Gee, isn't it heart-warming that Trump and Fox
got over their 24
hour-long lover's spat so they could get back to the right wing lunacy such as blaming the UCC shooting on liberals and their evil "gun-free" zones?
But for those of us who aren't as sentimental about the reconciliation of Vidal Baboon and Roger Ailes, here's a reality check:
It's ironic for Trump to say shootings are inevitable since virtually all
his properties, including the Trump hotels and casinos, are gun free zones. So's NRA HQ and several of the venues of their events, btw. In other words, For Thee and Not For Me, Motherfuckers.
2) The UCC campus is NOT a gun-free zone. Oregon law forbids such a thing. Schools and campuses ought to be exempt but aren't. Another right wing lie amplified by Fox and Trump.
Cars, Tucker, are built for transportation only. Guns are built for one
purpose and that's to kill people. Very bad, very threadbare right wing
analogy that doesn't even require linkage to refute.
4) Since Port Arthur, Australia hasn't had a significant mass shooting since they enacted strict gun control laws in 1996. This is no coincidence. But to the idiots at Fox & Friends, this is having a "chilling effect" on the rights of the patriots of... another country
A vet was at UCC with his gun at the time of the massacre and decided not to engage the shooter lest
he be mistaken by the police for a gunman. That decision very likely
saved his life.
6) Students have said in polls and
surveys about guns in the schools that they'd be hesitant to raise controversial issues if there were guns in the classroom.
Classrooms are places of learning and ought to foster a spirit of
intellectual curiosity and not impose a, well, chilling effect on it. This is
why classrooms ought to be safe havens for education
7) Gun free zones do not attract right wing lunatics such as the UCC shooting. They go to schools with which they have ties (such as Adam Lanza in Newtown or Harris and Klebold at Columbine) or target individuals for whom they harbor a seething bigotry (such as the Sikh Temple shooter or Dylann Storm Roof and the church he shot up because it was full of black people).
Don't let the right wing Wurlitzer establish the terms, data and tone of the debate. Educate yourself and stop accepting these mealy-mouth right wing tropes that always seek to protect the rights of gun nuts like Adam Lanza and Dylann Storm Roof without giving more than brief lip service to their victims.