Gee, I could just cry...NOT. Ms. Jenny Price, (Freelance writer and research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.) was just "speechless" at the attacks on her account of her brother's death.
When you dare to call for the removal of a natural (Or, God given) right, don't be surprised if you piss some people off. In your zeal to "protect" us from the "evil" gun, you've made the common mistake of overlooking that:
1. Guns don't have morals, feelings, or intelligence. GUNS, do not start violence. They are tools. Nothing more, nothing less. Trying to ascribe morals and intelligence to firearms is a typical Anti-Freedom ploy.
2. However, if you are determined to go after inanimate objects and blame them for death and destruction, there are items that cause way more deaths each and every year, that no one seems bothered about. Why not go after cars? In 2003, the CDC reports that over 44,000 people died as a result of auto accidents in the USA alone!
3. And what about medical mistakes? In 2000, it was reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) that at least 225,000 people die each year from medical mistakes. Maybe we should ban doctors?
My point is this. If you want to be active for something that will protect human life, why not be active AGAINST gun control? Optimistic estimates are that at least 2,000,000 people use firearms defensively each year. FBI statistics put this number considerably lower. Somewhere in the region of 750,000 or so. Still quite a large number, and considerably more than the number of people who are maliciously killed or injured with firearms.
Take away guns, and you take away ALL those people who were saved by the presence of a gun. Gun control only affects the law-abiding citizens. It does not stop the criminally minded. IF a person wants a gun to commit a crime, they will find a way to get one.
This has been proven in other areas. Back in 1919, when Prohibition started, people still wanted alcohol. They found it, they made it, they drank it. Prohibition also helped increase the size and power of organized crime. If we prohibit gun ownership by the private citizen, all you're doing is creating a nation of victims. IF that is what you want, why not move to Great Britain?
Oh, and hows that war on drugs going? We're really stopping all the drug users with prohibition, aren't we.
Look, I'm sure what happened to you and your family was a tradedy. But creating a breeding ground for more tragedy will not bring your brother and his fiancee back. What I find odd though, LA has some of the strictest anti-gun laws in the land, and they did not protect your brother, and his financee. Maybe it's the anti-gun laws that need to be stopped, before they kill again!
I have to add one more comment here. To all the guys who stay up till 3:00AM in their underwear, typing these unwarranted attacks on the anti-gun types like Ms. Jenny Price (Freelance writer and research scholar at the UCLA Center for the Study of Women.), you guys have GOT to get a life. Name calling is NEVER, I repeat, NEVER justified, even if they deserve it. It only belittles your own political stance. And I think some of you owe Ms. Price an apology for calling her story about her brother's death into question.
But that's just my opinion, like everything else on this blog.
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