"There is no better illustration of the liberal belief in a benevolent government than their constant attack on individual freedoms and self-protection, particularly regarding firearms.
In liberalworld guns are not necessary because government is good, omnipresent, and protects you from harm. Until reality shows up, that is. And then the problem is a killer simply misunderstood, bullied as a child, or someother such nonsense revolving around a lack of personal responsibility for their actions."
- A commenter on a PSH'ing article that will be the subject of another post
I'm not even sure many anti-gun liberals really believe the lines they use. All but the most ardent anti's will, if pressed, conclude that guns are good and can save lives in some situations, but they'll deny that reality in place of their "guns are bad" belief system. Surely even anti's realize that a cop can't be everywhere, yet I constantly hear that it's best to just have the cops come save you.
That's the problem though, their beliefs don't line up with reality and thus their policies constantly fail when put up against those realities. Perhaps it's nothing more than a level of cognitive dissonance which I'm simply unable to comprehend?