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Opening Arguments

Anti-gun nuts

The fight for the Second Amendment will never ber over, will it? Here's Hillary Clinton, former first lady, former U.S. senator, former Secretary of State and, I hope and pray, former tw0-time failure as a presidential candidate:

During a CNN "town hall" yesterday, Hillary Clinton said she was disappointed that Congress did not pass new gun control legislation following the Sandy Hook Elementary School massacre in December 2012. "I believe that we need a more thoughtful conversation," said the former secretary of state and presumptive presidential candidate. "We cannot let a minority of people—and that's what it is, it is a minority of people—hold a viewpoint that terrorizes the majority of people."

So I'm a minority out to terrorize the majority, and I can't be allowed to hold the opinin I do? How you gonna stop me from having an opinion? You want gun control and thought control?

Hillary would like this editorial in the Journal Gazette, which has long had an anti-gun stance (even back when then-editorial page editor Tracy Warner was outed as having a concealed carry opermit). The JG's editor's are mighty upset that in 2013 there were (gasp!) more firearms-related deaths than automobile fatalities in Indiana and 16 other states.

The gun deaths report notes that fewer than a third of U.S. households have a gun, but 90 percent have a car. 

“Yet nationwide, there were 33,636 gun deaths and 35,612 motor vehicle deaths in 2013,” according to the report.

The figures don’t appear to bother policymakers, who continue to push to deregulate firearms. Rep. Marlin Stutzman, chairman of the Second Amendment Caucus, filed the Constitutional Concealed Carry Reciprocity Act, which would allow anyone with a permit to carry concealed handguns in their home states to carry them in all other states that allow concealed carry.

So, maybe in the 33 states where automotive fatalities are still ahead of gun deaths, they should ban automobiles? No, that wouldn't be practical, would it? And to be fair, the JG's editors doesn't come right out and say guns shoud be banned. The don't really call for anything really, expect perhaps to loathe and despise those rotten lawmakers who keep pushing for deregulation. Oh, and they sort of put it on all of us with thos closibng sentence:


Their efforts surely please the powerful gun lobby, but we have to wonder when Hoosiers will begin to question how many gun-related deaths are acceptable.

So if we get to the point where the number of gun-related deaths aren't acceptable to us, what should we do? Stamp our feet and demand that people with guns act responsibly? OK, consider it done. I have another opinion about that, but Hillary probably wouldn't like it.

Oh, damn that powerful gun lobby, making the small minority of gun lovers push around the majority of decent folks who hate the things. What a world, huh?


Frank Keller
Thu, 04/16/2015 - 3:20pm

This is always good for a laugh.  For some reason they seem to think that the criminals who by the way cause most of the gun deaths will give theirs up>??  Would be nice if they separated the stats to show how the gun related deaths happened example "cleaning=stupid, robbery, accident not including stupid, gang related, mass shootings,etc".  For some reason I believe most of the deaths will be due to gang-related, criminals.