Thursday, January 27, 2011

Two news stories about guns

In Florida today, a five-year-old dropped a loaded gun in his pre-kindergarten classroom.

Meanwhile, out in Utah, the state legislature is all set to make the Browning M1911 semiautomatic pistol, a gun whose only purpose is to kill people, the state gun. It would be the first state to designate a state gun, but no doubt will not be the last. Can Texas be far behind?

And, of course, all across the country today, 34 more people were murdered with handguns, but that hardly even qualifies as a news story any more. It is expected and we just accept it. What kind of country have we become?

I am disgusted.

2 comments:

  1. Browning must have made some generous contributions to some elected officials! I am surprised Texas doesn't already have a state gun. But when Perry hears this he can put it on the emergency status-- forget that whole budget crisis thing-- this is important. You know .. Like he is doing with voter IDs and sonograms before abortions

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  2. I think we can look for it to happen any day, Anonymous.

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