A Brief History of Gun Violence

It’s true.

All of it.

Especially the made up parts.

Absolute facts that the historiologists at Babylon Research Institute of Searching Reaches have painstakingly pulled from their orifices for your entertainment and delight.

See how many actual buzzwords you can spot by people who actually make the life altering legal decisions that you are responsible for though. That part is genuinely terrifying. When you cannot discern the difference between the satire site doing it for fun and a California, New York, or Illinois aligned politico, that’s just sad.

Folks, even with the rather tumultuous state the world currently inhabits do not put on the nostalgia hat and rose colored glasses of the past too seriously. Why? Because historically the ‘good old days’ weren’t all that good, we’re just remembering the good parts of then against the bad parts of now.

The 21st Century is unequivocally the best time to have been alive in history. Even though parts of the world are at war, even though America is seeing a politician led decline in our civility towards each other, even though things are far from perfect they are still pretty damn good on the grand scale. We need to force perspective. We need to ground ourselves, touch grass as the parlance of today puts it.

We need to awake and recognize that the perfection of an “easier than we had it” future that our parents promised isn’t happening, not for their lack of trying but they could never deliver. We can keep getting better among instances that are still bad, but that doesn’t mean things aren’t good. Our greatest political ‘end of the world’ turmoil in the nation can be fixed in our legislatures and with votes as civil members of community.

But we’ve seen our faith decline so far that every fresh tragedy gets FedFlagged immediately, and it gets harder and harder to hear “known to authorities” without asking how many of these are you not going to catch team? It stopping being a joke and starting to be the FBI is the joke, or actively collaborating so that they can get a big win arrest and then they screw it up.

Don’t think the cops would invent a crime to solve? Ha! The kidnapping of Whitmer in Michigan is just the most recent and egregious example.

But all that aside, we’ve still got it damn good here and we are further from the brink than the doomers would have us believe. I honestly wonder how much doomer prop is contributing to the various feelings of violent intent in the young as we continue to experience attacks from disenfranchised young men.

Keith is the Editor-in-Chief of GAT Marketing Agency, Inc. editor@gatdaily.com A USMC Infantry Veteran and Small Arms and Artillery Technician, Keith covers the evolving training and technology from across the shooting industry. A Certified Instructor since 2009, he has taught concealed weapons courses in the West Michigan area in the years since and continues to pursue training and teaching opportunities as they arise.