Guns DO Kill People

Guns DO Kill People
SEATTLE - A lunatic in Seattle slaughters six people at a house party.

A guy in the Midwest shoots and kills a teenager for walking across his lawn.

A minister's wife down South blows the back of her husband's head off while he's sleeping.

And yet gun fanatics are outraged that people like me think that too many guns, in the hands of too many people, has created a national crisis.

300,000 kids' charm bracelets are being pulled from stores because one 4-year old died after swallowing a piece of the jewelry.

Yet even though there are more than 11,000 people a year murdered by guns here in the U.S., more guns are more easily available then ever before.

Spineless, cowardly politicians remain intimidated by the pro-gun lobby even though 75% of the people in this country don't even own a gun.

Death is tucked away in too many bedside tables.

Death is left to descend on house parties, school hallways and shopping malls because groups like the NRA have sold a bumper-sticker mentality as being a literal interpretation of the 2nd Amendment.

Bottom line: Guns DO kill people.

And it's time to stop it.

Tomorrow, some ideas on how to do that.

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