The Headlines Say It All. When Guns Are Involved, People Die

Date: 18 Dec 2012 | posted in: Public Good News, The Public Good | 2 Facebooktwittergoogle_plusredditpinterestmail

A letter to the editor in today’s New York Times succinctly makes the case that when guns are involved, people die. When they’re not, people are hurt.

To the Editor:

The New York Times, Dec. 15, 2012:

Page A1: “Gunman Massacres 20 Children at School in Connecticut.” Twenty children shot, 20 died.

Page A9: “Man Stabs 22 Children in China.” Twenty-two received knife wounds, 22 survived.

National Rifle Association claim: Guns don’t kill. People do.

Case closed.

. Decatur, Ga., Dec. 16, 2012


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