When the pandemic hit and I walked down my local shopping street for an evening constitutional, I saw lines stretching around the block for the gun stores. I was just flabbergasted, and aghast. Clearly these guys don’t think they’re such great marksmen that they’re going to shoot the virus particles, right? So what are the guns for? The gun is to shoot their neighbors. That’s the only thing you would buy a gun for in a pandemic, the only thing a gun is good for in a pandemic.
November 2, 2020
Cory Doctorow on his drive to inspire positive futures
[This is what they think of you. The only thing you buy a gun for in a pandemic is to shoot your neighbors.
Apparently Doctorow is severely lacking in imagination compared to the average U.S. citizen and/or he is deliberately putting a negative spin on the specific enumerated right to keep and bear arms.
Here are just the first two reasons that came to me when I think about reasons to buy a gun in response to a pandemic:
- What about when a significant number of the police are ill or dead from exposure to the plague? Don’t you think it would be nice to be able to defend yourself from the violent criminals?
- What about when you need to go hunting to put food on the table because you have been out of work for months or the food supply chain is mostly broken?
The most generous conclusion which I can come up as to the justification for Doctorow’s claim is that he has crap for brains.—Joe]