And Another Death That’ll Be Used to Justify More Gun Control

Woodard said she had­n’t known there was a gun in the house, and that she had warned her chil­dren in the past about them. She said gun own­ers need to make sure weapons don’t fall into the hands of children.

I’m all for respon­si­ble gun own­er­ship, and the creep who owned the gun cer­tain­ly did­n’t both­er secur­ing it—but since he owned it ille­gal­ly, I’m not too surprised. 

Please note: There are no gun con­trol laws that would have pre­vent­ed this death. The world will not be made safer by pass­ing more leg­is­la­tion. Crim­i­nals don’t wor­ry about laws, by definition.

Respon­si­ble par­ent­ing is what would have made the biggest dif­fer­ence in those kids’ lives. Say, Mom­ma not hang­ing out with con­vict­ed felons? Oh, what a con­cept! How lim­it­ing! How about Mom­ma tak­ing respon­si­bil­i­ty for ASKING about guns in the home? Or hav­ing giv­en her kids more edu­ca­tion than “don’t touch guns”?

Edit: Wow. I sent essen­tial­ly the same text as this post to the AJC as a let­ter to the edi­tor. I just got a call ask­ing me to expand that to 400 words to serve as a coun­ter­point to an edi­to­r­i­al they’re run­ning on the top­ic. By 3 pm today.

Cur­rent Mood: 😡angry
Cyn is Rick's wife, Katie's Mom, and Esther & Oliver's Mémé. She's also a professional geek, avid reader, fledgling coder, enthusiastic gamer (TTRPGs), occasional singer, and devoted stitcher.
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