Guns, race relations, and the plastics plague

Guns are the virus

Again, we are faced with children and teachers dying in the assumed safety of their school. And, again, we hear the NRA and those with the most extreme interpretation of the Second Amendment say guns don’t kill.  

Please consider a pandemic analogy: 

A deadly virus enters a country via an unsuspecting, but infected, host (a gun with live rounds enters a school through a deliberate move of a possibly ill or evil individual). The virus spreads to other unwitting people (the gunman shoots children and teachers). Would you say the virus is the ultimate killer? Are not bullets, shot by guns, also killers?  With the virus, safety procedures — vaccinations, handwashing, masking, social distancing — limit the spread of the disease.  This epidemic of shootings likewise calls for a multi-pronged approach.   

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