“What did you think about the Oregon Community College shooting?”
It happened in a gun free zone where it was illegal for students and faculty to possess firearms to protect themselves. It seems as though this psychopath did not get the memo. Psychopaths do not obey laws. If laws truly prevent crime all we have to do to eliminate theft, rape, assault, and murder is to make them illegal. The more laws, the more criminals will be created who will inevitably find ways around the laws to achieve their psychopathic ends.
After the shooting “government” enacted a martial law lockdown of the college and treated all the students there as criminals with no individual rights. This was more a display of military might than it was for any practical or productive purposes. “Government” control is achieved when the populace is maintained in a constant state of fear and intimation. This is the climate wherein true sociopaths reign supreme.
What truly frightens me is the predicable response by politicians is to call for tighter gun control laws, regulations, and background checks. These fruitless actions only serve to further disarm the good obedient law abiding citizens whilst the psychopaths will obtain their firearms on the black market outside of “government” reach thereby leading to more mass shootings. The self-licking ice cream cone that is the State is revealed in all its horridness. The Hegelian Dialectic is a truly effective and sinister method for expanding State power. Moreover those who support gun control laws are not against guns, there are simply against the people owning guns, for in order for those guns to be confiscated they must be visited by agents of the State armed with guns. Therefore advocates for gun control laws support “government” police and any other militarized State agency as the sole monopoly on violence of the land.
A gun like a computer, car, hammer, ax, or chainsaw is merely a tool that humans use to improve their lives. Such inanimate objects have multiple uses depending on who uses them. That a drunk driver might kill a few people on the sidewalk does not justify imposing car control laws restricting car use for everyone else. That a hacker might use a computer to steal the account numbers of a few people does not justify imposing computer control laws restricting computer use for everyone else. That an ax might be used to kill a man and hack him into multiple pieces does not justify imposing ax control laws restricting ax use for everyone else. If guns kill people, then spoons make people fat and pens misspell words. Evil resides in the heart, not the tool.
When the people fear government there is tyranny. When government fears the people, there is freedom.