And by “they”, I mean gun nuts. In case you missed it, Republican Arkansas State Representative Nate Bell tweeted this:
“I wonder how many Boston liberals spent the night cowering in their homes wishing they had an AR-15 with a hi-capacity magazine?”
I’m guessing very, very few. Since I’m a Boston liberal, I can speak pretty authoritatively on the subject. I actually slept through it, like a lot of people (I did hear sirens, read that a police officer had been wounded, and didn’t think it was connected). Friday morning, when I found out what happened and was under lockdown, it never even occurred to me to think, “Boy, I wish I had a gun.” After I read Bell’s idiotic comment, it still didn’t make sense to me. Not only is Bell a mean and nasty piece of work, he seems to be a constantly frightened and hypervigilant person.
Pity, not anger, is the appropriate emotion.