I know I’m not the only person who’s noticed that every time a famous person and/or child gets shot, the anti-gun nuts come out of the woodwork.
Even on the local sports radio show that I listen to every morning – he was talking about the evils of handguns and how there is NO NEED for them whatsoever.
Oh contraire’. The 2nd amendment doesn’t specify what types of arms are allowed and which aren’t. And as we all know from our history class, the 2nd amendment exists to make sure the government doesn’t run amok.
But if you want to read more about the 2nd amendment, go back and read my old posts.
This post is to point out the idiocy of singling out guns for bannination.
People are killed with knives every day. Where is the anti-knife lobby? If it’s all about saving lives, shouldn’t we get knives off the streets? Frankly I’d rather be shot than stabbed any day. But regardless, you’re just as dead. Why just ban guns?
How about cars? People are killed by cars at an astonishing rate. Shouldn’t we ban them?
I sent the radio talk show host a text this morning that said “Guns kill people the same way your microphone does your radio show.”
He read the text on the air and responded by saying “yes, but if I cuss on the air all the time, they’ll take my mic away.”
I disagree with the analogy he was trying to make, though… He’s calling for handguns to be banned because of what a few people are doing. In his analogy, if a few radio hosts started cussing, we’d have to ban ALL microphones.
It’s just a silly argument to make.
So next time someone is killed by something other than a gun, I’d better hear some hubbub.