--Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation - Expanded Homicide Data Table
Fact: Each year, approximately 300,000 Americans die as a result of obesity. The primary tools of death were spoons, forks and bowls, in that order.
--Source: Surgeon General Of The United States, Overweight and Obesity: Health Consequences
Banning guns from responsible citizens is as effective in stopping murders as banning spoons from responsible citizens is in stopping obesity.
In both instances, shouldn't our efforts be directed towards the individual with the tool, and not towards the tool itself?
Still, if we're going to ban something, shouldn't we start with spoons? They certainly kill a lot more people. Including kids -
|If we can save only one child, isn't a ban on spoons worth it?|
|Careful! It's loaded...|
|Why would you ever need more than one spoon?|
|Think of the carnage that would occur in your frozen treats aisle.|
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