Out of the mouths of babes — killer gun control

When the recycling truck heads down our street, collecting people’s glass, cans, and paper, interesting things occasionally float out of the truck and onto the street.  (Which should be a reminder to everyone to shred important documents.  Sometimes the wind is the greatest document thief of them all.)

This morning, I found a crumpled, college-lined piece of paper with childish handwriting on the sidewalk in front of my house.  These were the opening sentences:

I’m writing to tell you how I feel about Gun Control. Gun control kills tons of people each year.  [Sic.]

Despite this auspicious beginning, the rest of the document was actually a childish plea for more gun control.  This is, after all, Marin.  That second sentence, though, was such a perfect Freudian slip — out of the pencils of babes, so to speak — that I had to pass it on.

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  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Gun control is evil, for it is merely control of the people. We all know that those who wanted WACo full of dead Americans won’t have their “guns controlled”.

  • Ron19

    “killer gun control”
    That’s a thought: ban killers.

  • Charles Martel

    I love English for almost countless reasons, but one of the few things about the language that I’ve always detested is the expression “I feel” in place of “I think.” The emphasis on feeling over thought has rankled me from the time I was in grammar school. The problem with the expression is that it leads to an unconscious mindset where feeling trumps rationality and fact.
    When I read the lines that Book quotes from the above poor child’s essay, my immediate reaction was, “That’s nice, sweetheart, that you have feelings about the topic. Now, what are your thoughts?”
    Then I realized that whoever wrote this will never, ever be taught how to think. 

  • Freddie Sykes

    I hate to tell the kid this but there are just not that many people to the ton in my weight class. Archie Goodwin use to put the estimate at seven.

  • Danny Lemieux

    Very true, Sir Hammer.
    In fact, Liberal-Lefties should never be allowed to say “I think…”.
    For them, the correct expression is “I believe…”.

  • http://ymarsakar.wordpress.com Ymarsakar

    Tools and slaves aren’t allowed to think. Those aping the mannerisms of their betters shall face the sumptuary laws.
    A bunch of idiots on this planet think that if we give control of guns to some powerful government, that we’ll be allowed other “freedoms”.
    However, many of us know that the plan is to control, not guns, but people. It’s not the gun the powers that be dislike, but the fact that people they don’t control have em.