The fine folks over at LGBTQ Nation published a story yesterday when almost nobody was watching claiming that hypermasculinity and easy availability of guns drive crime. Some “doctor” named Warren Blumfeld wrote the piece replete with errors, omissions and outright make-believe. The pretentious “doctor” apparently thinks the title “doctor” will embellish his writings with authority. In reality, he’s probably a “doctor” sort of like Jill Biden.
On top of all that, it surely seems like he’s utterly unfamiliar with the expression that “Armed gays don’t get bashed.”
After reading the story (so you don’t have to), it’s clear in our minds that Doctor Pretentious doesn’t specialize in hard sciences. Even if you factor out his use of junk science “studies,” junk statistics, and pure make-believe, if you look into his background you’ll find yourself asking “Why would anyone give a hoot what his guy thinks?”
Why? His claim to fame, besides writing for LGBTQ Nation is authoring one book: “The What, The So What, and The Now What of Social Justice Education” and helped edit another entitled “Readings for Diversity and Social Justice.” Now, that’s putting a dent in the universe that will be talked about for generations sort of like Leonidas and the 300 Spartans at Thermopylae.
Here’s an example of his shuck and jive from the aforementioned website:
Gun rights advocates mute the actual causes of gun violence: hypermasculinity & easy access
…But regulations on firearms challenge the promises of a patriarchal system based on notions of hyper-masculinity with the elements taken to the extreme of control, domination, competitiveness, autonomy, rugged individualism, strength, toughness, forcefulness, and decisiveness, and, of course, never having to ask for help. Concepts of cooperation and community responsibility are pushed to the sidelines or often discarded. This combined with the easy legal access to firearms presents a recipe for disaster playing itself out so many times in the United States that it has become routine.
Hypermasculinity? Is that why snub-nosed revolvers and micro pocket pistols are popular sellers for self-defense? Is that why women are the fastest growing segment of gun owners, because they don’t have penises? What explains the growth of black Americans buying guns to protect their families?
And “easy legal access?” Has the good doc bought a gun in his life? Probably not. In Illinois, assuming one has a FOID card, it takes DAYS to purchase a firearm and walk out of the store with it. Without a FOID card it might take months.
In some states, like the nation’s shooting spree capital of California, it takes WEEKS to buy a gun and take it home.
This guy is a hack. Unlike Leonidas, nobody’s gonna remember Warren Blumfeld a year after he dies, much less a generation or a millennium for what he did or who he was.
In the meantime, in recognition of the upcoming “Pride” Month, we would like to remind our “alphabet family friends” that Armed Gays Don’t Get Bashed.