“Treat Bombs Like Guns”
As summarized by Wikipedia, “Between March 2 and 20, 2018, five package bombs exploded, mostly in the American city of Austin, Texas, killing two people and injuring another five. The suspect, […], blew himself up inside his vehicle after he was pulled over by police on March 21, also injuring a police officer.” It is our policy not to immortalize murderers by repeating their names, which explains the ellipsis.
It was not long before the following meme appeared, apparently lampooning supposedly ineffective efforts to curb violence with guns—
As to the points raised—
To say this meme raises a false equivalency is putting things mildly—
The Austin serial bomber killed only three people in just over two weeks. But if we’re going to make comparisons, remember that the Parkland shooter killed 17 people in seven minutes with an AR-15—with no real skill, no trouble acquiring the weapon, and no liability.
Ani DiFranco (1970) It was on this date, September 23, 1970, that recording artist and entrepreneur Ani DiFranco was born in Buffalo, New York. She got her first lessons in performance from Buffalo bar talent, which left her with no illusions about the music business. DiFranco began singing and playing acoustic guitar before she was […]