Waking With Blood on His Hands

RECEIVED Fri., Feb. 6, 2009

Dear Editor,
    I woke up this morning with blood on my hands. Gun-control proponents like me are always waking up with blood on their hands – smeared there by the gun guys, oddly enough.
    Gun guys like to lay guilt trips on gun-control proponents and say there is blood on their hands. This is quite remarkable from people who are responsible for the death of hundreds of children a year from gunfire. I wonder how they sleep at night, hearing the cries of the slain children.
    Recently, a gun proponent on channelAustin said something gun guys like to repeat to death: "An armed society is a polite society." The presence of lots of guns lowers the crime rate, causes the sun to shine constantly, and creates a virtual nirvana on earth, etc.
    He then went on to smear that blood on my hands. But his assertion is so incredibly easy to disprove, it makes me wonder about gun guys. If more guns really made for a better society, the people in places with lots of guns would be happy about it. But they're not a bit happy about it. In our famously gun-laden country, a majority of Americans want more gun control. A staggering 91% of Americans want mandatory handgun registration.
    The second most gun-littered country in the world is India, despite its strong gun-control laws. Apparently India has an enforcement problem. In any case, the people of India feel the same way as Americans. They don't like all those guns, and they want the government to do something. You see? If guns made for a better society, the people who live in those societies would know it. Quod erat demonstrandum.
Perry Logan
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