Cars kill many more, but they’re not banned

The shooting in Sandy Hook was a tragedy. However, blaming guns is like blaming your car for an accident. Let’s blame the sick person who pulls the trigger. One sick shooter out of 300 million people is no reason to punish 150 million-plus gun owners who are law-abiding citizens.

About 30,000 people are killed by cars every year, yet there is no talk about restricting car ownership. Most car “accidents” are caused by someone doing something wrong. No difference – guns or cars – they both kill if misused. Maybe we should do a better job of testing drivers and eliminate violent computer games that teach young people how to kill.

Bill Johnson