Guns? Watch your language!
The Wording on Guns and Fear
By now, you have heard the words “mass shooter” and “gun violence”. In large part, these words were pushed by activist groups and entered the mainstream without much thought of word choice and what is conveyed. Gun violence? Do guns walk around and punch people in the face? Do guns bite? And does violence not exist without guns? Does a cat deliver claw violence? Ever heard anyone say knife violence? Or fist violence? Is it a snowball fight or snow violence? Giving birth or birthing violence? The words “gun violence” are meant to make you think violence does not exist without guns. At the same time, the words assume, guns are only used for violence. This type of pairing of words is designed to set a narrative and disrupt logic.
The same is true of “mass shooter”. Do we refer to a pitcher as a mass thrower? Or the basketball player as a mass hooper? People really do not think about how they are being conditioned by the use of such words. What should be said is there was a massacre and the (alleged) murderer used a gun. But that would cause you to focus on murder and not the gun. What should be said is guns are a weapon of self-defense.
The abuse of words has led to massive amounts of hoplophobia. Oh, you don’t know what hoplophobia is? It is the fear of guns. Many people have this condition and do not realize it. All forms of media, particularly television and social media, condition you to think guns are dangerous things to take a bite out of you! Does anyone name a gun Rover? Guns are a defense against bad people.
People, including children, should learn about guns. Fortunately, the Omaha area has several gun ranges where you can go, and rent a gun, and fire it or get lessons. The most common danger of firing a gun is potential hearing loss if you do not wear ear protection such as ear plugs. Memorial day is a good time to learn about guns and what veterans had to learn about guns. So here is a list.
Frontier Justice! https://frontier-justice.com/ They are in District 20, formerly John McCollister’s district. Stu Dornan is running for the district. You might want to contact him at https://votestudornan.com/ and ask him about gun rights as he says nothing about the topic on his site.
Tactical 88 https://88tactical.com They are in District 49 occupied by Jen Day. She is not up for election but you might want to tell her about gun rights. http://news.legislature.ne.gov/dist49/ But, you might be better off supporting Christian Mirch https://votemirch.com/ who is running against anti-gun fanatic Machaela Cavanaugh.
Inner Ten https://www.inner10range.com/ This is in District 8. Meagan Hunt is Senator here. Yes, so go to Asher’s site and donate today! https://marilynasher.com/
In Bellevue, there is Athena. https://athenafirearms.com/ This is Carol Blood’s district, number 3. She is not up for election, but she is running for governor as a leftists, so maybe donate to Jim Pillen instead https://www.jimpillen.com/
Eastern Nebraska Gun Club is headquartered in Ralston but the range is east of Louisville https://engc.us/ Two great guys running for office in the area, Clements and Riepe. See their sites at https://www.senatorclements.com/ and https://voteriepe.com/
The Bullet Hole is technically in LaVista. https://thebh.com/ This is Steve Lathrop’s district 12. Best to support Merv here. https://voteriepe.com/
Reader: Wait a second, wait a second! What is with you slipping in all these politicians on this topic?
Me: Subliminal messaging! More seriously, once you lost your fear of guns, you will realize you should fear the politicians who want to restrict your right to self defense.