June 16th, 2016 → 6:08 am @ // No Comments

“Will all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood
Clean from my hand?  No, this my hand will rather
The multitudinous seas incarnadine,
Making the green one red.”  – Macbeth

As written in this morning’s op-ed by Charles Blow:  “There is so much blood on our hands that no amount of Second Amendment rationalizing can make them clean.”  Just ban assault rifles already, for god’s sake.  Every action has benefits and costs, and I don’t deny that some (good) people would pay a price if we banned rapid-fire weapons (as my husband put it, it’s fun to go to a range and just shoot repeatedly), but I’m sorry, that price is worth the benefit of the thousands of lives that would be saved.  Even if we only diminish gun violence (I agree, we are unlikely ever to eliminate it), it is worth it.  People who are opposed to such a public policy initiative I don’t think honestly get how many lives are lost to gun violence every day.  The nonchalance die-hard gun supporters have about such loss of life appalls me.

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