Hving treated gods only know how many kids with GSWs, I hope that there is a special place in the hot place for folks who so ardently push softening of gun laws and engage in the vigilate fantasies OSD does.
If u r a physician,
we depend on u to have a competent command of logic.
Self-defense is not a vigilante fantasy.
Survival is not to be found in helplessness.
When I was 8, I left NY and went to Phoenix, Arizona.
The kids in my neighborhood,
older n younger than I was, took delight in target shooting
with rifles n handguns at the YMCA, out on the desert,
or in the mountains n pine forests. We shot Thompson
Submachineguns at the National Guard; (my neighbor was a captain).
Over a period of 5 years that I was a resident, there
was never any trouble, no complaints of anyone of any age
exhibiting bad manners with firearms. At that age, we also had
fun playing "Cowboys n Indians", using toy, imitation guns.
There was never any confusion in anyone's mind qua which was the
toy n which was a functional weapon,
just as we clearly understood which was a toy, imitation car n
which was a functional vehicle. None of my friends was ever either
so psychoticly detached from reality,
nor so stupid as to get mixed up between toys n reality.
More people were killed by Ted Kennedy's car, than by any of our guns.
Yet, the fact that we had possession of commericially manufactured guns
did not stop me, nor my friends in the neighborhood
from making our own guns ("zip guns")
because it was FUN, interesting n did not take long.
(a little risky, tho; some of those things'd blow up in your hand)
Doctor, I must wonder how many of those kids u treated
had received firearms safety training in school ? or elsewhere ?
How many were wounded by sadistic robbers who shot them after
they fully co-operated, to get a thrill ?
How many of them were shot by their victims
while they were committing criminally predatory acts ?
Tell me, Doctor, have u treated MORE children wounded by guns,
or by cars ?? Do u suggest ending cars ??
Bottom line: EVERYONE HAS A NATURAL RIGHT, and a
CONSTITUTIONAL RIGHT, to self-defense,
and government has been explicitly denied authority to interfere with that