Tuesday, 16 February 2016

Cutting Hughes Some Slack

Jesse Hughes of Eagles Of Death Metal has been getting it in the neck for his views that there should be universal access to guns.
As everyone seems to be pointing out, he's in Europe and the NRA gun worshipping rhetoric won't work here but i do have some sympathy for him. 
He's lived through something absolutely horrendous and the emotions are obviously close to the surface and it must take something to go back and perform in the place of such horrors. 
No reasonably minded person thinks what he is saying is a good idea, it's a barnstormingly crazy idea but as it's coming from someone obviously still deeply traumatised, kinder to just let it go.

8 comments:

Keep Life Simple said...

Well, yawl live in a gun less society and the police completely failed to protect the people from a gun attack.

Only luck put him at the scene, only luck kept him from eating a bullet, and since you and Europeans oppose self defense only luck will keep it from happening to him again.

Keep Life Simple said...

I imagine he felt helpless. Maybe he was in a safe spot but all he could do was watch others slaughtered since you can't stop a shooter with a guitar. Meanwhile the police were outside working on a plan - more helplessness as the good people with guns protect lives by planning instead of shooting bad guys.

Keep Life Simple said...

A distasteful (to leftists) but logical conclusion is that if he had a gun he might be able to stop the shooters. At least make them duck so so innocents could escape.

Falling on a bruise said...

You live in a gun society and you had a mass shooting every day last year so you may need to remind me how more guns in circulation is working for you. Keep that insanity over there.
You also missed out the 'Yippee Kiya' and 'Yeehaw' at the end.

Keep Life Simple said...

Ditto. Keep your ideals over there! 😃

Falling on a bruise said...

Our ideals and our lack of daily mass shootings?

Keep Life Simple said...

Sure. Keep all your views over there and take all the miscreants here that want to make America like Europe please.

Keep Life Simple said...

American ideals:
- individual over state
- individual over collective
- freedom over equality
- independence over dependence

Sadly, American ideals come at a cost including mass shootings. Alas, European ideals also come at a cost including helplessness.