A scuffle broke out between a mall security guard and a woman taking photos of the accident
Ban all guns, cars and cell phones.. If this were about safety this would be the next executive order.
In the United States in 2010, the rate of firearm deaths was 10 people per 100,000, while for traffic accidents it was 12 per 100,000. Firearm-related deaths totaled 31,672 in 2010. In recent comments against gun control, bloggers, columnists and commentators have said, “More people are killed by cars than guns, but I don’t see anyone calling for a ban on automobiles.”
Why am I bringing this up? Perspective, in light of recent events. Yes, the tragedy in Newtown, Conn., was all that and more due to the method of the killings and the ages of the victims. Are the 27 victims of Adam Lanza’s senseless rampage any more sacred than the millions killed on our roadways? The death of an innocent victim is still a death. And whether these deaths occur in large numbers or small should be irrelevant. But I don’t see presidents going on national television, in prime time, lecturing us that we need to make fundamental changes in our behavior. Or other politicians jumping on their soapbox making similar pronouncements. There is no national hue and cry for the complete elimination of motor vehicles, the implements of this bloodbath, nor for alcohol or impairing drugs.
You can’t fix what is wrong with America or for that matter anything, by only focusing your attention on what has gone wrong. You must also identify what went right and then devise a plan to do more of that. Over time and fight by fight, the good will eventually overcome the bad. It’s just the ‘way’ things work… and no idea has ever brought more ‘Light and Beauty’ into the world than the idea of The American Dream. That would be a good thing for All of US to remember as America considers its next move in The Middle East or on the streets of Oakland or any place where the passions and emotions of ‘The People’ are awakened to the desire to serve… ‘The Greater Good’.