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Friday, June 13, 2008

Guns Are The Problem?

Several Wisconsin bloggers are discussing open carry right now, highlighting the foolishness of allowing someone to carry a gun for protection without allowing them to conceal it. I've been waiting for the "gun issue" to resurface again so that I could ask one simple question:

If you believe that strict gun control (I'm looking at you, Mr. Mathias) is the answer to gun violence tell me which you would prefer: walking around the North side of Milwaukee with a hundred dollar bill taped to your forehead, or walking around a rifle range with a hundred dollar bill taped to your forehead.

If you answer the question honestly, and do not try to change the subject you will demonstrate to yourself quite easily that it's not guns that are the problem. It's the people who operate them.

Next, we can discuss whether gun control would actually prevent people who operate guns poorly from getting them.