Posted by Bob Lord
Nick Kristof's piece in today's Times is a must read for anyone who cares about our insane gun laws, or lack thereof. Here's the closing:
For that matter, we can look for inspiration at our own history on auto safety. As with guns, some auto deaths are caused by people who break laws or behave irresponsibly. But we don’t shrug and say, “Cars don’t kill people, drunks do.”
Instead, we have required seat belts, air bags, child seats and crash safety standards. We have introduced limited licenses for young drivers and tried to curb the use of mobile phones while driving. All this has reduced America’s traffic fatality rate per mile driven by nearly 90 percent since the 1950s.
Some of you are alive today because of those auto safety regulations. And if we don’t treat guns in the same serious way, some of you and some of your children will die because of our failure.
If not now, when? If not us, who? Sign our petition HERE, pass it on to your friends, and do whatever you can to end this madness.