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There’s something supremely stupid about pushing for gun control in a state like Texas.

Or, at least, there used to be.

Beto O’Rourke almost unseated Sen. Ted Cruz in his bid to join the Senate, something that probably shouldn’t have even been close. There’s been a fair bit of speculation about that, as well.

Still, O’Rourke lost, which means while Cruz works to make law, O’Rourke needs to find ways to fill his time. That’s where Moms Demand Action comes in.

Former representative Beto O’Rourke is set to speak at a gun control meeting Wednesday as the public waits for his final decision on whether he will run for president in 2020.
Moms Demand Action, a pro-gun control group, will host its first El Paso Chapter meeting Wednesday at 5:30 pm, at the El Paso Community Foundation Room downtown.
O’Rourke running for president would be epically hilarious, mostly because we’d have a guy who couldn’t even win his state trying to win the entire country. It really betrays just how desperate the Democrats are that someone in O’Rourke’s position could seriously consider a run.

That said, he’s pretty popular within the party and his stance on guns–a significant reason why he lost in November–is unlikely to be a hindrance.

However, it’s telling that Moms Demand Action is reaching out to its best hope for gun control in Texas, a guy who lost a statewide election. After all, Moms Demand’s in a state where most folks oppose gun control on a visceral level. In fact, Texas is the state people tend to think of first if you ask them to name a pro-gun state.

So there’s little hope for gun control in the state, yet Moms Demand Action will continue its Quixotic quest for gun control.

What it doesn’t get is that gun control is not now, nor ever will be, the answer to the problem of violence. There isn’t a single answer and anyone foolish enough to continue preaching that should be ignored. Gun control won’t stop violence. At best, it’ll make felons shift to other weapons, weapons that can be just as deadly.

After all, you can give a law-abiding, decent person a rocket launcher and they won’t hurt a living soul while the violent criminal will use anything he or she can get their hands on to commit violence upon their fellow man.

This isn’t rocket science. I don’t even think gun control activists will dispute this, at least in part. So why is it so hard for them to understand that disarming the law-abiding isn’t a solution?

It boggles my mind. I don’t understand how anyone can continue to think that after the mountains and mountains of data we have showing that guns are a net positive for society.

Then again, there’s “ignorance,” which is simply not knowing something, and then there’s “willful ignorance” which is still not knowing something but not knowing it by choice.

It’s no difficult to figure out which applies. If you need a hint, they’re the ones inviting a failed senatorial candidate to speak to them.