I am not anti-gun. I’m pro-knife. Consider the merits of the knife. In the first place, you have to catch up with someone in order to stab him. A general substitution of knives for guns would promote physical fitness. We’d turn into a whole nation of great runners. Plus, knives don’t ricochet. And people are seldom killed while cleaning their knives.

Molly Ivins (1944-2007) American writer, political columnist [Mary Tyler Ivins]
“Get a Knife, Get a Dog, but Get Rid of Guns,” Fort Worth Star-Telegram (9 Mar 1993)

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  2. Dr. Edward Fernando

    This is the worst theory ever. When you state that the 2nd amendment only guarantees arms to “A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state” , it is nuts. There were 14 year old kids who fought in the revolutionary and the civil wars. If I had a choice in the matter of being mauled by a dog or being shot by a dog I would definitely choose being shot then being mauled by a dog over a long period while I am paralyzed by fear and the bite of the dog. Ms Ivins it is insane to think that the 2nd amendment or guns will be eradicated. People protested president Obama with firearms on their hip after the Oregon and no one was killed injured or wounded with hundreds of people at multiple places. Are you Pro- tougher gun laws or Anti-Gun. in your article you stated two different offenses. You cant compare Automobiles with guns only the fact that it kills people. Cars if you will have the ability to do the same thing ask American Soldiers who have killed injured or wounded by Iraqi Terrorist when a car bomb exploded if you take away guns People will find other avenues to cause Terror. It is in the nature of people to do kill. People have Been killing since Cain and Able. I would hope you will give up this Ideology because students are learning about this in public schools. The thought to Put this in children is sick and absurd. The fact you put Jurassic Park as a liable Reference is wrong because it failed in a movie not real life but in a movie. Do not tell me about my second amendment right unless you have liable evidence to prove other wise not some computer generated dinosaur movie.

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