As a rational thinker, it’s always been incredibly difficult for me to understand why the liberal left is so eager to blame guns every time some psycho goes on a shooting spree. There seems to be such a disconnect in logic – blaming an inanimate object for a crime clearly committed by a living, thinking human being.
People have been killing other people since the beginning of time, and modern firearms just came onto the scene a few hundred years ago. The issue is infinitely more complex than “banning guns.” I wish it were that easy, but the solution to reducing violence is so much deeper than simply taking away the things people use to kill others. That’s ridiculous.
But it’s not just this argument that I can’t follow. I have trouble understanding most of the arguments that come from the liberal left. I finally figured out why. The general principles of the liberal left agenda exist in the absence of personal responsibility. They simply will not and cannot admit that people are responsible for their own actions. If they do, the agenda begins to crumble. The entire foundation rests on completely ignoring personal responsibility and the consequences of one’s own choices.