Sunday, July 11, 2021

Gun violence is a symptom of a dysfunctional society, not the root cause. (Gun talk #2)

Albert U Tieche
by Albert U Tieche, July 11, 2021 - Gun violence is a symptom of a dysfunctional society, not the root cause. Well, what are the root causes then? Our culture tells us: 

1. The traditional family is no longer something to aspire to, even though it was, is, and will always be the basic building block of any functional society since time began. How many murderers had no father figure in their home? Show me those stats. 

2. Christianity has been under attack in our culture for decades, even though it was and is the foundation of western civilization and the self-governance required in a free society. How many murderers regularly attended church? Show me those stats. 

3. The focus on guns allows us to avoid the much more unpleasant conversations about 1 and 2 above. We can give the appearance of caring about the loss of life by focusing on inanimate objects. Present day society will not call us “racist” or “bigots” if we blame inanimate objects for our own failings. Focusing on the root cause means focusing on and correcting our own failings as a society. It is much easier to stand back and point at guns as the cause. 

NOTE: Disarming law-abiding citizens is where the discussion about guns always goes. That is because 1., 2., and 3 above form artificial “guard rails” around the discussion that prevent an honest assessment of the problem. Those who seek to disarm law-abiding citizens are active participants in the destruction of Western Civilization.

Albert Tieche is a retired manufacturing consultant and lives in Madison, TN.  He is a former Administrator of Elections for Davidson County, TN. The above comments by him were posted to facebook in response to my post, The U.S has the seventh highest firearms-related death rate in the world.

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