Better Start Digging
by Don L. Tiggre
Here we go again... The details are confused at this early stage, but
apparently two or three students of a Denver high school opened fire
with a variety of weapons, possibly killing 25 people and wounding a
similar number. And, as inevitably as crickets starting up when the
sun goes down, the gun grabbers are already starting to screech about
how evil guns are and how they must be eliminated.
The draft-dodger and war-monger in chief's first remarks already hold
the seeds of bad things to come:
"We do know that we must do more.... You know there are a lot of kids
out there who have access to weapons -- and apparently more than
Now Clinton did say that in the context of "teach[ing] them to
express their anger and to resolve their conflicts with words, not
weapons," but we all know what the "do more" is going to mean: more
victim disarmament (so-called gun control). Blame inanimate objects
and punish the law abiding citizens who own them--that's the instant
response of the statists and their uneducated dupes in the public to
Never mind that "gun free school zones" are actually "amassed unarmed
victim zones" to any thug or insane person with a desire to hurt
Never mind that a place where criminals can know that there will be
no one armed is also a place where a criminal can know that they will
be unstoppable for the 15 to 30 minutes it will take the police to
Never mind that proper gun training can save lives, as in Oregon,
when the two sons of a Navy officer (one of them wounded) knew what
it meant when the shooter stopped to reload and tackled him before he
could continue killing.
Never mind the studies that show that there is less delinquency in
homes with "gun culture" than in homes where there are no guns at
Never mind the statistics that show that, even with shooting sprees
like the one in Denver today, the number of lives saved by guns every
year in the United States is vastly greater than the number taken.
Never mind that there were just as many guns in America earlier this
century--and more kids owned their own
guns--and that did not lead to shooting sprees in schools.
Never mind that the politically correct movement has been teaching
kids that there is no such thing as right and wrong for the past
decade and longer.
No, never mind any of the inconvenient facts--this shooting is a
"wake up call" to America that guns are evil and no one but the
police and military should have any. This is what we'll hear repeated
mindlessly by the talking heads over and over again in the next few
days and weeks.
I don't know about you, but I'm going to start scoping out some good
places to dig hiding holes for my guns, so there won't be anything to
confiscate when the gun-grabbers come a knockin'.
1] The death toll has been revised down to 15 since I wrote that
piece, but may rise again.
2] There's a CNN poll on who's to blame (including "access to guns",
even though that's not a person) that people can access at:
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From an AP article:
"The shooting has brought to light once again the warped strains
of 'an advanced society'," said an article in the [Japanese --
Ed.] national Asahi newspaper.
Unlike, I suppose, the Rape of Nanking, my collectivist ant-swarm
Nipponese friends? -- Ed.