March For Our Lives was founded in the aftermath of Parkland. To hear gun control advocates and the media tell it, they were going to change the debate forever.
Well, they haven’t.
Oh, they make a lot of noise and the school walkout made some headlines, but like a lot of the hype didn’t match reality.
Since their founding, they’ve tried a few protests to…I don’t know. But they tried another one.
Activists with the March For Our Lives organization brought a grim message to lawmakers in Washington, D.C. Thursday.
On the four-year anniversary of the March For Our Lives rally, activists placed over 1,100 fake body bags to spell out “Thoughts and Prayers” at the National Mall.
It has been four years since thousands of people protested in D.C. to demand action on the gun violence epidemic in the wake of the 2018 school shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.
As Shakespeare said, “It is a tale told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.”
Oh, using the body bags to spell out “thoughts and prayers” is them pretending they’re clever. However, what they forget is that there are two sides to the debate, and those of us on this side will argue that we’re saving lives too.
Part of me would love to sneak up and rearrange the bags so they spell “gun control kills” just to make that point.
But March For Our Lives is nothing if not oblivious to the fact that their preferred narrative isn’t universally accepted. Honestly, this effort is exactly the kind of preachy nonsense we’ve come to expect from the David Hogg crowd.
See, what they’re taking issue with is that after a shooting, people offer thoughts and prayers, but then don’t pass gun control. For them, it’s the only possible solution that can even be considered.
It’s a myopathy that permeates the gun control movement so completely that it becomes virtually impossible to engage in any kind of debate. You either agree with them or you’re intentionally complicit in any and all crimes against humanity.
For the guys who like to talk about nuance, they sure don’t comprehend it here.
Yet when you look at the homicide rate throughout the 20th century, you’ll find that the rate didn’t exactly go down following the passing of the Gun Control Act in 1968. Instead, it started skyrocketing, reaching a peak in the 1990s that only really started going down after states began liberalizing their gun laws.
If gun control were an unmitigated good and the only possible solution, as March For Our Lives members would have us believe, then how can that be the case?
That would involve them looking at the subject from a distance beyond their nose so as to get a better view of it. They’ve been told gun control is the answer so now they’re going to tell everyone else it’s the answer and they’ll do it by arranging body bags because they think making lawmakers feel guilty will override the facts.
I’d tell March For Our Lives to do better, but I don’t think they’re capable of it.