Why Do Mass Killings Occur?

Wednesday, January 2, 2013
Posted in category Big Pharma, guns

A reader writes me this today:

Karen: As an owner of several guns I still believe that the threat of mass killings could be reduced if we outlawed assault weapons of any kind as well as clips over 5. Just maybe this might reduce the next mass shooting to something less than 26. The only way an average gun owner can compete with others who have assault weapons is to get one themselves. Probably not a good solution. I realize that outlawing these weapons would not eliminate them completely but fewer of them would make it harder for the average mental case to obtain one. What do you think?

I can’t believe the propaganda is penetrating supposed gun owners, but the powers of indoctrination will lead the majority of the masses toward servitude. As Aldous Huxley said in Brave New World:

A really efficient totalitarian state would be one in which the all-powerful executive of political bosses and their army of managers control a population of slaves who do not have to be coerced, because they love their servitude.

My response was that I think we could ban one highly-profitable root cause of these mass killings: psychiatric drugs. Or we could ban another influence for these killings: be reminded of all of the Hollywood celebrities who clamor for the outlawing of guns and/or “assault” weapons, and then note the homicidal movies they have made for the masses. Is there a slight disconnect here? Why are people still walking around in the fog of the unknown?

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5 Responses to Why Do Mass Killings Occur?

  1. liberranter says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 8:41 pm

    Karen, I wouldn’t be too sure about that reader being a gun owner. Trolls can come up with some ingeniously subtle ways to mask themselves. I can’t believe any real gun owner would spout the utter nonsense that this person did.

  2. Wade says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 8:56 pm

    I’ll second what liberranter says…a dead giveaway for me is that your reader referred to a magazine as a “clip”…a knowledgeable gun owner would not make that mistake

  3. Shazbot Almighty says:

    January 2nd, 2013 at 9:54 pm

    What the victim disarmament crowd truly advocates, but will never openly admit:

    Guns: Say What You Mean – Larken Rose:

  4. Isaac says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 11:01 am

    I’ll give your correspondent the benefit of the doubt on ownership of firearms, but it’s probably limited to hunting shotguns, possibly a rifle, and maybe this person is including bb guns and the .22 he had as a kid. Regardless, I have two serious questions for him/her.

    If you feel that a five round magazine is safer than ten or sixteen, why would four not be safer than five? Perhaps a capacity of three would save many more lives than the four round magazines. How about just single-shot firearms? Wouldn’t that give SWAT teams more time to get to the classroom and save the inmates? As a sub-question, who gets to decide how many rounds are safe/acceptable/evil/not evil? Will you leave this up to congress, the same institution that can’t decide on the definition of “very wealthy” as $250,000 per year or $300,000?

    If you’re so frightened of the guns you own, would you be willing to sell some of them to me? I may be interested if the price is right. That way you’ll have some extra cash to buy some five round magazines. Or four, or three, or whatever number turns out to be safe.

  5. M. Terry says:

    January 3rd, 2013 at 1:23 pm

    Ask anyone who, even once in their life, has smoke a joint, how well prohibition works.

    Of course, people who say thing like: “I still believe that the threat of mass killings could be reduced if we outlawed assault weapons of any kind” are essentially advocating having someone ELSE toss stun grenades and kick down doors to take these “assault weapons.”

    I’m sure the same people won’t complain when their “sniper rifle” is subsequently “outlawed” after some nut murders some kids with one of those.

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