Wednesday, February 11, 2004

I'm easy

Politics doesn't have to be nasty. For instance, consider this:
Last week, Democrat City Councilwoman Gale Brewer introduced a resolution calling on the Republican National Committee "to repudiate the irresponsible and dangerous policies of the National Rifle Association,"
OK. Let it never be said that I'm in favor of irresponsible and dangerous policies of any organization.

Want examples? - these quotes were offered:
Florida-based board member Marion Hammer notes that "owning a gun is not a crime"; national board member Jeff Cooper argues that Americans "ought to choose assimilation over diversity"; provocateur/rocker Ted Nugent says he will wear the Confederate flag "forever"
Yep, it's time to get medieval all right.

Yeah, yeah, guns in irresponsible hands can cause problems. But IMO this level of antipathy for guns is pathological. Could there be a cure?

I propose a simple test. The subject has to spend a night locked in one of two prison cells. One has a loaded gun, and the other has someone like Edmund Kemper, a 6' 8" 300+ pound serial killer who murdered his mother. Then perhaps they'll be able to grasp the very simple concept that "guns don't kill people, people kill people".

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