“Gunmakers are no more responsible for gun deaths than cellphone makers are for distracted driving deaths. One out of four car accidents in the United States is caused by texting and driving, according to the National Safety Council.
“Does that mean Apple and Android are responsible? Should they be made to pay? Will high school kids protest them and applaud their demise? Of course not.
“Guns are culturally declasse here in the Northeast and considered downright gauche in much of Massachusetts. IPhones are cool and sophisticated. Hunting is a way of life for many people in the U.S., but can we imagine a truck with a dead white-tailed deer strapped to the hood pulling into Harvard Square?
“There would be widespread panic and possibly a shelter-in-place order. The only greater affront would be a Trump bumper sticker.” – Boston Herald editorial [via bostonherald.com]