19 Right Wing “Anything but the Gun” Excuses (Updated - Now With More Satan)
Here’s a list of the scapegoats and excuses we’ve heard so far in the ongoing pro-gun noise machine’s efforts to blame gun violence and the Newtown school massacre on absolutely everything but the ready availability of millions of weapons like the Bushmaster AR-15 style assault rifle used by Adam Lanza.
(All excuses taken from actual right wing blog posts, web articles, and radio interviews.)
- Not enough God in schools.
- Not enough guns in schools.
- Not enough manly men in schools.
- Too many womenfolk in schools.
- Not enough children with guns.
- Not enough children trained to carry out human wave attacks.
- Asperger’s Syndrome.
- Mental illness.
- Video games.
- Quentin Tarantino.
- Jon Stewart.
- Abortion pills.
- Gay marriage.
- The theory of evolution.
- Swedish death metal. (OK, kidding on that one.)
I’m sure you can come up with some others.