Glenn Reynolds and the rest of wingnuttia are crapping their cages over the liberal reaction to the Pittsburgh shooting. In one of his updates, Reynolds posts an e-mail response to Oliver Willis’ reaction to the shooting:
Oliver Willis is for banning violent video games, presumably. And I’m sure he thinks the Beatles should’ve been locked up along with Charles Manson. Just kidding, that would only be if he actually had principles and wasn’t just trying to score cheap political points from the murder of police officers.
So Glenn Beck, Michele Bachmann and the others are like fictional CG cartoon characters in a pretend video game world? I knew it!
Seriously, there’s a huge difference between mental patients or impressionable children mistaking fiction for reality, and adults with fixed ideologies and loaded guns acting upon calls for revolution from real-life elected officials and news network commentators. Huge difference.
The fact that Reynolds and this e-mailer can’t see the difference proves they might be unable to distinguish between fiction and reality. If that’s the case, they don’t qualify for gun ownership.