December 16, 2012

What people in my world are saying to me

I think that I understand the concept of “spin”, and I know that I understand  the 1st Amendment, but…

According to the Web site ThinkProgress, Larry Pratt, the executive director of Gun Owners of America, wasted no time trying to pin Friday’s shooting on gun control advocates. ThinkProgress quoted a statement of his that read, in part: “Gun control supporters have the blood of little children on their hands. Federal and state laws combined to ensure that no teacher, no administrator, no adult had a gun at the Newtown school where the children were murdered. This tragedy underscores the urgency of getting rid of gun bans in school zones.”

Copied from Charles Blow’s OpEd in today’s NYT

There are more issues here than simply gun control. America has a violence problem, enhanced by cultural triggers and glorified by the media. (if it bleeds, it leads) Mexico has gun control; check their gun murder stats. The Swiss issue every adult male firearms. All Israeli males have fire arms. I saw one jogging on the beach with his assault rifle strapped to his back. Both countries are listed above. PR

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