I am already seeing facebook statuses of my gun nut relatives stating that people kill people; this was evil, not gun; this happens when people go away from god, etc. etc.
Before I have politely disagreed or ignored them. Not this time. I find myself being morally sickened by them. I have had to avoid commenting on their status because I know I would end up fighting them.
All gun owners claim to be a responsible gun owner. Now I believe I have found the difference between the responsible gun owner and the gun nut.
The responsible gun owner puts lives over firearms
Everything else expressed by gun owners flows from this basic statement. Because of this basic moral knowledge, the responsible gun owner understands that we must keep guns away from criminals and mentally ill people. They also understand that the legal sale of assault weapons has been been responsible for the deaths of thousands of people, enabling psychopaths become more lethal than they otherwise would be.
I am happy to say that I have found many of these responsible gun owners in Daily Kos. I thank them for expressing themselves on this site.
As for the gun nut, I don't know how they can live with themselves. How can you be the person who learns about a massacre and the first thing that occurs to you is that the bad liberals are going to take away your guns for this?
How could you open your mouth and defend firearms as if they were the true victims of each of these mass killings?
For the pro-life gun nuts, how could they honestly call themselves pro-life if they treasure more their ability to buy a gun quickly over the lives of children?
Not getting an assault riffle won't kill them. Unfortunately assault riffles do kill children and teachers.