Guns Do Not Kill People?

Guns do not kill people;
A gun on a table never harmed anyone;
People kill people!
Nevertheless, nothing is ever done.
Lives are lost –
Too many lives ARE lost,
Because we fear the loss of our guns.

But did you know?

Airplanes don’t kill people when they crash;
An airplane in a hangar never harmed anyone;
People – pilot error – kill people!
Nevertheless, we mandate air safety regulations.
Lives are saved –
Not all lives, but many lives ARE saved,
And regulations have not resulted in loss of airplanes.

Automobiles do not kill people in collisions;
An automobile left in a garage never harmed anyone;
People – driver error – kill people!
Nevertheless, we mandate and install seat belts.
Lives are saved –
Not all lives, but many lives ARE saved,
And seat belts have not resulted in loss of automobiles.

Trains do not kill people at railroad crossings;
A train parked in the train yard never harmed anyone;
People – engineer error or careless drivers – kill people!
Nevertheless, we mandate and install crossing gates.
Lives are saved –
Not all lives, but many lives ARE saved,
And crossing gates have not resulted in loss of trains.

Guns don’t kill people;
A gun on a table never harmed anyone;
People kill people!
Nevertheless, we refuse to mandate new gun regulations.
Lives could be saved –
Not all lives, but many lives COULD BE saved, but
For the sake of the gun, we forsake the life we might have SAVED.

JL

©Jack Linton, May 20, 2018

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