Saturday, March 12, 2005

Carnival of Cordite

From Anarchangel's blog site, the weekly Carnival of Cordite, a collection of gunstuff from across the blogosphere.

There's a beautiful piece from a friend of Mark Wilson, the Tyler, TX, man who gave his life in a shootout:
In the streetside restaurants and shops people were running for back exits. Waiters and cashiers were locking doors and dialing 911. Arroyo was burning through 65 rounds of 7.62X39 ammunition. Over 100 witnesses were listening or watching. Bullets began to tick in the window glass of lawyers offices, splinter through woodwork of shops, and whine off plaster walls. In the courthouse judges locked themselves in their chambers. Witnesses and juries huddled while deputies and bailiffs scrambled to secure the building and return fire.

Mark Wilson was in street, firing.
There is also an excellent piece from Trigger Finger on why gun control remains popular in some circles, even though it patently does not work — a question my Sweetie, an attorney, has asked me numerous times:
Gun control advocates do not care, and never have cared, about offering solutions to crime and violence. They care about meeting their own emotional needs, and they do not care about the lives they damage and destroy in the process, because their own lives are already damaged and destroyed. They will never stop, because their psychological wounds will never heal.

Registration will not be enough. Bans will not be enough. Confiscation will not be enough. Herding all the gun owners into the ovens will not be enough, because the wounds will never be allowed to heal so long as the coping mechanism for grief involves reopening the wounds.

It has been said that religion is the opiate of the masses.

Gun control is a religion.

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