Quite fitting that gun control advocates dress like disarmed prisoners
June 2, 2015
Nearly every player on the New York Mets baseball team dressed in orange like prison inmates to promote gun control, the political movement that would practically turn Americans into a disarmed prison population.
The Mets posed in orange for a photo tweeted out on Tuesday in support of “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” which is sponsored by Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety.”
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 2, 2015
“The New York Mets became the first pro sports franchise to join the campaign and will today release a photo of the entire team wearing orange in support of efforts to reduce gun violence,” Everytown said in a statement. “The team will also release a photo of the Mets’ front office staff wearing orange in support of the campaign.”
Other anti-gun celebrities, such as Sarah Silverman, also posed in orange.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 31, 2015
But guess who else wears orange and would likely support gun control? Violent prison inmates who are about to be released.
— Hillary's Uranium (@rovibe71) June 2, 2015
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes,” Cesare Beccaria wrote in Essay on Crimes and Punishments, a quote which later influenced Thomas Jefferson. “Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
In other words, a disarmed population is at the mercy of those with arms, just like a prison population which is at the mercy of armed guards.
So it’s actually quite fitting that anti-gun activists would dress like disarmed prisoners to push gun control.
This article was posted: Tuesday, June 2, 2015 at 1:18 pm