To quote NRA members/supporters: Guns don’t kill people, people do. So if people kill people and the gun doesn’t make a difference, why did all 23 children attacked in China survive while the children attacked here on Dec. 14 died? The difference is the mode of attack — stabbing versus shooting. The gun makes the difference.
I know we will hear that the bullets killed the children. The bullets were shot from the gun by the person pulling the trigger. Any questions?
In the Connecticut case, the legal owner was killed with her own weapon, a more common occurrence than the NRA and gun enthusiasts would like you to know. In fact, more gun owners are killed with their own weapons than are able to successfully use them for defense.
This all comes down to legal gun owners taking responsibility for their weapons by securing them properly from those who should not have access to them.
Those who really don’t want to enter into this difficult discussion say now is not the time to talk about this issue. If not now, when?