There’s been another shooting and Hollywood actors are coming out to push for more gun control legislation, in this case Henry Winkler. So far, reports are that 12 people are dead, about the same number that are killed in cities like Chicago and Washington DC about every two weeks.
Henry Winkler of Fonzie “Happy Days” fame sent out his thoughts on the Navy Yard shooting calling for more gun control:
ANOTHER shooting in WASH D.C. PLEASE America do nothing to promote gun control because that’s how we roll until we have all shot each other.
Here’s the problem. The guns used in the crime did not shoot themselves. There are hundreds of millions of guns in America and billions of rounds of ammunition. Guns and ammo do not shoot themselves in the same way that water does not drown people or cars kill people in accidents.
Timothy McVeigh used kerosene and fertilizer to kill 169 people. Islamic terrorists used three airplanes to murder 3000 people.
Kerosene, fertilizer, and airplanes are legal to own. Airplanes fly millions of passengers around the world every year. Fuel oil and fertilizer are used on a daily basis. Evil people use legal things in immoral and illegal ways. It’s been that way since Cain killed Abel.
Henry, the ting of it is, we all don’t shoot one another. The vast majority of Americans are law abiding citizens who have never and will never kill anyone with their weapons.
President Obama is correct that the PERSON or PERSONS who “carried out this cowardly act [will be] held responsible.” The guns and ammo will not be on trial or punished if the people who shot and killed innocent people are punished.