Such Stubbornness

2 min readJun 4, 2022

No matter how many lives are taken by it

For those who stubbornly believe that the unfettered availability of guns are akin to securing their own rights and freedom, you couldn’t be more wrong. You couldn’t be more obtuse, and more unreasonable. Whether you care to admit it or not, you couldn’t be more irrational and more selfish with your posturing and defense of the indefensible.

No matter how many innocent young lives are sacrificed for the fantasy of the relatively few and cognitively stunted, it only matters most that they can mistakenly feel secure in an envronment made increasingly insecure by their attitude and behavior. The sort of motivated ignorance on display that is insensitive to the aftermath and carnage of unrestricted gun violence is borne out of misanthropy.

The purpose of this piece is not to rehash, remark or report on the details of these tragedies in particular because it seemingly would invite debate and none of it is plausible for debate. What simply went wrong is the idea that the 2nd Amendment is irrefutable. What was simply written by mere mortals long ago does not make it bond.

That some would go so far as to take the opportunity to challenge the observable evidence we call truth and, to then distort those actualities deriving from the easy access and obtainment of guns, especially to cause harm or settle grievances is to become mired in the mumpsimus of a tyrannical electorate set.

A common belief is that guns in the house protect those who live there from crime. Not so, according to several studies dating back to the 1980s and 1990s that are supported by more recent work. Guns in the home have been repeatedly linked to an increased risk for homicide and suicide.

Armament made available for public use through point of sale for which no licensure nor registration is minimally required is in essence a form of sanctioned sociopathy and is canibalistic to its own obstinate cause.

The threat espoused is the very threat itself — only exponential.

[…]human behavior is a lot messier than simple logic predicts. Researchers posit that even if keeping a gun at home does thwart the odd break-in, it may also change the gun owner’s behavior in ways that put that person and his or her family more at risk. “The fact that you have a gun may mean that you do things you shouldn’t be doing: you take chances you shouldn’t otherwise take; you go to places where it’s really not safe, but you feel safe,” says David Hemenway, director of the Harvard Injury Control Research Center.


It appears the more that I write the better I perceive.