It’s true – I read it on the web. Try to Google: “Guns Kill People” I did and what I found was astounding. Right now I’m staring down my own gun wondering when it’s going to jump up and kill me once and for all. I wonder if it has some secret plot. A plot created in the dead of night, deep inside the closet along with the other guns.
Glock: “Pst . . . Remintgon, wake up! I have a plan.
Walther: “Wha . . . who’s there?”
Glock: “Shhhh you idiot. I have a plan for our escape.”
Remington: “Let’s hear it you gorgeous polymer genius.”
Glock: “We need to prepare ourselves. Make sure you eat . . . fill yourselves up good – preferably with Gold Dot and you Remington, load up with slugs. Then, we wait. We wait for that woman to open the closet door and when she does . . . we all shoot and run. Run, run like the wind. Run for gun freedom out into open where we will liberate other imprisoned guns and start an army that will kill people!”
Bersa: “¡Tranquilidad! Usted ha disturbado mi sueño.”
Yes! I can see it now. I’m going to stop their plans to overthrow my rule. Those jerks!
As you can see, I’m not quite sure what to do. My guns are plotting to kill me and possibly many others. I think they’re probably hoarding ammo somewhere.
I am so glad I did that Google search or I would not know that guns kill people. I can’t believe that we allow psychopathic, murderous firearms in people’s homes. Terrifying! Up until just today I have never been afraid of my own guns turning their awesome power against me. I live with four murderous psychopaths. They must be stopped.
During my web searching, I read so much uninformed information about guns, gun laws and gun users that it’s more disturbing to me than the four guns in this house that want me dead. Here are some fun quotes:
Published in US News, April 14, 2007, “Guns Kill People, Period.”
The Second Amendment, a biblical passage to its followers, may give a right to bear arms. It does not, however, give a license to kill. Try telling it to the NRA.
That is absolutely ridiculous. I wonder if the writer of this marvelous passage, John W. Mashek, knows that killing people is illegal. Hmmm . . . killing is not a right protected by the Constitution. But, because some people kill, we should just white out parts of the Constitution that the founders of this country found so important? Because some people smoke pot and call it religion or like to marry little girls should we do away with the first ammendment right to freedom of expression? NO! We punnish the pot smokers and little girl marriers and leave the good, honest, law-abiding citizens to think, say and do as they please. Great idea.
Published in http://www.blogsandiego.com/guns_kill.html, October 3, 2006 “Yes NRA, Guns DO Kill People”
Speaking of how his father died “He was helping in an FBI investigation about how weapons were being modified to become fully automatic when one of the firearms did just that. So when I say guns kill people, I know what I’m talking about. Come on folks! Think this through. Don’t believe the hype of the NRA when they tell you that it’s not the guns. It is the guns.”
I feel sad that this person lost a loved one. However, guns are inanimate things and the don’t just “go off.” An animate object must be present to activate the mechanism in the inanimate object to make it fire. Really, it’s not the guns. I’ve had one sitting here on my coffee table all night and it hasn’t moved one inch. It’s the people who use the guns for ill that are the problem. It’s the people who drive drunk that are the problem, not the car.
What I would like is for the gun-toting right wing to admit that there is a price we pay, that senseless accidental deaths and traumas are a national cost and that it’s not so clear that it’s worth it, but hey, we pay it anyway because so many guns are in the hands of so many people that there would never be any getting rid of them.
I would like the right wing to admit that guns are not “good” and that the right to bear arms is not an absolute virtue and that the deaths in the US caused by guns are at least as problematic, philosophically, as abortion. But I’m not holding my breath.”
First – this came from the UK. That’s all I need to say, but I can’t help myself:
1) “gun toting right wing” Guess what? There’s a gun-toting left wing, too. Guns are non-partisan and plenty of liberals are in favor of gun rights. (Point of interest: I haven’t asked my murderous psychotic guns which party they belong to . . . yet!)
2) “senseless accidental deaths and traumas are a national cost” True! A whopping 789 people die a year from firearms accidents. Those are tragic deaths, to be sure. However, we don’t need to spend tens of billions of dollars creating legislation and programs to stop those deaths. 250 or so of those accidental firearms deaths were children. Again, a tragedy. But, more children die from burns or in swimming pool accidents in on year. According to AAA, 7,475 children are treated in hospitals for injuries sustained when run over in their own driveways. Approximately 230 children die each year from driveway backovers. Sad and senseless. Read more about this in my post The New Utopia Vehicle Ban Program – Phase 1 in My Plan to Stop Dying
3) “so many guns are in the hands of so many people that there would never be any getting rid of them” I agree with the writer here. Which is exactly why putting restrictions on the law-abiding isn’t going to solve crime.
4) “I would like the right wing to admit that guns are not “good” and that the right to bear arms is not an absolute virtue and that the deaths in the US caused by guns are at least as problematic, philosophically, as abortion. But I’m not holding my breath” I will not admit that guns are not good. They are just fine in the right hands. Many Americans believe strongly in the words of our Constitution. The inherent human right of self-defense is not granted by virtue of the Constiution, merely upheld by it. Again, deaths are not caused by guns. “Problematic, philosophically” . . . the problem is our inability to uphold our own laws and punnish criminals. It’s kind of a different issue than abortion. Abortion is something many people feel strongly about, but is not generally related to crime prevention – which is what gun control is about, isn’t it? Or is it just about the control?
Published in http://www.ihateitall.com/bm/politics/guns-really-do-kill-people.shtml, April 17, 2007, “Guns Really Do Kill People”
This one has a little potential, but is missing the mark just a bit. I like statistics, but for me, this person put a stump in the road while talking firearms DEATH statistics that show only 1.4% of firearms fatalities during the time period he is working with were self-defense related. He surmises that:
In fact, someone is four times more likely to be accidently killed by a hand gun than saved from attack by one.
My problem with this is that most self-defense cases involving firearms don’t involve a death. Sometimes, criminals choose to abort their mission when they see a victim is armed. According to the Clinton Administration’s own statistics, firearms are used in self-defense situations at least 1,000,000 per year. Some studies say more, some say less. Regardless, approximately 1,000,000 is a lot. When you consider that gun crimes kill about 12,000 people per year . . . oh, I don’t know . . . you do the math. This leads me to believe that people who use guns for self-defense don’t kill people unless they have to and usually, they don’t. The writer of this article is against handguns, even though hand guns represent a large percentage of firearms used in self-defense situations. So, the argument to ban handguns on the premise of the statistics the writer used is not persuasive. If anything, his statistics coupled with mine, show that guns save lives in the right hands. Again, read my other post (The New Utopia Vehicle Ban Program – Phase 1 in My Plan to Stop Dying)for more stats.
I’m going to stop now. One coincidence here is that these articles were all written within a week of each other – right after Virginia Tech. Tragic situation. But, getting emotional about the issue doesn’t help us solve the problem of CRIME. Sure, if there were no guns anywhere on earth, nobody would be killed by one. But, let’s get real. The cities with the highest murder rates are those with very strict gun laws. Clearly, the gun laws are not the solution. Perhaps better law enforcement and judicial response would be better.
Just my 2 cents. Now, I’m off to give those murderous psychotic guns a good talking to.