A few thoughts on terrible gun crimes.

When you carry a gun, you mean to harm somebody, kill somebody.
— Bill Cosby
  • Not all countries that have strict gun control are free from gun crime.
  • Similarly, not all countries where gun ownership is widespread have a history of mass shootings.

The problem is not the gun itself, of course. There are many objects with which one can commit an atrocity; though few as efficient and readily available. A mass shooting happens because a gun was the most effective tool available. If a man truly intends to kill then he will always find a workable method. I would question more his sense of entitlement and right; why was slaughter an effective option for whatever problem he felt that he had?

While no more or less horrid for it, a gun is simply a tool for murder and not the cause.

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