1 Oct 19
Puppets and Puppeteers

Most health professionals and researchers agree that “Disarm Lists” cannot be assembled with any kind of reasonable predictive accuracy.

We do not have the science yet to know whom to preemptively disenfranchise, and probably never will.

So, not only do we have “No-Guns-For-You-List” problems with our Constitutional Rights as Americans, we simply don’t know how to tell whom we might preemptively disarm, which would have even the slightest impact on future mass murders.

Arguments on this subject might change if we truly could predict any of this, with even slightly more accuracy than random sampling. But, the only thing we can say with certainty is:

The only reliable predictor of future behavior is past behavior!

Of course, convicted felons are already prohibited from owning guns.

All this suggests that we have two questions:

1) Can “Lists” work?

2) If the worked, do we employ them?

The best data persuasively concludes that we don’t know enough to make sound decisions on whom would get “listed,” when they had never committed a violent crime previously.

Can anyone unerringly predict whom the next mass murderer will be?

If such a person exists, he has yet to step forward, bearing any kind of credible evidence!

Who promote the creation of such “lists” are unfailingly nervous Marxists who (as Marxists always do) want to insure all political opponents are forcibly disarmed, and thus made into second-class citizens!

“To take away a man’s freedom of choice, even his freedom to make the wrong choice, is to manipulate him as though he were a puppet, and not a person.”

Madeline L’Engle