On Weer'd's blog there's a new feature. He calls it "Gun Death," and then posts a story of a non-gun death. Here's an example. In his tireless pit-bull kinda way, he's repeating this over and over again. I suppose it's a regular, perhaps daily feature now.
In trying to fathom the depths of the Weer'd mind, I wondered what could his point be. Does he think gun control folks really don't care about other types of violence? I don't think that's it. He knows we care about all that other stuff, we are after all bleeding-heart liberals for the most part. I think he's trying to put the gun violence in perspective, which admittedly is sometimes lacking in the gun control rhetoric.
The problem with his approach though, is that it presupposes that gun control supporters are pushing their agenda at the expense of other initiatives. That's not the case at all. We want non-gun crimes to be investigated and prevented. We want poverty and unemployment and mental illness to be addressed. AND we want sensible gun laws that would benefit everyone who is not a criminal.
My question is why would Weer'd and his friends so opposed to this?
What do you think? Please leave a comment.