What is moral about gun control? What conceivable morality is there to promoting an agenda that would not save any lives? What high ground does one justify taking when standing on the bodies of murder victims you wouldn’t have saved?

This isn’t morality; this is pandering. More to the point, it’s despicable.

It harkens back to the patent remedies hawked by pitchmen in the traveling medicine shows. Nostrum that not only didn’t cure maladies, but could actually make them worse or even cause new illnesses. They called these snake-oil and it’s still an apt description.

How is it immoral to oppose measures that don’t work — that have been shown to be ineffective?

How is it rational to propose expanded background checks just days after a person that passed more than a dozen of them shot hundreds of people in Las Vegas?

How does one justify an assault weapons ban when it’s so poorly written that equally lethal firearms are exempted or not even mentioned?

How does one pretend that a restriction on magazine capacity will work when all a killer needs to do is have spares?

Why is it okay to excuse the official blunders that enabled a killer to remain free and able to buy a gun in order to concentrate solely on the gun? The killings in Parkland weren’t the fault of Smith & Wesson or Sunrise Tactical; Nikolas Cruz should have been in jail on February 14 instead of at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.

There is no morality in the current gun control movement. None whatsoever.

Professional writer. Passionately interested in facts. Founder of onewordtexas.org

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