There is no such thing as gun violence.
The left uses the absurd phrase “gun violence” in order to rid our culture of human agency — in other words, of morality. The left denies the notion of good and evil just as it denies IslamoNazi terror, a malignant ideology that is spreading like cancer across the globe.
A few years ago I was talking with a Hollywood friend about guns. She was unhappy that I’m a gun owner.
Honest—unlike most lefties—my friend told me that the Second Amendment was “out of date and should no longer be valid.”
She wanted guns to be confiscated.
“Do you think the gangs in LA or NY or Chicago are going to give up their guns to the authorities?”
She shrugged and told me that gun confiscation “was the right thing to do regardless of how gangs react.”
I pondered the phrase “the right thing to do.” I hear it all the time from my Hollywood friends when they are discussing politics. Though never when discussing the movies they produce.
Those five words, within the context of our conversation, seemed positively suicidal.
Today is the holiday of Purim.
And it is no accident that Benjamin Netanyahu referenced this Jewish holiday when delivering his powerful and historic address to the U.S. Senate the other day.
It’s an old ( 5th century B.C.E.) but agnonizingly familiar story: A Jew-hater named Haman hatches a plan to annihilate the Jewish people in the ancient kingdom of Persia.
The USA has the highest per-capita rate of gun ownership in the world by far. Progressives will tell you that this is what makes America the Murder Capital of Planet Earth. But we’re not, and in this devastatingly effective Firewall, Bill Whittle shows why the center of Gun Nut Nation is in fact one of the safest places in the world.