Monday, February 18, 2013

Red Herrings

Re: Gun control

Humans have always experienced the feelings and situations that lead to violent behavior -- jealousy, anger, revenge, crime, etc. The ready availability of guns makes it more likely that the angry, vengeful, jealous, criminal people will shoot and kill rather than use other means to accomplish their ends.

Background checks, mental health care, personal defense (protecting against the largely mythical intruder) and school safety are red herrings in this conversation.

Only by removing guns from the equation can we reduce gun violence.

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