It has barely been 24 hours since Bob Owens died and already the anti-gunners have set forth in what I sadly predicted would follow. They seem to be cherishing in the fact that a Second Amendment rights proponent has taken his own life with a gun. What kind of a horrible human being does that? Hell, as a cop, I don’t even do that when a cop shoots a bad guy in a 100% justifiable shooting.
I guess that just shows you the true character of the people who want to take away our rights.
The first example of this that I stumbled upon was Sandy Phillips, whose Twitter account describes her as “Daughter killed in Aurora theater massacre. Speaker on gun violence in America. Opinions are mine. I block Nuts & Bullies” when she Tweeted this:
Good guy w a gun 2nd A’d himself
‘Bearing Arms’ editor Bob Owens found dead in an apparent suicide at 46 | Raw Story https://t.co/kFPOhgMrbA
— Sandy Phillips (@MamaRedfield) May 9, 2017
Apparently, she also blocks people who call her out for being a horrible human being because I was instantly blocked. Then there are lots of folks dragging up a 2013 Daily Kos article about bob, while commenting that he has died.
Then there is this sorry excuse for a human literally celebrating Bob’s death.
— NRA MAXIMUS (@MacShootFace) May 9, 2017
Not to be outdone, the real assholes stepped up their game.
And of course, the Violence Policy Center has to chime in in typical anti-gunner heartless fashion.
Pro-gun blogger Bob Owens dead of apparent self-inflicted gunshot wound. 1 more victim of the gun suicide epidemic.https://t.co/GSoU7DCOj4
— ViolencePolicyCenter (@VPCinfo) May 9, 2017
In their minds, this is a gun epidemic, not a suicide problem. Despite the fact that there are many countries, even first world countries, where guns are completely illegal to own, yet they still have much higher suicide rates than the US. The US is in 48th place, and many of the countries higher on the list have far stricter gun laws, if not a total ban on private gun ownership. In fact, here in the US, while guns do hold 1st place as method of suicide, suffocation holds second, with almost half as many suicides by suffocation. What is next, calling for rope, belt, string and plastic bag control? The guns are not the problem, they are but the means. Sadly, as the day progresses, so does the display of human depravity. If my career has taught me one thing, it is that a great number of people SUCK! Time to step away from the computer for a bit.
Update: Well, I tried to get away. Even took the long, twisty route to work on my motorcycle, but when I sat down my notifications on my phone alerted me to the following.
@BangSwitchMatt What a jerk you are- I deleted almost immediately when I realized I made a mistake.
— PerSister 🗽 (@Rbhol1) May 9, 2017
Apparently, calling out a person who is making fun of a person’s death in order to push their political agenda makes me the jerk…