You Must Shoot All the Things!

So this happened.  

And it’s not the first time. Whenever I hear a story like this, I don’t think “Time for gun control,” though that may be a reasonable line of thinking aside. No, I just think, why would you shoot that even if you were right? How urgent is it to shoot a monkey that you can’t wait two seconds to make sure it’s not your son?

Maybe I’m being naive. I mean, it could be that there is a disproportionate number of monkeys in the sex offender registry. Then the guy is just trying to protect his son, right?

Or maybe we just don’t know the backstory. Maybe Gupta Bahadur has been threatened by the monkey mafia. Maybe a monkey killed his parents and he was seeking revenge.

So if these are possibilities, then maybe you should shoot all monkeys without taking time to check the species you are killing. Maybe a monkeyologist could clear this up for us in the comments. 


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