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Yet another random act of politeness. The headline:
One more time, “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.
Scatter politeness while ye may,
For time it is a-flying.
The very person who finds it hey!
Tomorrow may be dying.
The writer of a letter to the editor of The Roanoke Times thinks it time for gun–er–fanciers to read the rest of the Second Amendment.
One of those responsible gun owners (sic) shows his courtesy at the crosswalk.
We are a broken society.
Today’s Republican Party and its dupes, symps, and fellow travelers, along with evangelical they-call-themselves Christians, have issued blank checks for bigotry.
This fellow tried to cash his.
Ned Barnett runs the numbers. A snippet:
Second Amendment zealots say that people, not guns, kill people. But when a nation has more guns than people — 393 million guns and 326 million people — the prevalence of guns is going to lead to the demise of people through intentional shootings, accidents or suicides. The toll is more than 110 people every day.
Yet another child is sacrificed on the NRA’s idol of lead.
One more time, “accident” and “negligence” are not synonyms.
Some years ago, when I lived in Delaware, I took a defensive driving course so as to reduce my car insurance rates. (No, I didn’t have any tickets or anything like that. It was all about the Benjamims. The one ticket I ever got came later, and I richly deserved it, as I forgot to come off cruise control in time, but that’s another story.)
The Delaware state trooper who taught the course mentioned that, in the course, they no longer referred to “accidents”; rather, they referred to “collisions,” because, in almost all cases, if a driver had done something–even one thing–different, the
accident collision would not have happened. (As an aside, the traffic reporters on my local NPR station do not talk of “accidents”; they talk of “crashes,” I suspect for a similar reason.)
It is well beyond time that police spokespersons and news outlets reporting on gun nut negligence should have adopted the same practice.
Once more, we are reminded that “responsible gun owner” is an oxymoron.
Take the law into your own hands with politeness.
We are a broken state.