Hopalong Cassidy said it best when pal Red Connors was favorably comparing a sword to a gun. Hopalong asked, “Did you ever try to shoot a sword?” We have to keep guns out of the hands of not only the mentally ill, but many others, too.
In examining the Los Angeles County coroner’s Post List (daily list of all deaths), I noted that about 98 percent of all murders were committed with guns. Many of those done by gang members, with a large percentage being drive-by shootings. The Eliot Rodger rampage was partly a drive-by.
If we could keep the guns out of the hands of those who should not have them, what are we left with? Ever heard of a drive-by knifing? Didn’t think so.
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