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A MODEST PROPOSAL

December 16, 2012

Tags: Connecticut school shooting, guns, gun makers, ammunition, semi-automatic pistols, semi-automatic rifles, children, first graders, second graders, Second Amendment, body armor, gun laws, Jonathan Swift

A MODEST PROPOSAL
For protecting the children of America from being the helpless victims of gun violence, and for making them beneficial to society and the economy

It is a melancholy object to those who watch, on television and across the media in this great country, the grieving parents and classmates of dead children shot by a deranged gunman in Connecticut. Among the many questions they pose in response to this latest episode of supposedly random violence that took twenty-six lives in this one instance, twenty of them six- and seven-year-olds, all the others adults, all of them shot multiple times, is “Why?”

The answer I propose is simple, and I propose to further my answer with a solution that will put the question to rest. My solution will begin with children, (more…)

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