Protecting Stupid Sheeple
From: "Ross, Ken" <KPRoss@newsamerica.com>
Date: Wed, 12 Dec 2001 10:31:20 -0500
Subject: Your Letter
In your letter: http://www.ama-assn.org/sci-pubs/amnews/amn_01/edca1217.htm
I'm not so sure. While your intentions may be in earnest, those around you and
those whom will take your advice may not be. Your quote:
"Participants also agreed that although
gun-related injuries could be reduced by improving gun safety education, by
designing better guns and by reducing the availability of guns to certain
groups of people, none of these strategies was adequate by itself. All three
need to be included in a comprehensive strategy. "
Designing better guns? How? What
could you possibly put on a gun that makes it "safe" to use and yet
does not have any potential for compromising the integrity of the firearm's
use? A use, which in fact, is not inherently safe. There is a reason that the
police and military do not want things such as "smart guns" and internal
trigger locks; they fail.
Reducing availability to certain groups? Um, what groups would those be? Currently
there are laws in place that deny firearms to convicted felons (yet somehow
they still manage to get them, it's a wonder). What group would you single out?
For what reason? Sounds a bit bias and even possibly racist.
Nothing anyone can do is going to take the place of common sense and education.
In our efforts to protect the lowest common denominator in this country (i.e.
- stupid people, people with no common sense, etc...), we are making things
ridiculously difficult for the honest, lawful citizen such as myself. With an
enormous amount of hurdles to overcome just to exercise MY RIGHT to self defense,
the last thing I need is more laws to make things "safer."
Criminals get guns regardless of the law. That's why they are called criminals.
Anyone thinking that more laws are going to deter criminals from getting firearms
is simply ignorant.
Also, parents need to get a grip and actually take on some responsibility for
their children. If you have a child and you have a firearm, it's not the gun
maker's job, it's not government's job, it's YOUR job to make sure the child
is supervised and educated in regards to that firearm. If they get their hands
on it and shoot themselves, it's YOUR fault, not mine.
Don't even get me started in regards to the declaration of gun death as a "disease".
Go cure cancer or something. I don't tell you where to cut, don't tell me about
the "evil" firearm.
Again, I hope your letter is in complete earnest. We shall see in time.
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