Friday, December 21, 2012

So Close

I actually thought I'd pulled it off.  There was a mass shooting here in the US and for about a week, I'd managed to get by with only cursory glances at the hysterical articles screaming for some sort of gun control.  I know from experience that these people haven't taken the time to form a reasoned opinion on such things, so I avoided them as best I could as all they do is raise my blood pressure.  So close.

But then there was a power outage at my company's data center and suddenly I'm stuck at work this morning with nothing to do but to surf the web.  Thankfully, one of my friends and coworker had the presence of mind to see the storm brewing and calmly told me to close IE before I stroke out.

Bearing that in mind, this will be my one and only response to all the hysterics driven by this latest atrocity:  Time and again, it's been proven that gun control not only doesn't work, it actually makes violent crimes like this worse.  By proposing more and increased gun control legislation, you're part of the problem not the solution.

Don't believe me?  Research it yourself.  I'd recommend The Smallest Minority over in the links as Kevin puts in a lot of time and effort on such things and tends to show his work.  But, whatever decision you come to, don't jump on the "do something" band wagon until you're certain the something you're doing doesn't make things worse.

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