Saturday, September 22, 2012

Its For The Children

The constant refrain of the gun prohibitionists is that guns or standard-capacity magazines or ammunition must be banned because "its for the children".

I came across the picture below in today's Wall Street Journal in a book review. The Cage deals with Sri Lanka and how the country's marginalization of their Tamil minority lead to a 26-year civil war which only ended when the Tamil Tigers were annihilated in 2009.

While I don't approve of the tactics used by the Tamil Tigers or the official repression of the Tamils by the Sri Lankan government, it still looks to me like those kids are enjoying that see-saw. I guess you could say it is for the children, too.

1 comment:

  1. It might be because I wasn't around until recently, but as far as I know, the only people who ever say "it's for the children" are gun rights advocates, mocking anti-gun advocates. Did anyone ever say, "We need to restrict guns, for the children!" and actually mean it?