Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Dear Arizona

Because this man


was able to buy this weapon


this girl is dead.


Would stricter gun laws have saved Christina Green from Jared Loughner?  Maybe.  Is that maybe worth making it tougher for a psychopath to obtain a semiautomatic weapon capable of spraying 30 bullets into a crowd in a matter of seconds?  Ask Christina's parents.

nwb

6 comments:

Slider K. Shaftacular said...

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/world-us-canada-12158148

Darin said...

Will it happen? Probably not. Should it happen? Yes.

EDI said...

It sucks because the Sherrif and his classmates all knew he was a threat and feared him, but he hadn't done anything illegal enough to warrant extra attention. If only ONE other person nearby would have had a Conceal Carry permit, 16 injuries could have been prevented...

McBone said...

Ah, yes, the old argument that guns save more lives than they take. Whatever. The world would be so much safer if we were all packing, I'm sure.

Thanks for reading, EDI.

nwb

Darin said...

EDI,

How could someone with concealed weapon have shot the shooter in a group before the shooter shot everyone? And even after the shooting began, unless the person was standing next to the shooter or a marksman of a shot, how would that person pick out one from a large crowd? I understand the basis of your argument, but don't get the logic of a real world solution.

How about if people who are denied getting in the military - in other words, if our country won't arm them - should also be denied the right to a gun. That, to me, seems like a logical, sound argument that could have prevented violence instead of stopping it after the fact.

McBone said...

Yes, a good, healthy crossfire would have saved many lives, I'm sure.

There you've gotten to it, Darin. How in the world does a guy like this end up with a legally obtained gun?

nwb