The one shooting no one is talking about is the one at an Alabama Hospital, why isn’t it being talked about? Because the shooter wounded three people before being shot dead himself by someone else who happened to be carrying a fire arm. Alabama? Red state with loose gun regulations. A similar incident occurred here in Utah a few years ago at Trolley Square where a gunman opened fire at mall shoppers but was stopped dead in his tracks by a concealed carry permit holder who happened to be carrying. You almost never hear about these types of incidents in Red States for a reason, mutually assured destruction works. If you break into a house in Utah or Texas do so at your own risk, odds are you’re getting shot, ergo our crime rates are actually pretty low in comparison to Blue States like Illinois where in Chicago, in spite of Illinois’ recently ruled unconstitutionally tight gun regulations gangs rule the streets shooting up neighborhoods at will doing so because they know the people cannot defend themselves.
I hate it when people use national tragedies to push forward a political agenda. Instead of allowing people to absorb this horror on the left we blame guns, on the right movies and video games which is the next area I want to discuss briefly. Most anti-Hollywood and anti-Gaming legislation has come from the left, but it is always the Right which immediately blames them whenever something like this happens, and to their credit without calling for censorship usually, but still… Hollywood and video games are a reflection of the culture not the other way around. We create these products with the purchasing choices we make, and most of the games that sell super well are games like Mario and you don’t exactly see a lot of kids stomping Turtles and kicking their shells down the street do you? If video games were causing people to mimic what they see in games it would look more like this:
At the end of the day we need to face reality. Guns, movies and games don’t kill people, people kill people. There is no one to blame for these shootings but the shooters. I would like to know when we as a society are going to grow up and be adults about matters like this instead of trying to lay blame on everything but those actually responsible which is the decisions made by the individual doing the shootings.
Again my heart goes out to the families who have lost loved ones this week. It is regrettable that the our Evil Empire Ruling Class and their tools in the Media have decided to politicize this further victimizing families that are already suffering by making them props for a political debate no one actually wants to have right now.