The Gun Guys show their true (hypocratic) colors

The Gun Guys love to wax indignant when they’re accused of dancing in the blood of good people who are tragically shot and killed or wounded. They claim to be heartbroken by every unnecessary death (and perhaps even by the necessary ones). As they showed Thursday, the reality is vastly different.

Here, they talk about their survey to determine the “favorite” shooting they’ve discussed over the past year.

And every once in a while, we come across our favorite kinds of stories: stories about gun guys who’ve done one stupid thing too many, and end up shooting themselves or someone else accidentally.

Hmm–so they’re favorite stories are those about accidental shootings, huh? Perhaps their glee stems from the fact that it’s a gun owner being shot (and they apparently don’t consider a gun owner’s death or wounding to be tragic), but no, that can’t be it–they also like the stories of gun owners “shooting themselves or someone else accidentally.” That doesn’t exactly seem consistent with an ideology of wanting to end shootings.

Actually, it doesn’t really surprise me that they’re happy to hear about accidental shootings–after all, they like to use such stories to justify further restrictions on the fundamental human right of the individual to keep and bear arms (despite the fact that such arguments make about as much sense as claiming car accidents demonstrate the need to ban cars). What’s surprising is that they would actually come out and admit their hypocrisy.


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