Drawing Fire and Conclusions

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What do the wildfires in Australia have to do with gun control? At first glance, nothing, but it’s simpler than you think.

As the Left and the media (redundant, I know) have told us, the Australia wildfires are horrible and have caused much death and destruction. This isn’t debatable and I agree with this basic idea. Where I part company with the aforementioned propagandists…I mean groups is the cause. The Left and the media (again, redundant) have placed the blame on climate change. After all, Australia has endured a hot summer and dry conditions, which has escalated the probability of wildfires occurring. And for a while, this idea worked.

That is, until there were nearly 200 people arrested for arson in connection with the Australian wildfires. Dry conditions and heat may have added fuel to the fire so to speak, but it wasn’t caused by climate change. It was caused by people, motivated by one thing or another to set fires. Of course, this new information is being overwhelmed by the climate change crowd’s rampant jumping to conclusions that would have made Evel Knievel beg off.

Now, let’s go back to the question I asked at the outset. What do the wildfires in Australia have to do with gun control? If you haven’t figured it out yet, it’s the human factor. People can and will do horrible things motivated by any number of factors: love, hate, watching too many reruns of “Two and a Half Men”, and so on. There may be additional factors that contribute to the act, but in the end it’s still the person who pulls the trigger, sets the fire, and so on.

Remember the California wildfires a couple of months back? Those were also blamed on climate change, but further investigation uncovered the fires were caused by utility workers. Although I doubt a lineman for the company set out to start a fire, the human factor is still the same.

And that’s where the Left and media get it wrong. Climate change didn’t cause the wildfires in California and Australia, and access to guns doesn’t cause mass shootings. Someone still has to take action, be it accidentally or on purpose. The funny thing is the Left will bend itself into pretzels to blame humans for climate change but never once consider the shooter to be to blame for a mass shooting. Instead, every shooting is the fault of the NRA, Republicans, Donald Trump, and however many other boogeymen they want to bring into the equation, which takes the responsibility away from the shooter and puts it onto people that didn’t even pull the trigger.

So, the shooter isn’t to blame for killing people, but humanity is to blame for killing people in another way?

Yes, folks, the Left is just that illogical.

The upside to this is it gives us plenty of material with which to mock the Left. Which is nice.

Author: Thomas

I'm a small town boy living in the heart of Iowa watching the world go by with my wife and dog.

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