Having everybody armed and dangerous is not going to put a silencer on the perils of guns

Sadly, there likely always will be berserko eyes that twinkle with the unbalance of a madman.
No doubt there are plenty of dudes out there from another planet, and furthermore they have not come here on a friendly mission.
In the wake of the Tucson massacre, we once again are engaged in a brutal endgame struggle about gun control.
Once so many folks started packing, things pretty much went into the crapper after that.
Some folks are damn sick and tired of the gun violence.
Rep. Peter King, a Republican from New York, reportedly is planning to introduce legislation that would make it illegal to bring a gun within 1,000 feet of a government official.
Maybe that will help, but likely it won’t.
Is tighter gun control the answer? You would think so. And in the aftermath of Tucson, you would think Second Amendment disciples would have less leverage than a decade-old facelift.
Their view is simple: For every nut job wreaking mayhem with a semiautomatic weapon, there’s a citizen with a firearm who could have stopped him.
While some of us know that guns take lives, Second Amendment advocates believe that guns save lives. So they want more guns.
Don’t leave home without your piece. Investor alert: Holster sales likely will skyrocket, so call your broker. And maybe soon somebody will invent smartphones that double as derringers. After all, technology is a wonderful thing.
The Wild West returns. And perhaps it never left in Arizona, which already lets people carry concealed weapons without requiring permits. Its legislature is considering two bills to expand this right.
Reportedly the Arizona Citizens Defense League is preparing legislation that would require the state to offer firearms training to politicians and their staff. The bill is tentatively titled the Giffords-Zimmerman Act in honor of the wounded congresswoman and her slain aide.
“When everyone is carrying a firearm, nobody is going to be a victim,” claims the state’s top pro-gun legislator.
That ain’t necessarily so.
When you run with a firearm to a scene where all hell is breaking loose, in the whitewater chaos of the turmoil you can shoot the wrong person.
Or by drawing your weapon, you can become the wrong person — a hero mistaken for a second gunman by another would-be hero with a gun.
Or worse, a firefight could erupt among several armed, confused and innocent people in a crowd.
Before you know it, every street in America could be named after the Gunfight at the O.K. Corral.

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