Many have written, in the five days since the mass school shooting tragedy in Parkland, Florida, about the need for enhanced gun regulations. It is always so, and I myself am working on a piece about the same. Hugh Curtler’s piece, however, stands out for two reasons. First, it is a calm, well-reasoned piece, rather than the emotionally-charged pieces some of us write. Second, he references a book from a former Supreme Court Justice that proves beyond a doubt that stricter gun regulations, such as banning assault weapons and enhanced background checks DO NOT infringe upon the 2nd Amendment. Please take a few minutes to read Hugh’s excellent work and leave him a comment letting him know what you think. Thank you, Hugh, for permission to share.
In the wake of the most recent spate of killings in a high school in Florida we hear once again the tired mantra “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.” The whole thing is brushed aside as a case of poor mental health. And while there is some truth in this, since anyone who walks into a school and starts shooting innocent teachers and students has to be clinically insane, it remains a fact that guns DO kill people and automatic weapons kill a great number of people in a very short time. Let us now hush the mantra and the mindless dismissal of real causes to consider the fact that there is hard evidence that tougher gun laws do, in fact, reduce the number of gun deaths. This has been shown in the case of both Japan and Australia.