I am not going to say that the members of Moms Demand Action have bad intentions. I’m sure that most of the ladies involved with this organization really want to make a positive difference in the world. The problem is that they don’t understand the way violence (and stopping violence) works in the real world.
You see, Moms Demand Action believes that the guns commit the crimes, not the people firing the guns. Which is about as backward an idea as you can have. Don’t believe me? Shannon Watts of Moms Demand Action recently Tweeted after an illegal immigrant (who had been deported five times already) was convicted of murder:
The best way to honor #KateSteinle and protect the hundreds of Americans who are shot and killed or injured every day in America is to keep guns out of the hands of dangerous people. Why are we more upset that she was shot by an immigrant than that she was shot and killed???
[hat tip to here for the source]
Of course, other people had an immediate response. Justin T. Hawkins of the Heartland Institute Tweeted back:
With all due respect, please just take the night off. The gun was STOLEN. It was STOLEN. Stolen by someone who should never have been here! What does this have to do with gun laws????
See, Watts just doesn’t get it. She thinks that guns are the problem, so, if we get rid of all guns everywhere, then everyone will be nice, and the world will be peaceful. But so many other people like Hawkins know the truth: The shooter found a way to get around gun control laws to commit his crime. The problem is not that there aren’t enough gun laws. The problem is not that guns are too easy to get hold of. The problem is that people with evil intent will circumvent the laws so that they can do evil things.
Moms Demand Action, here is a news flash for you: The problem isn’t guns; the problems is the hearts of men, and no gun control laws can change that.