To The Editor:
If something affects 0.0000017 percent of the population, is it worth making laws that will seriously affect the remainder of that population?
There are 300,000.000,000 guns in the United States. About 50 or 0.000001 percent of our guns were used to create massive crimes in the last five years.
If something affects 0.000001 percent of the population, is it worth making laws that will seriously affect the remainder of the population.
Should you create laws that encumber 299,999,950 people, and laws that will only have a slim chance of preventing the 0.0000017 percent from doing these crimes?
This does not compute. You cannot make laws based on the lowest common denominator and enjoy a free country. Time spent on an issue with this small a percentage is time wasted.
Yes, the killing of people and children in particular is horrible, and I understand the trauma as I have gone through that trauma myself, but the country as a whole is what is important. Every year, thousands of people die or are mutilated by accidents other than by guns, so why is the focus only on guns?
As per gunowners.org, one and a half million times a year, honest citizens who had a gun, have prevented a crime or a loss of life. That number grossly offsets the number of those good individuals that died from the misuse of guns and these statistics justifies and illustrates the value of the Second Amendment of the Constitution.
These figures never reach the newspapers, as “good” is not news.