Josh Horwitz has just one-upped Paul Helmke on the pathetic scale.
Horwitz is the Executive Director of the Coalition to Stop Gun Violence. In a post today at the Huffington Post entitled NRA’s Latest Poster Boy Sounds Like School Shooter, he insinuates that James D’Cruz is another Columbine killer in waiting. He compares quotes on James’ Facebook page to the stuff said by Dylan Klebold and Eric Harris as well as the Virginia Tech killer Seung-Hui Cho and the Pearl, Mississippi school shooter. He then concludes:
The best case scenario here is that D’Cruz is strikingly immature and incapable of handling the serious responsibilities that come with gun ownership. The worst case scenario is that he’s a ticking time bomb in need of psychiatric care. In either case, he’s a poster boy for why we should prevent handgun sales to those under 21 years of age.
Of course it is utter bullshit and could well be considered an actionable case of defamation.
One could very well rewrite Horwitz’s quote to read:
The best case scenario here is that Horwitiz is strikingly immature and incapable of the rational thought needed for serious policy discussion. The worst case is that he’s a ticking time bomb in need of psychiatric care. In either case, he and Paul Helmke are the poster children for the flailing gun control movement which can be seen in their compulsion to demonize an 18 year-old college freshman.