So once again, we are at the point of wanting to make someone pay for the sins of another — another “crazy person” with a gun.
“They have to be crazy,” we tell ourselves, “or it means that I, myself, or maybe my child, or someone I know could to it.”
So now, some in the Washington state Legislature want everyone in the state to pay with the loss of their rights. They want to take away your rifles, shotguns and handguns, not because of something you did, but because of the action of a third party. You also lose your right to the presumption of innocence. Yes, you will no longer be considered John Q. Public or Jane Doe. You will, when you wake up the day after this law goes into effect, be considered the likes of Charles Manson.
Your children will be looked upon by the law as Wayne Williams or Jeffery Dahmer. Your wife might as well strap the kids into their car seats and push the minivan into the reservoir because, as far as the Legislature is concerned, she’s already done it.
I see that seven cops in Georgia were arrested on various charges and a California cop killed four or five people before dying, himself. But we don’t have to look that far, for in little Walla Walla we had a cop having sex with underage girls and an undersheriff stealing about $60,000 from the county. So if we were to say all cops are murderers, thieves and void of morals, I’m all for it. But I’m sure a charge such as that riles and offends honest officers.
We can move onto various legislators, too, and put them in the same class as those colleagues who have been arrested and convicted of everything from sex crimes to DUI.
I’m sure our new governor should be incensed if you wanted to put him with the last three of the four Illinois governors who are serving jail time.
And don’t forget the one who got drunk and ran over a motorcyclist. I’m sure our governor would scream bloody murder if you wanted him to pay for their sins.
So if you want to do something and make the guilty pay for their sins, the gun owners of American stand with you and will be proud to do it.