Category: Society

Why do we point to every shooting as evidence for the need of gun reform?

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Whatever your view on gun control; there are a few truths. First, tragedies should be mourned first. The people should be supported. There will be plenty of time to politicize their suffering or search for meaning, later. These poor victims will be no less dead in a few days. Second, bans and prohibitions do not work. They did not work with alcohol. It does not work for cocaine, ecstasy, heroin, or any list of drugs whose possession carries severe penalties. Most people do not support the right to bear arms because they think that it would be great if everyone had a gun. If banning all firearms meant that all guns would disappear tomorrow; I would be first in line to sign.

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