Atlas Shrugged: The Mocking

Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Child's Play

An argument between two children over puppies turned tragic Saturday when an 11-year-old boy killed his 8-year-old neighbor with a shotgun, according to authorities in Jefferson County, Tenn.
America’s pediatricians remain undeterred and united in our desire to see significant policy change to address this public health crisis,” the AAP wrote in a statement released on the one-year anniversary of Sandy Hook.
Several years ago, the American Medical Association advised doctors to ask their patients about firearms and “educate patients to the dangers of firearms to children” in the name of public health. But doctors in Florida may be suppressed from giving this medical advice, now that a federal appeals court upheld a Florida law that became known as the “physician gag rule” because it punishes doctors for talking about guns.
Somebody said we should use anti-abortion tactics against the gun nuts. That's a very good idea. If the right wants to discuss immorality, let's discuss the immorality of manufacturing death and raising children to reach for a gun, either as a toy or a way to punish a little girl for refusing to show a boy a puppy.

9 comments:

Katy Williams said...

Using anti-abortion tactic against gun nuts would probably lead to anti-gun folk getting slaughtered. One reason anti-abortion tactics have worked as well as they do, is pro-choice people aren't gun-totin' idiots.

Susan of Texas said...

You are probably right but maybe if protests were filmed....

Also you gave me an idea--the people who protect PP from protestors could open carry.

It's just a fantasy and probably a really dumb one.

Susan of Texas said...

The last thing we need is more guns everywhere. Yet here they are anyway.

goodman.dl said...

I'm pretty sure the right doesn't see a lot of immorality in the boy punishing a little girl. She should have just done what the boy said...

Susan of Texas said...

If we keep guns out of the hands of children, how will children defend themselves from other kids who tell them "no"?

Now I wonder how many kids shoot their parents.

It's good to see you again.

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

Threat To Kill You
~

Susan of Texas said...

You can never start too young.

Ken Houghton said...

U.S. Children killed by handgun, 2013 (last available year of data): 82

U.S. Policemen killed in the line of duty by handguns, 2013: 27

But Blue Lives Matter, y'know.

Susan of Texas said...

Maybe we should put little police uniforms on kids so someone will care.