Moristotle readers, my ear is close to my computer. Please take a breath and say in a loud, clear voice, "Enough is enough!" Louder, please! Or would you prefer to continue turning on your TV once a month and hearing the breaking news of another school shooting, movie theater shooting, shopping mall shooting, fast-food store shooting, or political assassination? No, I thought not.
I've had it up to HERE with the horrific accounts of massacres, the national mourning, the how-to-talk-to-children counseling, the interviews of the bereaved and their neighbors, and the sophistry of the gun fetishists. And I'm exasperated that the obvious way forward has no leadership. Isn't it time to rally the sensible people of our nation? Isn't it time for the incessant drumbeat of questions to begin—questions like:
- How can buying a gun require less personal disclosure than renting a car?
- Why shouldn't there be a "DMV" for gun owners? (Call it a DFR, Department of Firearms Regulation.)
- Why shouldn't gun selling be nationalized and handled as a government franchise?
- Why shouldn't buying a gun be a process that takes, say, a month, to allow for the appropriate screening?
- Why does anyone need an assault weapon or automatic weapon?
- Why should anyone, other than a licensed collector, be allowed to own more than one gun?
- Why should ammunition clips be available?
- Why should bullets designed to inflict massive damage be for sale?
Copyright © 2012 by Ken Marks