Friday, September 12, 2014

What Happens When People Have Guns

The outcome of the Oscar Pistorius trial in South Africa has a significance beyond the typical tabloid-type interest in the troubled lives of celebrities. As is evident from the verdict, this is what happens when people have guns. This is what happens when people keep guns in their homes. Once again, the lesson is familiar. The private possession of firearms by private persons for private use ought long ago to have been recognized as something completely antithetical to life in society. 

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