i keep reading about more and more shootings in the US, followed by statements from various gun rights supporters saying dumb stuff like “guns don’t kill people, PEOPLE kill people.”
the latest one i just read is from north carolina. a guy spun out and crashed while driving in a snow storm. another guy stopped to help him but could tell the driver who crashed was drunk, so he called for the police. the driver who crashed got mad and shot the other guy a bunch of times.
what a cheery little tale.
i don’t know what it will take for some people to accept the simple math that more guns means more gun-related incidents –whether those incidents are drunk people shooting good samaritans, kids finding mommy and daddy’s gun and accidentally shooting their siblings, kids taking guns to school and shooting classmates. the more guns out there, the more this stuff will happen. it’s the fucking law of averages.
i guess the tradeoff is that if you aren’t able to keep handguns in your glove box, you might not be ready when civil war or the zombie apocalypse suddenly occurs.
i’m fine with that but it seems like there is a disproportionate amount of nuts in the US who aren’t, who believe either of those events are right around the corner, who believe it’s their god-given right to keep owning guns despite the obvious consequences.
so i suppose they’re just getting what they’re asking for — they get to keep owning guns, at the expense of a lot of accidental shootings each year. if they’re ok with that, well…i guess there’s nothing to argue.
but i sure think it’s dumb.