Whenever there is a mass shooting, the typical arguments break out. The left questions why the shooter was able to get a gun. Conservatives, however, almost always are quick to point out that the shooting occurred in a “gun-free” zone.
Why are so many people disarmed for the convenience of criminals? Why do liberals believe that “one more” gun law will keep people safe from a madman who is okay with murder, but would theoretically be stopped by laws prohibiting him from legally purchasing a firearm?
A modicum of commonsense reveals that murderers are undeterred by gun statutes. While they may be immune to morality, they are not immune to physics and a .40 caliber hydrashock round to the dome can stop killers where silly statutes so routinely fail.
In celebration of this clear idea, someone has been placing posters all throughout West Hollywood, California, with a clear message: “#shootback.
With a simple hashtag, the posters demonstrate several powerful messages. Hung in the area of Hollywood with a very active homosexual community, the posters entail the Gadsden Flag “Don’t Tread on Me” snake amidst a backdrop of rainbow colors and the simple slogan, “#Shootback.”
The posters appeared in the days following the terrorist attack in Orlando which occurred at a homosexual club. Nobody as of yet knows who is responsible for the bold call to action.
No community or free citizen is obliged to surrender their right to self-defense. It is more than a human right, it is an animal right. The instinct to do what is necessary to defend your life is a fundamental right and denying this ability to a person or group of people is indefensibly immoral.
In this regard, conservatives and liberals should come together; if we want greater protections for the homosexual community, it is time to strengthen concealed carry laws to allow them to utilize their human right of self-defense.