The following letter was found in the Voice of the People in Today's PRESS OF ATLANTIC CITY:
We don't blame
cars; why guns?
Once again, recent letters about firearms focus on the wrong element - firearms - and not people.
Firearms are inanimate objects, useless tools without a human. They don't jump up in the middle of the night and go on a shooting spree without a person behind them. No one blames the car in a drunken driving accident - they blame the driver. Cars kill hundreds of times more people than firearms do in the United States every day, and you don't hear people clamoring to ban those deadly cars, do you?
It is already illegal to carry a firearm. Why would an additional ban stop someone who is already breaking the law? Enforce the 20,000 other gun laws on the books already and punish the offenders. Bans only punish the innocent.
Egg Harbor City
I am so sick and tired of this rationale: "Guns don't kill people; people kill people!" To equate a gun with a car is one of the most moronic comparisons I can think of. Guns were made for one purpose, and one purpose only, TO KILL! One can argue all he wants that using a gun is sport, but KILL is a gun's only reason for existence. One target shoots to better his aim to better his shot to KILL! One hunts, in today's world, not to put food on the table, but to KILL! Don't for a moment tell me hunters do not get a thrill out of killing! (I did not say I am against hunting, but come on with the excuses)! A car's intent is not to kill, but unfortunately because of human error death is sometimes the result!
There is no reason I can think of for the legal purchase of some of the guns we have in society. Nobody target shoots or hunts with some of the weaponry around today, so stop with the BS excuses and rationale about why guns are good!