06 May 2007

The Right To Bear Arms

The right to bear arms is slightly less ludicrous than the right to arm
bears.- Chris Addison at the Pleasance, Edinburgh Festival.

Everyone has spoken already about the hideous massacre at Virginia Tech. I know I'm a bit late. But then I found this quote, which made me think about it. I don't know when America will learn, but then, have we really learnt either? We have a ban on handguns - children are still being shot on the street. We had a knife amnesty - children are still being stabbed. I don't know what the answer is. But in the words of Eddie Izzard: "guns don't kill people, people kill people. Well, I think the gun helps..."


Elsie said...

The Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has been morphed into something desirable to the NRA. Gun control would be a sensible solution if it already weren't too late (what to do about all the guns already out there?). "Guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people."

Clare said...

Another comment I heard, which made me smile in a not flippant way (I hope) was "what if they heard it wrong, what if it was the right to BARE arms?"
Gives a whole new spin on it...