Have you no sense of decency?As most Americans now know, there was a massacre at the Virginia Tech University campus in which 33 students were killed for no reason.
Yet almost instantly, partisan hacks were falling over themselves to exploit this tragedy to advance their ideological agendas. Now obviously, I have my ideological agenda. But I also know when to be a partisan and when to be a human.
Before a fraction of the facts were known (and this is how such hacks operate), they were angrily declaring that the VTU tragedy either a) proved that we needed more gun control or the scrap the 2nd Amendment or b) proved that gun control didn't work and that lives would have been saved if everyone on campus had an AK-47.
For one thing, sound public policy is NEVER made in the emotional aftermath of a tragedy. When something like this occurs, you need to take a deep breath first. The USA Patriot Act is an excellent example of what happens when you don't take a deep breath and rush to make public policy on the wave of emotion.
But more to the point, my question to such partisan hacks is this: have you no shame?
Next time, can't you at least let the corpses get cold before you start reading from your Script?
Give decent people a chance to mourn and reflect before you start the next battle in the Culture War. If the Culture War is so eager to sacrifice basic human decency, then a pox on all your houses!
Save your ideological pontifications at least until the weekend. It's not like the gun control debate is going to be won or lost in the next few days.
Try to remember, 33 people are dead for no good reason. Hundreds people lost a sibling, child, loved one or friend. If you can't be human enough to remember this, then nobody should give a damn what you have to say about gun control or the 2nd Amendment.