An 88-year-old man runs a car into a crowd and kills seven, injures 13. People get in an uproar over why he was driving.
A man, with a restraining order against him, stabs his estranged wife and two small children to death over a child custody dispute after she calls 911. People get in an uproar over how he could be around them.
A drunken driver with no license runs over a group of bicyclists out on a morning ride and kills three and injures 11 the week he gets out of prison for a drunken-driving crash that killed his family. People get in an uproar over why he was out.
A 19-year-old hits and kills a pedestrian while texting. People get in an uproar over texting and driving.
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A man shoots four and kills two before taking his own life. People get in an uproar over why we still allow gun ownership in this country — why? Is it ignorance of guns? Or is it just a fear of guns? It’s definitely not rational to blame the gun. The blame must fall where it belongs: on the criminals who commit crimes with the guns.
As gun owners, we’re not “gun nuts,” stupid or crazy. We’re law-abiding citizens.