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.”
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.
But guess who else wears orange and would likely support gun control? Violent prison inmates who are about to be released.
“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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