Saturday, February 16, 2013

Just get rid of the guns

This article kind of clinches it for me. Two facts:
  • Two-thirds of U.S. gun deaths are suicides.
  • "Suicidal acts with guns are fatal in 85 percent of cases, while those with pills are fatal in just 2 percent of cases."
What about the legitimate uses of guns? I could never shoot a wild animal myself, but I have no strong objection to hunting. After the ban, people who like to hunt can take up archery, which is after all more sporting. Fans of the Second Amendment can figure out how to make sure we have a well regulated militia. (Hint: professional police and armed forces under strict democratic civilian control.) The rest of us can enjoy living in a more peaceful and civilized society. 

1 comment:

  1. wrong about the second amendment my friend. it is not just a right for the militia as it states that it is also a right for the people.

    however you are welcome to start a movement to repeal it if you would like to.