Feb 8, 2008

Gun control mystery

The problems over gun control in this country mystify me. There are more and more tragic stories about people killing each other over unbelievable, or imagined, reasons.

You need a license to drive a car. You need insurance in case you hurt someone while driving that car. You need to take proper care of that car so it runs properly, doesn't cause accidents, and hurt people. A car is used for transportation, and only kills or injures someone if it's not properly cared for and used.

Now let's consider a gun. It's purpose is to damage something, or kill something. You don't have to know how to use one to purchase one. You don't have to maintain it to keep using one. The most you have to do is wait a few hours and not be a known criminal to get one.

Why is it so much easier to legislate and regulate the ownership and use of cars, which transport us from one place to another, than to legislate and regulate something that's designed to damage and kill.

What's the mystery?

Louisiana Tech
Missouri City

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