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I am so absolutely flabbergasted upon reading Linda Turley Hansen's guest commentary entitled, "Continuing the conversation on alcohol and guns" that I didn't even know what to say. Way to go, Linda! The usual right-wing rationalization for the "guns for everyone, everywhere, all types, all the time" policy they and the NRA covet lies on the misplaced scrutiny we fail to impose on all the mentally ill in this country. According to the hard core right, all gun violence is due to the mentally ill or criminally insane (even though the NRA still opposes background checks for mental illness or felons). It's a tiresome and misdirected excuse, but it is the "bread and butter" rationalization of the NRA.
But now Ms. Hansen has eased all of our minds about the dangers of our nation's epidemic of gun ownership because the United States, it appears, consumes a lot of alcohol. Excellent, Linda. maybe we should all go out and shoot somebody, because after all, there are a whole lot of drunk drivers out there. When you grow up, Linda, you will realize that our wonderful country has a lot of problems. However, ignoring one because of the presence of another is as immature a stance as any adult can take.3 months ago