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Amanda Marcotte @AmandaMarcotte
, 4 tweets, 1 min read Read on Twitter… Dana Loesch tries to argue that there’s no need to keep guns from kids, blaming “absent or subpar” parenting for teen suicide. Not only does this victim-blaming fail to account for realities of mental illness, it is also incoherent.
The point is that a major aspect of being a good parent is providing a safe environment for children to grow up in.

And while conservatives may not like hearing it, part of that is not having guns in the house. To avoid “subpar” parenting, get rid of guns.
What Loesch is arguing is the equivalent of saying that a “good” parent wouldn’t need to lock poisons away from children. In reality, good parenting involves things like putting locks on cabinets. It’s 101.
I say this all as someone who grew up in a house where guns were laying around, where teens could just take them. I think my parents just didn’t think about it. That’s why public education is so important, and why it’s awful of the NRA to tell parents not to listen to doctors.
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