November 25, 2017

Question 3 Asks The Wrong Question

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With each passing day I read more of the debate about Maine’s referendum Question 3, in which the proposers intend to create some sort of hocus-pocus, jibber-jabber about something called a universal background check in order to keep guns out of the hands of criminal murderers – and so they target lawful citizens.

No matter how the issue is sliced and diced, guns aren’t the problem…nor are cars, baseball bats, golf clubs, butcher’s knives, poison, airplanes, bombs, pharmaceuticals, chemicals, doctors, lawyers, politicians, presidents, and the words that come out of your mouth. All of these things, and more, can and do kill people everyday and yet because of our “conditioning” we can only talk about guns, with some lofty notion that if we could just get rid of all of them…well, Kumbaya.

Never, ever is the discussion about why people want to kill other people. Never. Objects are only weapons, tools, to cause trauma and death by a person to another person. Perhaps it’s time to change the discussion and focus on why there is so much anger and hatred that it causes a person to do such unexplained, heinous acts.

And my day wouldn’t be complete if I didn’t say:

BUT DON’T GO LOOK!

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