“If there’s any will at all to reduce the death toll from guns in this country — more than 33,000 deaths a year — no doubt the country that sent a man to the moon can figure out how to do it without violating citizens’ rights.” Sure there is! All we have to do is . . .
Effectively address the scourge of suicide — which accounts for about two thirds of firearms-related fatalities — and start locking up gang bangers — who account for the majority of the remaining deaths.
Anyway, Jill Richardson makes her optimistic observation at columbiamissourian.com. So…show me!
Nope. Ms. Richardson has no suggestions. But she reckons that any gun control law is OK as long as it has some impact on “gun violence.”
Furthermore, just because a law may not prevent all shootings doesn’t mean it won’t prevent some shootings.
I’ve even heard a gun advocate say that regulation won’t work because it would only stop people who are too stupid to get around them from obtaining a gun.
You know what? That sounds good to me. If we can prevent every single shooting perpetrated by a stupid person, I’m for it.
That’s still fewer people dying overall. It won’t get us down to zero, but refusing to do anything just because it’s a partial solution is ridiculous.
Each little bit of progress we make is a human life saved. It’s an entire family whose lives aren’t torn apart and changed forever.
It’s two fewer grieving parents and four fewer grieving grandparents. It’s more children who grow up with their parents alive.
I don’t have a stake in which method we use to reduce gun violence so long as we pick something that works. It would be nice if law-abiding gun enthusiasts would help.
Well now, here’s the thing: gun control laws have far more impact on law-abiding Americans than on criminals (and thus firearms-related injuries and deaths). Ipso facto.
By making it more difficult for law-abiding Americans to keep and bear arms (yes AR-15’s too), gun control laws invoke the law of unintended consequences. More [defenseless] people are hurt than helped.
And if the citizenry are completely disarmed (gun control’s hidden goal), all hell breaks loose. The hell that claimed my family and would include, I suspect, left-leaning journalists, should that dark day ever arrive.