Gun Crazy

Shocking information is now available connecting gun ownership with violence.  First, John Hopkins reports that domestic violence homicides are three fold greater in homes where there is a gun.  Second, Harvard reports that suicides are much higher among gun owners and this is confirmed by NPR.  Finally, Wikipedia reports 67% of homicides involved a gun.

 

So it would seem that there is futility in attempting to prevent crazy people from owning a gun when in fact they are the ones with the guns already.

 

If  you had a Supreme Court that had a rational majority you could modify the Second Amendment to meet the needs and realities of today’s society rather than those from a time when a firearm was six feet long and took three minutes to load one shot.  Secondly, one thinks of the original Star Wars film when a Jedi knight says who is the bigger fool, the fool or the one following the fool?  Today it is who is crazier the crazy gun owners or the Republicans that follow them blindly?  That makes legislation improbable.

 

The only way to change this is through education much the same way it was used successfully against tobacco use aiming it at America’s young people who are far more progressive than older Americans so that gun ownership is eventually diminished to zero.

 

There are not more gun owners in America, but fewer gun owners who own more guns so the trend is already in place needing only a small nudge from education to end the big attraction for guns.