the saddest feeling in the world.
As David Hemenway notes in his study Private Guns, Public Health, Americans have experienced similar debates in the recent past:
“Cars don’t kill people; bad drivers kill people,” could have been the slogan of the auto industry when it resisted safety regulation in the 1960s.
The garment industry could have argued: “Flammable pajamas don’t kill children; careless smokers kill children.”
And so on. Every accident has many causes, of course, and public safety progresses by addressing each one. To reduce car fatalities, we both installed seat belts and cracked down on drunken driving. Child deaths by fire have been reduced both because pajamas are safer and because adults smoke less.
Likewise, better mental-health provision would contribute to the reduction of gun massacres. But America’s uniquely grisly record of gun death cannot be addressed without addressing guns.
when I don’t talk to her
I crave her more and more
the urge is so strong
I want to smoke her like a cigarette.
she’s been gone for 2 months but she’s finally coming homeeeee