I am slashing and burning through my facebook friends today!
WATCHING IT BURN DOWN AND CACKLING!!!!! SCREW THOSE PEOPLE!!!!!!!!!!
This apparently is something several of my (now former) friends felt the need to post:
“I stand behind you in line at the store with a smile on my face...and a gun under my shirt and you are none the wiser, yet you are safer for having me next to you. I won’t shoot you. My gun won’t pull it’s own trigger. It is securely holstered with the trigger covered. It can’t just go off. However, rest assured that if a lunatic walks into the grocery store and pulls out a rifle, I will draw my pistol and protect myself and my family and therefore protect you and your family. I may get shot before I can pull the trigger...but, I won’t die in a helpless blubbering heap on the floor begging for my life or my child’s life. No, if I die it will be in a pile of spent shell casings. I won’t be that victim. I choose not to be. As for you, I don’t ask you to carry a gun. If you are not comfortable, then please don’t. But I would like to keep my right to choose to not be a helpless victim. There is evil in the world and if evil has a gun, I want one too...
Copy and paste if you believe this too....”
This is victim-blaming. This is saying heroes have guns and everyone else is a coward. This is ignoring the reality that murder most likely will be someone you know, not some “lunatic” rando. This is glorifying gun culture. This is playing to a system of fear. This is poorly written and the grammatical errors bother me (use your damn possessives correctly in diatribes like this, damnit).