THE PROBLEM WITH GUNS
People who know my history might be surprised that I am not antigun. However, I do have some concerns on the subject. The right wing says guns don’t kill people; people do. That’s bullshit. People with guns kill people. On the left the basic argument is that only the Army and law enforcement should have guns. That’s bullshit too, although obviously not all people should have all kinds of weapons. For example, most of us would agree that bazookas and rocket launchers are off the table for the average citizen. And that the mentally ill should not have guns at all. The argument gets a little trickier when it comes to things like extended clips. I’m against them, but I might soften my position if we’re really having a serious debate. So far, however, the Republicans and the NRA have shown no interest in addressing the problem of the mentally ill possessing firearms. Until they do, I’ll maintain my anticlip position.