According to westernjournalism.com, the Fort Hood, Columbine, Virginia Tech, Colorado Theater, and Connecticut shooters were all registered Democrats. (Eric Harris and Derrick Klebold, the Columbine shooters, were too young to vote, however both sets of parents were registered Democrats).
Perhaps the overwhelming majority of gun-grabbing Democrats are merely projecting when they mistrust others with weapons. They can’t be trusted, and therefore do not trust others. After all, leftist political philosophy is that of using brute force extortion and coercion to extract unearned wealth, power, and prestige via the state’s guns. It’s not a giant leap, psychologically speaking, to actually shoot your fellow human beings, when you’ve been conditioned and taught to believe that coercion and outright violence is an acceptable means to deal with your fellow human beings.
As far as the gun-grabbing goes, it makes sense, when your livelihood depends on the state having a monopoly on force in order to extort wealth from producers, that you do not want them armed. I mean… anyone with half a brain can see the logical connection there. You vote for the state to re-distribute people’s wealth and time and effort to you by force(guns), so naturally you would prefer if those people were not armed.
This is a great interview with Yaron Brook of the Ayn Rand Institute on the morality of Capitalism. Given that the economic argument is so drastically one-sided in favor of freedom and Capitalism… why is it that we continually move towards more government, more statism, more leftist intervention in the lives of individuals and the economy?? The moral argument has been conceded, by even the most avid and skilled defenders of Capitalism — and that’s why political ground is lost, has been lost continuously for over 100 years, and will continue to be lost until we finally have complete statism and it collapses under its own weight, as it always does. Defenders of Capitalism must re-claim the moral high ground, which is rightfully ours.