2018-03-07 12:51:58 UTC
Who’s Winning the Culture War on Guns? Question of the Day
BY ROBERT FARAGO |MAR 06, 2018 |93 COMMENTS
Dating app Bumble has banned photos showing lonely hearts holding a gun . .
“Online behavior can both mirror and predict how people treat each other in
the real world,” their statement proclaims. “As mass shootings continue to
devastate communities across the country, it’s time to state unequivocally
that gun violence is not in line with our values, nor do these weapons
belong on Bumble.”
Since when does a picture of an American holding a gun equal promoting mass
murder? If anything, it’s the exact opposite. Or, alternatively, someone
having fun exercising their natural, civil and constitutionally protected
right to keep and bear arms, signaling potential mates that they like guns.
After the Newtown school shooting I was physically threatened by a couple of
belligerent Brown University professors (of all people). But there wasn’t
any of this Bumbling corporate anti-gun virtue signalling (e.g., Delta,
United Airlines, Enterprise, MetLife, etc.).
Has the Florida spree killing unleashed a different sort of anti-gun rights
backlash? Do you hear that gravel-voiced movie trailer guy saying “this time
it’s personal”? Are The People of the Gun losing ground in the War on Guns?
Are Guns are on the same path to oblivion as cigarettes, soda?
Oh, and BTW: military or law enforcement Bumble users can still post images
of themselves with firearms — as long as they’re in uniform. Because that
kind of “gun culture” is OK with the Austin-based antis.
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