Thursday, February 21, 2013

Our National Pastime: Latest Statistics

Today's daily U.S. shooting deaths took place in Las Vegas.

Occupants of a black Range Rover shot up a Masarati which crashed into a taxi that burst into flames.  The episode left three persons dead and at least three others injured.  It took place at 4:30 a.m. at an intersection on The Strip surrounded by some of the most famous casinos in town, including the Bellagio, Caesars Palace and Bally's.

Our daily dose of death by gunfire brought the total of Ameicans shot to death since Sandy Hook to well over 2,000.

Please be sure to write, wire or call Wayne LaPierre at the National Rifle Association to thank him for bringing us these daily entertainments.

"Guns don't kill.  People kill."

Thank Mr. LaPierre for fighting so hard to maintain his version of the Second Amendment, which gives everyone -- not just owners of black Range Rovers -- the "right" to bear arms.  After all, it's the brave patriots of his cockamamie organization who keep our nation safe from . . .er,  "bad guys."

You do feel safer, don't you?  Or have you already canceled your planned trip to Vegas? If you absolutely have to roll them dice, play high stakes poker or toss next week's grocery money onto a roulette table, you can buy body armor online. But don't think you can take shelter at your nearest courthouse, campus, shopping mall or church.  Some of the aforementioned 2.000 victims died at such places.

Our gun-toters are equal-opportunity killers.

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