Saw this the other day. In light of recent events and the evidence surfacing that the shooter was mentally disturbed this seems more relevant than ever.
A few snippets:
My anti-gun-rights friends — you don’t seem to understand that crimes and atrocities committed by madmen are not valid grounds for infringing on the public’s right to arms — a fundamental freedom. This is why you meet the constant resistance that befuddles and frustrates you.
You seem to believe just the opposite. You think the murderous actions of psychopaths should motivate legislation. Proper reflection, while not under duress, is how you go about rationally solving real problems…
Proposals that hamper gun owners and the general public, instead of addressing crime and the root causes for homicidal outbursts makes gun-controller advocates like you look like fools, or worse, bigots, and increase the resistance you face. You don’t see this, and are constantly frustrated. My heart goes out to you. When you increase your efforts in desperate attempts to get anything at all done you appear more deceitful and resistance to you redoubles. That’s a bad thing — you hurt us all…
This is why you meet all the indignant furor and nothing gets done. This is why, from the man currently in the White House to the woman who wants that seat and those who support their anti-rights position, you’re looked down upon. This is why, when you’re literally dancing in the blood of helpless innocent victims, cut down in their prime, you are scorned.
From that insensitive immoral place you come after me and my fellow decent upstanding Americans, with a self-righteous, but more importantly dangerous intention of disarming everyone who didn’t do anything. You don’t need gun control, you need help.