Guns don’t kill people, people kill people: We cannot regulate gun ownership
Hate speech doesn’t kill people. people kill people. We cannot regulate hate speech.
Racism doesn’t kill people, people kill people. We cannot regulate racism.
Intolerance towards gays doesn’t kill people, people kill people. We cannot regulate tolerance.
Prejudice doesn’t kill people, people kill people. We cannot regulate prejudice.
Hate, racism, intolerance, prejudice – – these are not traits we are born with. Babies don’t hate; they don’t discriminate based on color or gender. They love equally regardless of color or gender. They are taught to hate, taught to be racists, taught intolerace, taught prejudice. And some eventually are taught to use guns.
They are taught that its ok to kill those who offend them, those they have been taught to hate. And we make available tools that are designed to kill scores of people in seconds, before anyone has any time to react, to flee, to fight back.
Why? Why do we make assault rifles available to virtually anyone who wants one?
Because babies are also taught to fear.