Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Lawyers, Guns and Money
I'm reminded of the Warren Zevon song, as no doubt the NRA is arming itself for another battle royale in the wake of the Aurora Colorado shooting. Calls for gun control have once again been issued, but Obama and Democratic governors don't seem too anxious to press the case, especially after the Supreme Court voted down municipal gun laws in the District of Columbia. Gun posts have appeared all over my facebook page the past few days, citing the second amendment. A popular one is "we don't need gun control, we need idiot control." Yet each year nearly 10,000 firearm related homicides take place in the United States, ranking fourth in the world behind such violent countries as South Africa, Columbia and Thailand.