Monday, August 31, 2015

With a Gun

The father of slain TV reporter Alison Parker has vowed to work to change the nation's gun laws. Perhaps a joint effort will emerge, including bereft Newtown parents and the loved ones of other mass shooting victims.
The numbers of those slain are increasing by the same sick calculus being decried by opponents of lax gun laws. Perhaps we may soon reach a tipping point...
Until that much-needed moment in our nation's history, consider the Steely Dan lyric:

When you're born to play the fool
And you've seen all the western movies
Woe to the one who does you wrong
You hide in the bushes
Murder the man
With Luger in hand
... ...
Don't try to call me when they finally run you down
Just give fair warning any time you come around
With a gun
With a gun

Official portrait of Gabrielle Giffords by United States Congress. 

In 2011, Gabrielle Giffords was shot in the head, one of 19 victims in a mass shooting. While Giffords survived, eight persons were killed. Giffords resigned from Congress in 2012 to concentrate on her recovery.

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