One-Liner Wednesday — Death and Horror

E82A676F-9B92-43AB-BED4-476CB6478312Before I present my one-liner for today, let me first confess that it’s actually a two-liner. Sorry for bending the rules a bit.

Let me also say that I’m quoting Eliot Spitzer, the disgraced former Attorney General and former governor of New York. Sorry about that, too.

Anyway, here’s what Spitzer said:

Yes, people pull the trigger, but guns are the instrument of death. Gun control is necessary, and delay means more death and horror.

So why am I quoting Spitzer? Because I think what he expressed is a rational response to the NRA’s refrain that “guns don’t kill people, people kill people.”

The only way to reduce the incidence of more death and horror from mass shootings like the one on Sunday night in Las Vegas is, as Spitzer said, to pass common sense gun control laws.

If a disgraced politician like Eliot Spitzer can see that, why can’t the Republicans in Congress, whose refrain is always “now is not the time” to talk about gun control. But delaying such a discussion means more death and horror.

Yet for Republican legislators, it seems that never is the only good time to talk about gun control.

Written for the One-Liner Wednesday prompt from Linda G. Hill.

7 thoughts on “One-Liner Wednesday — Death and Horror

    • Fandango October 4, 2017 / 7:29 am

      Yeah, I have a tendency to give my one (or two) liner and then discuss why I chose it. More rule bending, I suppose.

      Liked by 1 person

  1. newepicauthor October 4, 2017 / 2:25 pm

    I can’t understand this “now is not the time” mentality, there is no better time than now.

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  2. cagedunn October 4, 2017 / 2:52 pm

    Maybe discuss the words missing from ‘the right to bear arms – ‘ and put a purpose there. The right to bear arms in defence of … or ??? Kids (as in children) have the right to education – isn’t that highly regulated?
    Sorry, but what happened broke something in me – I like to think people can be reasonable, they have purpose and design, but now …
    A simple error in failing to define how the right is given and expectations of its use confound a (hopefully) rational mind.

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    • Fandango October 4, 2017 / 3:36 pm

      I think the words everyone ignores are “a well-regulated militia.”

      Liked by 1 person

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