Frank describes very well the difficulty in sorting out the varying statistics. Everyone can find something to like there. So, he appeals to common sense, something mocked and ridiculed by the pro-gun voices, for obvious reasons.New next week: Guns in Palm Beach County's public parks.Thank you, NRA.
The gun rights group has been after Palm Beach County to comply with a 23-year-old state law that allows concealed weapons permit holders to bring their guns into public parks, playgrounds and swimming pools.
And why not? The NRA paid good money to buy its wholly owned subsidiary, better known as the Florida Legislature. And Palm Beach County's elected officials had the nerve to imagine that they knew what was better for its citizens than a national gun lobby.
You don't mess with the NRA in Florida.
So, it's no wonder that on Jan. 11, Palm Beach County commissioners will cave in to the insanity when they formally end the ban on guns in parks.
What's your opinion? Do you think Frank's on to something appealing to common sense in cases where the statistics are inconclusive or conflicting?But I say put aside all the numbers for a moment, and just look at the people around you.
Do you really think we'd be better off if all of us law-abiding citizens went about our business in public with guns at our sides?
Think of all the anger-management-challenged drivers you've encountered on I-95. Think of all the vile, racist comments that blossom in the commentary section under online local news stories.
Think of all the self-deputized patriots who've confused a virulent strain of bigotry with heroism.
Now put them at the picnic table next to you in the park. And give them guns.
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