Saturday, August 14, 2010

Four Dead in Buffalo

Buffalo News reports on the terrible way this wedding reception ended.

Eight people were shot early this morning, four fatally, outside City Grill, a popular Main Street restaurant in the heart of the downtown Buffalo business district.

The shooting spree occurred at around 2:30 a.m., when a private party -- possibly part of a wedding celebration -- was being held inside the restaurant.

There's nothing particularly interesting about the story, just another of the daily examples of what we've become inured to.

What Robert Farago said about it I found very interesting.

Alcohol, firearms and family vendettas don’t mix.

I sometimes wonder why he even posts stories like this, or his regular feature called "Irresponsible gun owner of the day." But in this case his take on it made me think. Of the three factors mentioned, alcohol, guns and vendettas, which do you think would be the easiest to get rid of? I'm talking about diminishment overall, and stricter enough restrictions that many of the abusers of guns just can't get them. Believe it or not, I'm not talking about banning guns outright.

Let's imagine guns were extremely hard to get, a lot of the bad boys out there would carry knives, pipes, bats, etc. The really determined ones would still do some damage, but not like this. They wouldn't kill four and wound four others in a single incident.

Why is that so hard for the pro-gun folks to accept?

What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.


  1. Why is that so hard for the pro-gun folks to accept?

    Because there is no need for me to forfeit anything because criminals and dumb asses exist.

    Really, would there be any gun control measure you could apply to me that would save people having a wedding reception in a bar in the middle of the night 500 miles away? No, I didn't think so.

  2. I just noticed one of his irresponsible gun owners of the day was in Italy. I thought those things didn't happen in Europe?