Tuesday, September 10, 2013

I will take my chances

Today I learned that guns don’t kill people – people kill people.
Lieutenant Donald was explaining that sure there were a lot of gun related deaths in Indianapolis – but that we compared quite favorably with Vladivostok.
(I think he used this city because he recently had some visitors from its police force)
But in Vladivostok – as very few people have guns – they use knives, clubs and vodka bottles.
I think he was making the point that we should not worry about people having guns in  Indianapolis because – if they did not have guns – they would find other ways to kill us.  
It was not a particularly comforting proposition – but on a brighter note he told us that we were all eligible to buy guns provided we did not have criminal records.  
Unlike drivers licenses – no qualifications or tests are required.
I think I will take my chances and remain unarmed.