I was raised in the slums of the Bronx, New York City. In my neighborhood, anyone who carried a gun was termed to be “crazy.” As I recall, only “Crazy Sam” won that comment, and when police were on the scene, we made certain that Sam was not. Students at Florida State University were studying in the library when some noticed a student who was not carrying any books, but a gun. One girl tweeted to her mom, “there’s a gunman in the library. I love you.” Fortunately, she is still alive although three other students are in the hospital with bullet wounds. The police soon arrived and blasted away at the gunman. I can just anticipate the National Rifle Association response:
1. Students have a constitutional right to carry guns.
2. If all students in the library had guns, there would have been a shootout in the library, and no cops would have been required to appear.
3. Why isn’t there any place in the library for those with guns to study how to shoot?
We continue with guns. The arguments are now boring because we have members of Congress who fear the NRA more than they do ISIS.
Oh, the gunman is now dead!