The concluding paragraphs of Bob Herbert's column in today's New York Times: "A study released a few years ago by the Harvard School of Public Health compared firearm mortality rates among youngsters 5 to 14 years old in the five states with the highest rates of gun ownership with those in the five states with the lowest rates.
The results were chilling. Children in the states with the highest rates of gun ownership were 16 times as likely to die from an accidental gunshot wound, nearly seven times as likely to commit suicide with a gun, and more than three times as likely to be murdered with a firearm.
Only a lunatic could seriously believe that more guns in more homes is good for America's children.
Here's the whole Herbert column and another inspiring one by Adam Gopnik in
The New Yorker.
No matter how many statistics we present to our Federal government however, they remain steadfastly loyal to the Second Amendment. I think there may be hope however in the burgeoning campaign of Mayors Against Illegal Guns .