Guns? Any talk of gun restrictions in public places, such as at the Minnesota State Fair, is questioned by the gun rights extremists. Some of these folks believe that no one can restrict their rights for any reason whatsoever. Pigs are not protected by the Second Amendment….Restrictions on where guns can be carried are constitutional. So are restrictions on who can carry them and what types of guns can be owned. Because elected leaders wrongly believe they can’t engage in a discussion about gun policy, people are dying every day from bullets. People are not dying every day from Swine Flu. But we take precautions anyway because we know that if we don’t, more people could be infected with this disease, get sick and potentially die. That is the right thing to do. We should be treating guns the same way. Prevention is prudent and in the best interests of public health and safety.
Yep, Joan wants guns banned at the Minnesota State fair for public safety. Now the “Gun Death” story:
A fight at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds in St. Paul sent two men to Regions Hospital with stab wounds to their stomachs on Sunday.
The incident happened around 6:15 p.m. near the corner of Dan Patch Avenue and Cooper Street, fair officials said.
Officials say Pnayrpeo Chap and Sarasovarn Sourng, both 28, are still at Regions Hospital with non life-threatening injuries. Their conditions are not known, and police say they are not cooperating with the investigation.
This comparison is EXACTLY why I labor at the “Gun Death?” Files. This covers all the bases.
First: There were no guns involved in this violent encounter. Granted none of the people were killed, but check the above archive, and you’ll find a lot of “Blade Death” stories…as a matter-of-fact the last story from Minnesota I posted a few days ago was a “Blade Death”.
Second: Joan doesn’t think we should carry guns for “Public Safety”. OK first we have a stabbing at the very fair she’s griping about, but we have the people in the hospital not cooperation with the police! Why do you think that is? I bet its Omertà from gang members! Even if it isn’t, does the state fair do background checks? Are there metal detectors to make sure weapons aren’t brought in? Hell fists and boots are good enough to kill a person (again, check those archives!). So we have violent felons, and that’s a non-issue, but no lawfully carried guns?
Sorry, but that’s a DAMN good reason to pack your gun! (Need I add “Carry your damn guns, people!”?)
Third: Joan isn’t mentioning this story, because for her only “Gun Death” counts!
Sorry Joan, when I go to the fair, I carry my gun, and I think everybody else should too!
Thanks again to Maddmedic!