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|These people are foolish,
The media wants them afraid, so they feel fear on command. It was the same thing that was behind the COVID insanity.
Mass shootings are still vanishingly rare compared to the "regular" murders that happen everyday and largely fly under the radar. Being afraid of one rare type of murder while ignoring the majority of them is senseless. It's like reading about a new car in the paper and feeling unsafe for fear of being in an accident with that model of car while ignoring the large majority of car deaths that don't involve them.
Yes, the murder rate is up now, after decades of falling, but what do you expect when you allow Democrats to be in charge? It's still lower than in the 90s... were they afraid then?
|I do believe that where there is a choice only between cowardice and violence, I would advise violence. Thus when my eldest son asked me what he should have done had he been present when I was almost fatally assaulted in 1908 [by an Indian extremist opposed to Gandhi's agreement with Smuts], whether he should have run away and seen me killed or whether he should have used his physical force which he could and wanted to use, and defend me, I told him it was his duty to defend me even by using violence. Hence it was that I took part in the Boer War, the so-called Zulu Rebellion and [World War I]. Hence also do I advocate training in arms for those who believe in the method of violence. I would rather have India resort to arms in order to defend her honor than that she should in a cowardly manner become or remain a helpless witness to her own dishonor. — Mohandas K. Gandhi, Young India, August 11, 1920 from Fischer, Louis ed.,The Essential Gandhi, 1962