If you are a Facebook user you have probably seen this some time in the last week:
I've seen it 3 or 4 times now and each time (up until the last) I have just scrolled past because you know what? It IRRITATES me!
Actually, it does far more than irritate me, it worries me AND it makes me question the people I know that feel it's appropriate to post it.
Finally I have caved and posted this (genuine) response:
seen this posted several times now and I genuinely don't understand the
point it is trying to make (that is to say, I understand what it is
saying perfectly, just not the relevance). People kill people and you
can't legislate for every eventuality so we shouldn't even bother
trying? It seems both patronising and defeatist unless I'm missing
something (am I missing something - or stupid ... )"
I'm hoping that someone will enlighten me because I can't see how or why anyone could (or would want) to use this atrocity as some kind of 'pro gun' propaganda (which is how it appears to be being used).
As I have said, I find it both patronising and deeply disturbing.
So AM I missing something?
AM I being stupid?
I honestly don't mind if it's either but I would like to understand exactly what the message is ...