Damn near every time a shooting happens with an identifiable gun, the same shit happens:
“That’s not a BLAHBLAH, it’s actually a BLAHBLAH.”
“…YADDA YADDA automatic YADDA YADDA semi-automatic YADDA YADDA…”
Suddenly everyone becomes a fucking gun expert, whipping out their knowledge, trying to ‘splain to people who are angry, upset, or mourning that they’re don’t know what they’re talking about.
I know this goes against all things skeptical, but I DON’T CARE. No. Really. I don’t.
And I’ve held, loaded, and fired guns more than twice, so I’m not gonna faint at the mere mention of a gun.
You know why I don’t care? Because if it can kill dozens of people in a matter of seconds, a citizen does not fucking need it. Ever. Not in this fucking country. Semi/automatic, extended clip, what the fuck ever. It’s not needed to hunt (if you can’t hunt without attempting to shower your quarry with bullets, you’re a shittier hunter than I am – and I can barely hit anything with a .22 rifle). It’s not needed for self-defense. It’s not necessary.
Of all of the guns that ought to be “taken”, these types are top of my list. You don’t fucking need it.
…and that was in my mind while I mourn with my fellow queers.