Nearly every player on the New York Mets baseball team dressed in orange like prison inmates to promote gun control, the political movement that would practically turn Americans into a disarmed prison population.
The Mets posed in orange for a photo tweeted out on Tuesday in support of “Gun Violence Awareness Day,” which is sponsored by Michael Bloomberg’s “Everytown for Gun Safety.”
— New York Mets (@Mets) June 2, 2015
“The New York Mets became the first pro sports franchise to join the campaign and will today release a photo of the entire team wearing orange in support of efforts to reduce gun violence,” Everytown said in a statement. “The team will also release a photo of the Mets’ front office staff wearing orange in support of the campaign.”
Other anti-gun celebrities, such as Sarah Silverman, also posed in orange.
— Sarah Silverman (@SarahKSilverman) May 31, 2015
But guess who else wears orange and would likely support gun control? Violent prison inmates who are about to be released.
— Hillary's Uranium (@rovibe71) June 2, 2015
“The laws that forbid the carrying of arms … disarm only those who are neither inclined nor determined to commit crimes,” Cesare Beccaria wrote in Essay on Crimes and Punishments, a quote which later influenced Thomas Jefferson. “Such laws make things worse for the assaulted and better for the assailants; they serve rather to encourage than to prevent homicides, for an unarmed man may be attacked with greater confidence than an armed man.”
In other words, a disarmed population is at the mercy of those with arms, just like a prison population which is at the mercy of armed guards.
So it’s actually quite fitting that anti-gun activists would dress like disarmed prisoners to push gun control.
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