Emergency crews transported him to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead. His wife and children were not injured, police said.
Does that sound right to you? Maybe they weren't shot, but "not injured?" I don't think so.
This illustrates an interesting aspect of the gun violence debate. The statistics, which in my opinion are usually to be taken with a grain of salt anyway, are only a part of the picture. The damage goes far beyond one guy killed, in this case, for instance. The damage is literally incalculable.
For this reason something must be done about the gun availability. The way it is now, a too high percentage of people have guns, many of whom cannot responsibly handle them. Gun rights folks keep talking like the guns in criminal hands don't count, they never tire of lamenting that criminals don't obey laws. But, the point is those guns, like all of them, start out legally owned. Laws aimed at lawful gun owners are exactly what we need.
In spite of the other common lament, that there are 20,000 laws already on the books, we've never really had effective gun control, as Laci always says.
What's your opinion? Please leave a comment.