Bill Whittle’s Solution to Gun Control – Meh

I liked the start where Bill was saying not to blame an inanimate object such as a gun (we’ve been through that a million times before).  He lost me with the “Blame the parents” part directly after that.  Sure parenting obviously has a massive impact on a person’s life, but being 33 years old and knowing some people who had various family situations growing up, I can tell you that some people just decide on their own to be terrible human beings…. the same way some people decide they are going to be an asset to society and a model human being.

The “fatherless bitter boys” rhetoric seems like just as much of a reach as the “all of them owned violent video games” rhetoric the anti-gun crowd likes to always tack on to every tragedy. *shrug*

I’m no expert, but If you ask me the bottom line across the board with these tragedies is mental illness.  All the amazing parenting in the world isn’t going to stop an idiot who is actually crazy, from doing whatever he/she wants to.  STEP 1: Stop making scumbags famous.  STEP 2: Figure out how to actually help people who are mentally ill.

gun-control-worksAlthough there were some good points towards the end, Bill lost me on this one for the most part.  He has had some great videos in the past, and I hope he has some great videos in the future.

Thoughts?

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