Stalin said, “Kill a man, it is murder. Kill a million, it is a statistic. ” It would appear that a man decided to create some statistics; he killed 59. Let’s try to keep these victims from becoming nothing more than a number. Those who have died and those who survived were and are real people.
The news media give us the numbers and the name of the killer. Personally, I’d rather that they not ever mention the name of the man. He should remain anonymous to the public forever. It would send a message to any future killers.
Everything possible should be done to keep the victims from being statistics, mere numbers. I’m not sure how we could do this, but we could start by giving them a little respect. No one should treat them as political pawns.
It is totally predictable that Hillery and other liberals should use them to convince us that there are not enough gun laws. Predictable as it was, it surprised even me at her speed. Her response was within micro-seconds. Their exploitation of their death is shameful and unforgivable .
You want to argue against or for guns, let us at least wait until we have a time to grieve a week or so.
As a final note, let me leave you with a thought. Laws do not prevent anything. Civilizations have had laws against robbery from the very beginning. Yet we still have robberies. We have always had laws against murder. Yet we still have murders. We have laws against driving at excessive speeds. Yet when I obey them, people pass me up left and right. (Oddly, I have even had police officers get angry at me.)
The best we can hope for is to discourage those who would break the laws. No one can stop the criminal, no matter what the laws. If we made laws against guns, there would still be guns. More important, there would still be murders. The worst part is… most of the murders are done by those who lead countries… like the Soviet Union, Cuba and Venezuela. Strange that the liberals are not anxious to rid the world of leaders like those in North Korea and Iran, though threaten the obliteration of millions.
They don’t seem to mind them making their own statistics. It’s not surprising. It’s totally predictable.