Thursday, July 7, 2016

If They had not had Guns, They'd Still be Alive

   In all those cases where police officers have shot someone, how many happened because the officer was just trying to protect himself?
   From a gun.
   Not all. Maybe not even half. Still, a fair share.
   I pause, and reflect, realizing that if the person never had a gun, the police would not have felt compelled to shoot. Translation: If people weren't allowed to carry around guns, some of these souls wouldn't have have been carrying them when the officer came calling.
    And, as a result, they'd still be alive.
   Yes, this alone doesn't necessarily mean we take people's guns from them. There are other considerations -- like the Second Amendment, quite notably. Still, I don't think it should go unnoticed that some would still be alive if they had not had guns.

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