On negative socially redeeming values: NRA, open carry and the psychology of 2nd Amendment Exploitation

My thoughts today in reaction to the following articles The Cowboy Fantasy of a 'Good Guy With a Gun' - John Pavlovitz - October 2017 Unfunny humor about gun control -     Brian Hines February, 2013 It seems that the slogan driving these folks with the big iron(s) on their hips is ... "If you block me …

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What was all that blubbering about personal responsibility if not this very thing?

These are your people Conservatives ... they have taken over what formerly was a respectable political point of view. You listened to them, you encouraged them and you own them. What was all that blubbering about personal responsibility if not this very thing? My friend, Valerie Tarico has pounded the truth button here. Anti-Abortion Talking …

Trust me … there is no greater glory of God involved in this.

Active Shooter Near Planned Parenthood in Colorado Springs, at Least 6 People Injured Rather, it's this tragic conclusion and the precise rhetorical silliness - political or otherwise - that leads more and more of the younger generations away from "organized" religion. Original sin, atonement and redemption become meaningless when advocates of such theologies use fear, …

And another thing: What were them there Founding Fathers thinking in terms of the future of that Second Amendment they authored?

Second Amendment time-traveling: If only the framers could have envisioned the NRA Imagine it’s 1787 and I am a delegate who has time-traveled from 2015 to consider the adoption of the Constitution (as amended today). I argue for and against the Second Amendment from a more prescient perspective, given the degree of gun violence currently plaguing the …

a consequence of a society that doesn’t want to take a hard look at the roots and causes of violence, and understands that you don’t make deadly force widely and readily available to human beings.

What the Hell Is Wrong With America?: 7 Myths That Prop Up Mass Shooting Culture ... Deep layers of denial perpetuate gun violence. "Tragedies like the Umpqua Community College carnage are not inevitable facts of life in America.They are a consequence of a society that doesn’t want to take a hard look at the roots and causes …