There are two initiatives on the ballot in Washington State regarding firearms. I've noted that "gun violence" has become a favorite term used by the media and opponents of guns. I marvel at what is going on and the hypocrisy I see regarding the issue.
First, guns are an inanimate object. They can't do anything on their own. They sit there and do nothing just like a knife, a fork or a spoon can do nothing on their own as well. People are the perpetrators of violence not guns, knives, cars etc. Violence or murder is a heart and sin issue.
Blaming guns for violence is like blaming the rock that Cain used to kill Able.
Is the issue really about protecting people? Let's see if these numbers shed any light. There were about 11,000 homicides using guns in 2010 in the US. Over 31,000 died through vehicular homicide and in a recent article I saw 400,000+ died of obesity. I suppose that should be called fork and spoon violence. According this this recent NBC article they attribute 18% of the deaths in America to obesity click here.
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