Just as with activist Greta Thunberg, the supposed 16-year-old climate change expert from Sweden, the gun control debate has quickly sunk into a quagmire of baseless emotionalism with empirical evidence left out of the discussion.
This is no more evident than when a reasoned debate on gun rights devolves into the mind-set of the anti-gun proponents who believe their own emotionally charged fantasies regardless of what is happening in the real world.
In their world, fear groups like Moms Demand Action serve as cheerleaders for a media more than glad to hype stories about how the innocent hand gestures of a child are more dangerous than the real threat of hardened criminal gangs like MS-13.
The anti-gun rights brainwashing of the left creates the expulsion of a eight-year-old for a photo of a Pop-Tart chewed to the shape of a gun. This from people who have often never held a gun and give vent to their irrational knee-jerk reactions while throwing critical thinking under the bus.
Whether intentional or not, the actions of many leftist gun control advocates is nothing short of a Delusional disorder that results in a neighbor calling law enforcement to report they feel threatened by a neighbor who pointed their finger like a gun. As a parent, one can imagine the same person calling 9-1-1 to report, “She’s looking at me.”
Don Wos, author of Good Gun Bad Guy, explains what a delusional disorder is for Ammoland by citing the Cleveland Clinic:
Delusional disorder, previously called paranoid disorder, is a type of serious mental illness — called a “psychosis”— in which a person cannot tell what is real from what is imagined. The main feature of this disorder is the presence of delusions, which are unshakable beliefs in something untrue.
These delusions usually involve the misinterpretation of perceptions or experiences. In reality, however, the situations are either not true at all or highly exaggerated.
People with delusional disorder often can continue to socialize and function quite normally, apart from the subject of their delusion, and generally do not behave in an obviously odd or bizarre manner.
In some cases, however, people with delusional disorder might become so preoccupied with their delusions that their lives are disrupted.
If you don’t believe this describes the radical left’s view of gun rights, remember the student in Loveland, CO who was banned from school because he went target shooting with his mom at a legal target range.
Nate Myers, the son, posted a picture on Snapchat announcing he was headed out to do some shooting with mom, Justine Myers. After Nate posted a video of the outing, the police department received calls from “concerned citizens” that they felt threatened.
Thankfully, after speaking with Justine and Nate the police agreed they had done nothing illegal and were simply exercising their Second Amendment rights. They further declare that neither Nate nor Justine were a threat to themselves or anyone else.
A short while later Justine awoke to a voicemail saying her son was a threat to Loveland High School where he attended and was not welcome to return to class.
So, what is the left trying to accomplish with such antics? To create an atmosphere of fear where delusional feelings trump fact.