Gun crazy Americans are not part of the solution.
"Gun Cartoons and Gun Violence Bibliography"http://paxonbothhouses.blogspot.com/2012/07/gun-cartoons-and-gun-violence.html
Alan: Consumed by vengeance, spite and a passion for punishing others, American conservatives - or what remains of the larva-roiling carcass - are as blind to their maleficence (and their unfailing ugliness) as the evil queen in Snow White. http://www.donotlink.com/framed?38179
Conservative sensitivity at its finest, courtesy of Samuel "Joe the Plumber" Wurzelbacher.
Speaking in a time of great tragedy, Wurzelbacher's only response to a grieving father
discussing his son's right to live is that the be all and end all is the right of Americans to be armed to the teeth without any regulation.
There is a time, a place and a manner for such discussions. He could easily wait several days. He could just as easily frame his ideas in less crass terms. He could choose to use words that will not rub salt in open wounds. He decided not to engage in such behavior, which, unfortunately, is nothing new for him.
This kind of absolutism disturbs those of us that see shades of gray. Not everyone that favors sensible gun regulations seeks to take away each and every gun from each and every law-abiding citizen. Not everyone that believes in the right to bear arms is someone that opposes sensible gun regulations. Wurzelbacher, and those like him, fail to recognize the former and are most certainly not the latter.
I have previously laid out my own view when it comes to gun control. Guns should be treated like other potentially deadly instrumentalities. Automobiles are registered and their operators are licensed.
Guns should be treated in a similar manner. Those that are designed with the express, and sole, purpose of killing people should be banned. The capacity of clips should be limited. Users should be licensed. There should be universal background checks and licensees should be required to demonstrate some degree of proficiency. We do not let drivers out onto the road without first demonstrating they can safely operate an automobile. Gun owners should be required to demonstrate they can safely operate their firearms.