, then you are one of two things. You are either:
a) a soldier, or
In one of those instances, only one – and even then pending specific circumstances, should you actually be allowed access to an assault rifle. Maybe.
It’s so fucking simple.
Of course, the problem with even simple things is that when the people you need to convince are crazy, it’s hard to have a rational conversation about it:
Seriously, when the gun lobbyist is making Piers Morgan seem calm and reasonable… well you’ve got a real problem on your hands there.