No, I Don’t Feel Like Cutting Him Any Slack Today
Bill Quick

Christopher Michael-Martinez’s Father Gets It Right about Guns : The New Yorker

And so there was something almost heartening amid the heartbreak. Richard Martinez, in the height of his grief, somehow did the hardest thing there is, and that is to find the courage to speak a painful truth: “Why did Chris die? Chris died because of craven, irresponsible politicians and the N.R.A.,” he said. “They talk about gun rights. What about Chris’s right to live? When will this insanity stop? When will enough people say, ‘Stop this madness; we don’t have to live like this?’ Too many have died. We should say to ourselves: not one more.”

Unfortunately, it’s not a “painful truth.”  It’s just another lie shouted from atop the corpse of some unfortunate kid who might very much have liked a gun of his own in his hand when he faced the man who would kill him.

And Dad?  Why not try blaming the guy who pulled the trigger?  Why is your first thought to denounce the NRA and the rights guaranteed to us by our Constitution?

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About Bill Quick

I am a small-l libertarian. My primary concern is to increase individual liberty as much as possible in the face of statist efforts to restrict it from both the right and the left. If I had to sum up my beliefs as concisely as possible, I would say, "Stay out of my wallet and my bedroom," "your liberty stops at my nose," and "don't tread on me." I will believe that things are taking a turn for the better in America when married gays are able to, and do, maintain large arsenals of automatic weapons, and tax collectors are, and do, not.

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