People Kill People, Cars Don’t

Another mass murderer used a gun, no wait an arsenal, to murder 12 people. I still have to wonder why we are not civilized enough here in the US to have gun control. The constitution really doesn’t prohibit it as I’ve commented on previously. Most civilized nations do. Crime always is reduced. Deaths by weapons are always reduced. The title of this post is my attempt to show the absurdity of not regulating guns. We have driving speed laws and a whole list of procedures for vehicle use. Almost none for guns. That is crazy! In my opinion we should prosecute not only the murderer but all the enablers as well. Someone sold him the guns and supplies and any sane person should have recognized the intended purpose by the “Next day delivery” and quantities and materials ordered. They all share the blame. I just read a truly informative article about Brazil’s very successful efforts and results of gun control. Too bad we, collectively, aren’t smart enough to do the same.

Here are the relevant portions of the US constitution related to gun control:

Article I – The Legislative Branch, Section 8 – Powers of Congress.

To provide for calling forth the Militia to execute the Laws of the Union, suppress Insurrections and repel Invasions;
To provide for organizing, arming, and disciplining, the Militia, and for governing such Part of them as may be employed in the Service of the United States, reserving to the States respectively, the Appointment of the Officers, and the Authority of training the Militia according to the discipline prescribed by Congress;

Amendment 2 – Right to Bear Arms.
A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.

Sorry folks and Dear Justices, there not only is nothing to prevent gun control, there is a specific mandate to control them.

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