“Gun control will not fix schools, restore neighborhoods, stabilize disintegrating (wealthy or poor) families, employ people, heal mental illness, rejuvenate local economies, or help create self respect,” health care consultant Vikram Khanna writes at thehealthcareblog.com. “I support gun courts and mandatory, no-parole sentencing for people who commit gun crimes, with a massive public education campaign to back it up.” And that’s not all he says in his essay Why Public Health Needs a New Gun Doctrine. Suffice it to say, Mr. Khanna has as much good to say about gun control as Churchill did re: H.M. Navy’s traditions (“rum, sodomy and the lash”). More than that, his replies to critical commentators reveal a mind as sharp as a steel trap. Check out this exchange . . .
DM from CT says:
September 11, 2014 at 3:38 pm
This post is as obnoxious as it is wrong! I’m a doc from Newton CT. “Gun owners as victim” is just bullshit. The part I appreciate is the the careful attention to gun safety. That’s a good thing. But straw man made up arguments? Spare us.
Vik Khanna says:
September 11, 2014 at 3:55 pm
Where does the post indicate that gun owners are victims? Futher, what data do you have to counter any point made? You are certainly entitled to emote, it’s a standard gun control strategy, and I would never deny it to you.
From Congress to statehouses around the country, the standard approach to gun violence is blame the implement and, by extension, anyone who lawfully posseses one. You cannot get around fundamentals by avoiding facts.
For his willingness to stand up for gun rights in a culture antithetical to firearms freedom – despite the negative effect it might have on his business – we salute Mr. Khanna as our gun hero of the day.