The single bloody thread that runs through these incidents is the easy accessability we allow our citizens to the most lethal categories of firearms, such as handguns. After these shootings a predictable pattern emerges, we quickly look for a loophole to be plugged, a limited law that could be better enforced, or other `common sense’ solutions, while never stepping back to look at the big picture: the freeflow of guns in our nation. America’s gun violence problem will not be solved by licensing and registration, trigger locks, or lamentations over the evil in men’s hearts. These tragic shootings are America’s future until we eliminate handguns, the tools that make such violence possible.
March 5, 2001
Santana High School Shooting Latest Proof of Need For Handgun Ban
[This quote is from over 10 years ago but we can’t let the world forget this is their goal. It is because of statements like these Sugarmann and friends are probably more of a problem for the Brady Campaign than gun owners these days. This kind of talk make it difficult for Helmke and friends to argue there is no slippery slope.—Joe]