What's more important? Your personal fear and dislike of guns or the body count? Perhaps if you were actually concerned about deaths, you'd join MADD or be in DC lobbying Congress for more laws restricting who can drive and when and how.
That *might* make sense if you were trying to prevent *deaths* period and taking the same measures to protect citizens from car accidents. Dont see it tho. Because those deaths are just as terrible...just not all in one place where you can wring your hearts over it. Funny....maybe you dont feel they are as deserving of your sympathy? It's better they died as the result of car trauma, not gun trauma?
The irrationality of taking a Constitutional right away from millions of law-abiding citizens because of a few inflammatory incidents is not being bought into, fortunately, by the majority of Americans. You dont punish the good because of the bad acts of others.
There are two novels that can change a bookish fourteen-year old's life: The Lord of the Rings and Atlas Shrugged. One is a childish fantasy that often engenders a lifelong obsession with its unbelievable heroes, leading to an emotionally stunted, socially crippled adulthood, unable to deal with the real world. The other, of course, involves orcs.... John Rogers
Why isnt that happening? (Thanks btw, you are making my point for me)
Why are THOSE car-related deaths "acceptable" but the much rarer (even before banned) gun deaths?
Emotion overcoming common sense is my Reader's Digest comment on that.