There are two reasons why I do this “Gun Death?” series. One is to ridicule those who use the metric “Gun Death” as results or goals for their political ventures. Is a person beaten, stabbed, or strangled any less dead than somebody shot? If not why focus on only one type of death? Hell a stabbing isn’t even less VIOLENT than a shooting. The second reason is to show that even in a world without guns violence will go on, and also to show that sometimes the absence of guns is a very bad thing.
The brother of slain paraplegic William Boykin said Friday he and his siblings forgive the person who killed their brother, but they want whomever is responsible to come forward and face justice…Police found William Boykin inside his bloodied minivan in an alley off Ferguson Lane near Dayton View Park. The Air Force veteran and grandfather of 16 had been stabbed numerous times and strangled with a cord. His family last saw him at church Sunday.
Now people confined to wheelchairs are considered handicapped for a reason, they lack the mobility, sometimes the strength of a fully mobile person. Do you think Mr. Boykin would have benefited from a firearm that day? Certainly his attacker, with full use of his legs had an advantage.
Those who support gun bans and gun control are asking for a Might is Right society. I don’t want to live in that society. Do you?