A Reblog From Bookworm:Five reasons that the benefits that flow from guns far outweigh the risks inherent in guns

Patriots-and-their-gunsA brilliant and in-depth write up which debunks a lot of the emotional argument in the wake of the latest shooting.  I sat on it for a few days.  In the future, I would hope that we can avoid initiating the same typical argument while bodies are still warm.  Yes, it is an emotionally charged situation, but even more so for those who just lost someone they care about in the shooting.  Give them the respect of at least a couple days to grieve in the unfortunate case that this occurs again, please.  To be included in that is the immediate push for gun control from the POTUS in the same breath that he gave condolences.  Really irked me this time around for some reason.  Possibly because it was a little closer to my current geographical location, maybe because the attempted hero, Chris Mintz was formerly of a sister battalion of mine and is a friend of a friend of a friend.  Whatever reason.  Your incessant argument against guns will still be there after the bodies are laid to rest.  Give the families a break guys.

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