Utopia is not one of the available solutions to violence in our society. Only incremental improvements are attainable through repeal of victim disarmament laws and through implementation of effectual, affordable measures. Objective assessment of the risks and benefits of various proposals will assist development of rational and effectual public policy. Hysterical, ineffectual, unconstitutional, and merely symbolic measures only squander time, money, and energy that are better devoted to effectual solutions and realistic goals.
Edgar A. Suter MD
Guns in the Medical Literature — A Failure of Peer Review
[Emphasis in the original. I have used this argument (utopia isn’t an option) myself in a gun control debate against a communist. They didn’t really seem to get it. They wanted to keep trying just as they want to keep trying new variations of Marxism; “All we need is to have the right people in government.” I wish I had come back with, “Marxism and gun control was responsible for over 100 million dead last century. Do you want to donate your body to the next attempt at utopia?” –Joe]