Saturday, January 06, 2007

A Window into the Darkness...

...of the anti-gunner's mind, via THR:

Heading into the 2007 Legislature, leading lawmakers are reluctant to pass new gun-control measures despite last year's mass killing on Capitol Hill, a downtown office shooting and this week's gun slaying of a Tacoma high school student.
Bryan Jones, director of the Center for American Politics and Public Policy at the University of Washington, agreed that the gun lobby is the main reason politicians are unlikely to pass new control laws.
Jones said the National Rifle Association's power is declining, but he thinks Washington politicians are "playing it safe in the sense that: Why kick a sleeping dog that's leaving you alone right now?" he said.
"I hate to say it but it's going to take the kind of massacre that kills lots of children. That's the only way we are going to see progress," Jones said.

Does it get -- dare I say it -- any more evil than that? They are now defining making progress, essentially, as innocents getting killed. There's really not much I can say to that right now, but that it's a crying shame these people still have even a shred of credibility among the general public, and that anyone -- anyone -- still ascribes any kind of benevolent motive to them. Their "solutions" have been proven time and time again to be nothing more than feel-good moves that have in fact cost untold numbers of innocents their well-being and indeed their lives. I've said before, and I'll say it again: They might well try to present a civil, rational facade, but at their cores these people are rotten.

He's probably right on one point, though:

"I think it's got to be worse than (Columbine). I mean, you didn't see anything in Colorado" in substantive new gun control laws after 15 people were killed at Columbine High School in 1999.

...but the smart money says that the next Columbine-type slaying, if it happens, is going to be something similar to the Beslan siege, with bombs, RPGs, full-auto weaponry and such, all of which is likely going to be obtained in defiance of the laws on the books...and, of course, in the aftermath, we're going to hear these very same people say, in effect, "Hey, you know what would have prevented this? Making it harder for good citizens to arm themselves!"
I've also said this before, but I'll say it one more time: Morons they are, one and all.