Sorry—what's that? Hang on, let me mute the news coverage of the latest instance of someone walking into a school and shooting a bunch of kids.
Ok, go on…
Oh, you say you need a gun to protect yourself and your family?
You enjoy hunting and practicing your marksmanship?
Oh, you say guns have been part of your cultural tradition for a hundred years?
Ten years ago, maybe I was willing to hear you out. I might have acknowledged that while I didn't grow up in a household or community where guns were prevalent, I understand you did and have a different experience. I might have been ready to sit down and have a conversation about common-sense reforms to protect your rights as a law-abiding gun owner while keeping guns out of the hands of criminals.
Now? Fuck you.
Fuck you and your bullshit concern-trolling about mental health. You don't care about it, because the only time you ever bring it up is when you are trying to deflect everyone's attention from one of your beloved guns mowing down a bunch of innocent people. Fuck your bullshit rhetoric about guns don't kill people, people kill people. A gun just killed twenty people in a school.
And fuck your thoughts and prayers.