For two years, in between carpools, I transferred between the bus and the subway at the Pentagon subway station in Arlington, Va., where yesterday some yahoo with a gun cut loose.
Just to be clear, I am against prohibiting firearms. I like shooting and I’m pretty good when I’m in practice. Guns are neither inherently good nor bad. At the same time . . . .
The gunnutters need to realize that guns are nasty, smelly, dangerous things than can be used to do bad stuff, to stop believing the myths of gun fights as protrayed in Hollywood oaters. There is no nobility in being shot by a whacko. nor in unleashing whackos to shoot.
They need to realize it. But they won’t.
Despite the slogan, guns do kill people (and other things). Killing is their purpose. Killing is why they were invented.
Suppose this guy had been armed with a bowie knife? Someone might have gotten hurt, but nobody would be dead.