There’s been a lot of talk about gun control on the back of the pro-gun rally held in Virginia a few days ago. The news is full of images of weekend warriors, some in body armor, most in camo, and all armed to the teeth. Their theory is that we’d all be a lot safer if there were more people like them around to take care of evil-doers.
But I don’t know, does this image make YOU feel safer? For me, I feel like where there’s smoke, there’s fire, and I can feel that gun in the crowd, waiting impatiently to fire its rounds wherever it may, possibly into me. Or you. Or all of us.
A gun in the crowd feels like I’m in an area that NEEDS a gun in the crowd, and it’s presence feels more like an escalation than a preventative. How about instead just no guns in the crowd for anyone? No one can shoot you with a bullet that isn’t there.
This image was taken in Edfu, Egypt, at the Temple of Horus, one of the most powerful gods in ancient Egypt. Not powerful enough, apparently, to make his lands safe for future generations. Or quell man’s insatiable desire to kill one another.