“You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”


Robert Steed, a resident of Vernon, Conn. took three days straight off work to attend gun control hearings in Connecticut. On March 14th he was finally able to deliver some testimony, and in a word it was epic (via The Blaze).

“Adam Lanza commits a crime, and I’m here to grovel and plead for my rights and explain to you that my firearms are kept safely?” Mr. Steed asked. “I keep hearing the word ‘solution.’ You’re not going to find a solution, it doesn’t exist. You can’t find a broad brush solution to evil.”

Let’s apply the thinking of the anti-gun movement to another situation. Let’s say a mentally disturbed man crashed his car into a school bus on purpose. If we use the logic of the anti-gun activists, we should ban cars, since that was the implement of his attack.

That makes no sense. The problem wasn’t the car, and in New Town the problem wasn’t the guns. The problem, in both situations, is the person behind the wheel and the person pulling the trigger.

Rob Port is the editor of SayAnythingBlog.com, a columnist for the Forum News Service, and the host of the Rob (Re)Port on Fargo-based WDAY AM970 from 1-2pm weekdays.

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