“Guns are for cowards,” St. Louis, Missouri Ward 22 Alderman Jeffrey Boyd tells the camera in a statement filmed shortly after his nephew was gunned down. “That is not how we handle our differences. We can do better than this, St. Louis. There is no glory, there is no honor in killing somebody. And, sooner or later, you will be caught.” . . .
While the antis are sure to seize on the statement to bolster their anti-ballistic bile, we may be nearing the point where communities plagued by firearms-related crime, injury and death understand that it’s the mindset of the people pulling the trigger that matters more than their “easy access to guns.” A mindset sustained by simple human greed and the distinct lack of a moral foundation.
We shall see. Many more will die in the meantime.