I never understood why the argument “guns don’t kill, people do” supports uncontrolled gun ownership.
Imagine that on the day of the fatal Las Vegas shooting, in a room on the 32nd floor of the Mandalay Resort, several automatic machine guns would have been lying around just by themselves. Nothing would have happened and the crowd down on the street could have enjoyed their concert in peace.
If the evil man would have been in that same room without his weapons, the crowd would have been perfectly safe, too.
However, as the weapons had been in that room together with their owner, a terrible massacre happened.
So, while it is true, that guns left alone are perfectly safe, they become deadly once they are in the hands of people. Guns owned by people are so dangerous, that they kill more than 30,000 persons every year in our country.
Ingeborg and Wolf Krebs
Sweet Home (Oct. 18)