Guns Save Lives
so anyway, this afternoon I was cleaning out my e-mail inbox and just for giggles, I actually opened an e-mail from the GOP. How they got my address I'll never know; probably from signing some petition whilst less than sober. The GOP's e-mail had a link to a Thomas Sowell essay that you should read. A taste:
"The defensive use of guns is usually either not discussed at all in the media or else is depicted as if it means bullets flying in all directions, like the gunfight at the OK Corral. But most defensive uses of guns do not involve actually pulling the trigger.
If someone comes at you with a knife and you point a gun at him, he is very unlikely to keep coming, and far more likely to head in the other direction, perhaps in some haste, if he has a brain in his head. Only if he is an idiot are you likely to have to pull the trigger. And if he is an idiot with a knife coming after you, you had better have a trigger to pull."Read the whole thing (it's not a long piece). As per his usual, Sowell is spot-on.