Of course, Mr. Stevens is correct. It really is nobody's business if I own guns, and only becomes someone's business if I misuse them. If "do gooders" really wanted to do something about deaths due to objects, perhaps they should take on the auto industry, which accounts for around 24,000 deaths a year in auto accidents. But if it is simply deaths, then I would suggest they take on heart disease, which accounts for 631,000 deaths a year, then when they solve that problem, work their way down to cancer deaths at 560,000.
Here's the thing though, they could care less about the actual people who die from gunshot wounds. These people are just props to them. For them, the more society breaks down, the better. Theirs is the progressive agenda to take away the peoples' means of fighting back against crime and a tyrannical government. We can not let that happen.
But, Mr. Stevens, it's always good to ask-just don't expect them to respond.
Update: As always, David Codrea has more on the topic in an October 2008 Gun Rights Examiner article entitled Peaceable Armed Citizen:
But we know why. It is the people doing the killing, and not the tools used to kill that need to be locked up. After all, Cain killed Able with a rock, and ever since, some people have been willing to kill others with whatever means come to hand. But guns make it possible for the weaker, less strong and less skilled to be able to defend themselves from the predators. As Mr. Stevens says above, if you don't want to do that, don't own guns. Simple!
It sounds like an oxymoron, doesn't it, a peaceable armed citizen? If they like peace so much, what are they doing armed? After all, aren't we told the only purpose of a gun is to kill people?
If that's true, though, America's pea...y'know, this is getting unwieldy. Let's just agree for the rest of this column to call 'em PACs. Anyway, if that's true, you couldn't tell it by the PACs--they have pretty much been utter failures at slaughtering their fellow human beings. So I have to wonder about that--especially since I know people who have an encyclopedic knowledge of guns and their workings, people who design and build them, hunt with them, target shoot with them, carry them for defense, and even (GASP!) train with them with the intent of being "well regulated" (hey, there's another future column). And none of them go around killing people. How is it these experts and aficionados have been so spectacularly incompetent at getting their firearms to accomplish their "only purpose"?