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Sorry but the NRA is wrong

By Michael Spence


March 05, 2018
Friday PM

Quoting Mr LaPierre in his most recent red-faced, impassioned speech regarding the Parkland School shooting: .. "the only way to stop a bad guy with a gun is with a good guy with a gun"

Every reasonable person can then ask: So how do you define a good guy?

There are absolutely no requirements in law or in the doctrine espoused by the NRA that provide for a good guy to be mentally competent. On the contrary, at the same time the NRA doctrine dictates that gun owners should be good guys , it also provides that the right to bear arms is unalienable for EVERYONE in the USA.

Did the shooter at Parkland think he was a bad guy ? Did any of the other shooters in the recent many mass shootings all over our country think of them selves as bad guys ? One can reasonably speculate that no, on the contrary, they all felt they were well-intentioned, moral people. In other words, good guys .

I am sure that Adolf Hitler was well intended, and thought of himself as a good guy , on his path to do the right thing.

This is a time for all of us to be clear minded, critical thinkers while at the same time we are deluged with a sea of well-financed propaganda that advocates violent ideology.

There is nothing patriotic about armed vigilantism. There is nothing brave or glorious about taking the law in your own hands. Those are ideas that exist in the minds of killers.

Michael Spence
Ketchikan, Alaska

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Received March 05, 2018 - Published March 05, 2018

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