Saturday, February 16, 2008

Arm the good guys Andy

Andy Heller makes the point in his latest column titled "Have we become accustomed to slaughter?," that mass murder is becoming all too common in our society, with the latest example being the shooting on the campus of Northern Illinois University. Of course, he swings and misses on the obvious solution. He writes:

Should we just throw up our hands as loner after loner arms himself to the teeth and takes a hunk out of society? Should we say "Oh well, that's life today," then turn the page to see what that wacky Dilbert is up to?...

Look at guns. Mass gun slaughters have soared since 1999, when Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold, the patron saints of the random slaughter movement, shot up Columbine High.

And yet, oddly enough, public opinion in favor of stricter gun control has dropped dramatically (from roughly 66 percent to 56 percent) since then, according to the Pew Research Center.

Oddly enough? This ain't "rocket surgery" Andy. What does the tragedy at Northern Illinois University have in common with all of these mall and campus shootings, including Columbine and Virginia Tech, Andy? Do you know?

They are all gun free zones, that's what. That's right. It's illegal to possess a firearm on any school grounds. Zero tolerance, mind you. Obviously, Klebold didn't get the memo. Then again, sick and twisted individuals with diseased minds set on causing as much death and destruction as possible, are drawn to gun free zones like moths to a flame because:
A) They have lots of potential victims, and
B) They have no guns to interrupt and minimize their impact.

Motor City Madman Ted Nugent posted a commentary on CNN in April of last year that nails it Andy:

Already spineless gun control advocates are squawking like chickens with their tiny-brained heads chopped off, making political hay over this most recent, devastating Virginia Tech massacre, when in fact it is their own forced gun-free zone policy that enabled the unchallenged methodical murder of 32 people.

Thirty-two people dead on a U.S. college campus pursuing their American Dream, mowed-down over an extended period of time by a lone, non-American gunman in possession of a firearm on campus in defiance of a zero-tolerance gun ban. Feel better yet? Didn't think so.

Who doesn't get this? Who has the audacity to demand unarmed helplessness? Who likes dead good guys?

Arm the good guys. It works every time it's tried.

I'm not a big Dilbert fan Andy. For my comic amusement, I'll stick with you buddy.


  1. Let us continue with the Heller theme of root cause and abolish all colleges and high schools. After all, if they did not exist then there would be no forum for the lunatics in this world to spread their death and destruction.

  2. Why does the media keep giving so much attention to freaks that commit these heinous acts? Stop saying their names- That's what motivates future lunatics- the desperate need to be famous.

  3. In the immortal words of A. Bunker..The best way to stop all Hijackings is to "arm all yer passengers" A classic Arcie/Meathead moment.

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