Yesterday, Richard Fowler, a black liberal, said on Fox news that “if these kids didn’t have a gun, Christopher Lane would be alive today.” Really? How anyone could possibly know this is beyond me. They may have just beaten him to death. Or run over him. Then, I suppose, he would be blaming the car.
Besides, there are a lot of “ifs” that could be called out here, all of them more important than whether or not they had a gun. If they were at home, for example, Lane would be alive. If they were studying. If they were playing basketball or football or riding their bikes. If they were at work. If they were out fishing with their dad. If they were helping their mother with housework.
The list is almost infinite. But at least these are things that we can control, and that can have a more immediate impact, and that doesn’t need an act of Congress – literally. But keep talking about gun control, Fowler, because that will ensure that no black person gets offended – and that the problem will persist.
Finally, while I’m no big fan of guns, I did have a .22 when I was a kid. I shot it at tin cans, milk jugs, and paper targets nailed to trees. But somehow I managed to not kill anyone with it.