This is in response to Will Dursts’ “Guns, Guns and Guns” of Dec. 26, which I found interesting but curiously lacking solid objectivity. His conclusions could lead one to think that opinions and objective reasoning bear no intercorrelation. Despite his credentials, “God, Guns and Guts,” despite Will, did build America and enable us to maintain it.
Records at police stations reveal that ordinary citizens are twice as likely to face armed and dangerous felons as on-duty cops are. Small wonder! Yet Will wouldn’t endorse disarming our police. Anyone who says being unarmed in a confrontation increases survival chances needs to review ordinary crime reports and statistics.
He (Will) says the entering bullet is the killer. Wrong again. Without the human hand wielding the gun, there would be no victim. It’s all typically senseless politics. Car accidents result in deaths 35 times more often than gun usage. Yet anti-gunners don’t take car safety nearly as seriously.
Typically akin to his other points, he says confusing semi-autos with fully automatic military weapons is mere semantics. Really? It is definition, not semantics. Would he hire a “chef” who doesn’t know a Big Mac from fine food? Or a “mechanic” who can’t tell a street automobile from race cars?
If I run over a pedestrian would he blame my car? It is similarly irrational to blame guns for human errors or misvalues. Gun control laws, in rigid anti-gun states, are proof (per records) that anti-gun laws make matters worse. Emotions, Mr. Durst, are not for reasoning. Opinions, for best value, need to correlate to objective logic. Not just go along to get along.
People are responsible and they err. All weapons require human interaction. It’s not rocket science, just valid thinking. A sign for your lawn, Will: “We proudly own no guns!”
Bill Woodfin, Jr.