Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Just Ban Fraternities

One man was murdered and eleven people injured including a teen girl shot in the head at a fraternity party at Ohio's Youngstown State University. Gun control advocates seized on this mass shooting to call for greater restrictions on the availability of firearms. Why not just ban fraternities, or classrooms, or auditoriums, or any other place large numbers of people gather? This proposition is just as ludicrous as demanding more limits on our Second Amendment freedom every time a multiple victim gun attack occurs. It is meant to be like Swift's Modest Proposal by demonstrating absurdity with absurdity. The weapon did not jaunt into a party and start firing, individuals with criminal intent are wholly and solely responsible for their own actions. Do not blame a piece of metal for the murder, blame the breathing, scheming human debris that pulled the trigger.

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