We all grieve for the horrific child massacre in Newtown, Connecticut, but if we really want to protect future lives, we must replace the emotional anti-gun rhetoric with an honest examination of the facts.
I honestly do understand how easy it is for people to respond to tragedies like this with an emotional appeal to get rid of all the guns – to, as President Obama said, “take action.” Or, as many are saying, “do SOMETHING.”
The question becomes: will the action we take save lives or cost more? This requires reasoned thought instead of blind emotion. It requires an examination of the facts.