Six children killed -- no media outcry, prob. since no gun was used
WTOP has the rather casual story.
These stories are horrible - the death of those innocent young children is a tragedy. I find these stories disturbing and saddening.
Following the logic of the gun banners, we should all be clamoring for more rope-control legislation. We need people to register their purchases of rope, which should be limited to no more than 6 feet at any one time. We should require background checks and deny rope purchases to anyone with a violent crime or mental instability in their background. We should also ban the sale of rope having anything more than a 50-pound tensile strength - why would you "need" anything stronger than that? We need a law requiring registration as a "rope arsenal" for anyone who keeps more than 100 feet of rope. I mean, why do people "need" so much rope anyway?
Posted by: Bill at April 5, 2007 11:48 AM
the reason the media is downplaying these two particular MD incidents is that both families are illegal immigrants.
Posted by: kevin at April 5, 2007 04:48 PM
The vast left wing conspiracy to keep these "rope deaths" from public scrutiny sickens me. When I think of all the occasions where ropes where brought into schools and lead to the senseless slaughter of innocents I am sickened. When I ponder the innumerable times a movie or a television show has been promoted using rope imagery I wonder what kind of people we've become. Nevermind that the internet is a form of 'media', ignore that the story is in fact being 'reported'. Better that we should find some way to deflect attention from genuine concerns about fire arms by painting in broad strokes.
Posted by: bob burns at April 5, 2007 05:40 PM
These stories offer 2 different viewpoints on gun control (assuming the perps were illegal immigrants).
1) Gun control works. The illegal immigrants were not able to buy a firearm (or didn't have the money, will to steal one).
2) Gun control as crime prevention doesn't work since the bad guys just chose a different weapon.
The fallacy of gun control as crime prevention is in 2). Man first differentiated himself from other animals in inventing weapons/tools. Pretty much every human could invent a weapon in a pinch, leading to an ever expanding prohibition on weapons. I think the term they use in Britain now is "offensive weapon". I say big rock, you say "offensive weapon".
Posted by: Robin at April 6, 2007 09:16 AM
The NRA (National Rope Association) has blood on it's hands! Where's the outrage? If only a single child's life is saved by outlawing rope, isn't it worth it? Think of the children.
Posted by: Steve at April 6, 2007 07:53 PM