Commentator, humorist, and “Political Cowboy” Chad Prather regularly shares his views on a variety of topics, no matter how controversial. After the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, where 17 people were killed by a former student with an AR-15, gun control has been at the forefront of people’s minds, and Prather had something to say on the matter.
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Prather posted a video on Facebook where he discusses some of the main points surrounding the gun control debate. He by jumping right into the topic, saying, “Let’s face some facts folks; when it comes to guns in America, we’ve got a very serious issue. However, the guns themselves are not an issue at all as much as some would like for them to be.”
“Now it seems like the simple solution to just ban an object rather than to address the more serious and difficult issues at hand,” he continues. “We have history that’s demonstrated that man’s inhumanity to man is just a fact of life, and we’re reminded on an almost daily basis that almost that evil truly lives and lurks in our world.”
Prather then proceeds to discuss Cain and Abel, where Cain killed Abel with a rock, and states that “modern logic would have us believe it was somehow the fault of the rock, and Cain’s accessibility to it, rather than the twisted hatred that resides in Cain’s heart and in his mind.”
“Now, we can throw away the heart,” he continues, “but how do you deal with the heart? And none of us have truly found the answer to that.”
Prather states that the primary goal should be to figure out how to “make it more difficult for that evil to manifest itself,” as “evil will always find a way to do its bidding whether it’s killing 168 people with a truck full of fertilizer and diesel fuel or murdering innocents with a common kitchen appliance like a pressure cooker.”
“Do we blame the objects weaponized or do we blame the evil personified?”
He acknowledges that there are “many today who are calling for an all-out ban on certain types of weapons, specifically guns and rifles that they deem more dangerous or more evil looking than others,” including those pushing to have AR-15s banned as they don’t view the weapon as a “practical tool” for work on ranches and farms for dealing with predators.
Prather then discusses how some Americans may wish to maintain their ability to possess the rifles as a method of keeping “the playing field close to level” in regards to self-defense.
Prather’s points are well-articulated as he continues to discuss addressing the “evil” that appears to him as though it is “on the rise.”
He also discusses those with criminal convictions or mental illness not being listed in federal databases, or that those who lie on federal forms are not being prosecuted for “a felony offense.”
“These are the issues that arise when you trust bureaucrats,” Prather adds. “It doesn’t get done.”
“Therefore, I contend that more legislation that will lead to less effective results is not the solution,” he says. “I wish it were that simple, but why build a bigger net without fixing the holes in the net that you already have.”