Last night I wrote about Nevada Assemblywoman Michele Fiore, who thinks that prescription drugs are to blame for gun violence. This is the same woman who earlier this year claimed that cancer was a fungus which could be flushed out with baking soda. Nothing will probably be more ridiculous than that (other than the “false flag” conspiracy nuts), but Louisiana’s chronically-absent governor Bobby Jindal is certainly willing to give it a go.
Possibly emboldened by his ascent to an underwhelming 6% in Iowa Republican polls, Bobby Jindal posted a rant to his website in which he blames the media, society and poor parenting for the shooting last week in Oregon.
Here is the conclusion of the long blog post which blames nearly everything but the easy access to guns:
It’s the old computer axiom – garbage in, garbage out. We fill our culture with garbage, and we reap the result.
If anyone is at all serious about changing any of this, they must address the root problems, and those are cultural decay, the glorification of evil, the devaluation of human life, the breakdown of the family, and specifically the complete abdication of fathers.
Meanwhile, the shallow and simple minded liberals will continue to blame pieces of hardware for the problem, and they will long for the days before firearms were invented.
But the simple truth is, as long as we place no value on human life, as long as we glorify senseless violence and evil, we will get the exact same result. (Source)
Like Michele Fiore and other gun apologists, Bobby Jindal can never admit that the easy access to firearms, especially high-capacity semi-automatic weapons, make massacres like the one at Umpqua Community College possible. In their world, everything can apparently be solved with more religion in government and more guns in our society.
They also like to point to large cities like Washington, Detroit and others which have high rates of homicide and claim that gun laws don’t work – while deliberately ignoring the fact that all of these cities are surrounded by areas where guns are very easy to purchase.
If loosening gun laws and more religion were the cures to gun violence, Bobby Jindal’s home state of Louisiana wouldn’t have the second-highest death rate from gun violence in the country. In recent years, deaths from guns have surpassed deaths involving motor vehicles here in Louisiana, all under Bobby Jindal’s vacant watch. I live here and I can tell you there is absolutely no shortage of religion and guns. By Jindal’s reasoning, we should be one of the safest states in the country, but it is the complete opposite.
Noticeably, as much as Jindal blamed the Oregon shooter’s father for not being around, even though the individual was 26 years old, not once did he mention the mother and her obsession with guns. The most likely reason why he decided to single out the father is because Ian Mercer has spoken out calling for new gun laws that could prevent another massacre like the one his son committed.
While this seems cruel, let’s not forget that conspiracy fanatics harassed grieving families in the wake of the Sandy Hook shooting, claiming that they were part of an anti-gun government plot. The very sheriff who oversaw the investigation into the Umpqua Community College shooting seems to have bought into the Sandy Hook conspiracy and had written a letter to Vice President Joe Biden in 2013 warning him about attempting to enact any new gun legislation.
Bobby Jindal’s response is typical of gun fanatics who are so wound up in their paranoia that they have to blame anything and anyone but the guns, including parents who are already emotionally distraught over the fact that their children are dead.
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