This is in response to the recent story “We’ll ‘pry guns from cold, dead fingers'” about columnist Donald Kaul and what in his mind passes for “common sense thoughts” about gun control.
I draw your attention to the reality that there is not one word in his vicious rantings about swift and sure punishment for the psychopaths and criminals that commit these and all other crimes. Kaul seems to “think” that by forcibly and violently disarming all of the 100 million or so law-abiding, gun-owning citizens that, somehow magically, the psychopaths and criminals will obey his newest gun-control laws. Refresh my memory please, but isn’t the definition of a criminal: “one who ignores the law”? Kind of like they do now about the laws against murder, rape, robbery, assault, gun control, etc.
Also, isn’t the mark of insanity doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result? I guess Kaul wants us to pass yet more laws to make murder “more illegaller,” and somehow that will change psychopathic and criminal behavior.
There is also an accepted definition in psychiatric for “hoplophobia,” “an irrational, morbid fear of guns and weapons.” Note the irrational part. It does seem to apply to Kaul and others like him who are willing to ignore reality, truth and centuries of history and statistics on self-defense with firearms, in favor of their own irrationality.