I was the first person to comment on Alan Grayson's diary about police brutality. It wasn't a very brilliant comment but I watched as it racked up the mojo due to its choice real estate. This morning, I saw that a reply had been posted so I checked it out. It was from somebody from the RKBA group here at Daily Kos. Here is this person's sig:
Definition of Pyrrhic Victory...I just want everybody to know that since we're all going to die anyway, I would prefer to die on the moral high ground as a better person. I don't want people saying "If he'd only had a gun...", I want them saying "Why did his killer have a gun and why did he use it and should he have had it in the first place?"
Rose Tyler: "Doctor, they've got guns."
Dr Who: "And I haven't. Which makes me the better person, don't you think? They can shoot me dead but the moral high ground is mine."
During our exchange, the commenter attempted to make death by handgun the equivalent of death by nail gun. The problem with comparing guns to other tools is that when somebody dies of an intentional gunshot, the tool is being used correctly. Nail guns are not designed for killing.
I hope any time a life is needlessly cut short by a gun, we can have a sensible discussion about the necessity for the Second Amendment in the twenty-first century and whether to repeal or amend it.
Thanks for reading and I hope I have a long and healthy life and die peacefully in my sleep. And I wish that for you all as well.