Letter: Stimulus incentive
They say guns don’t kill. People kill. Correct! Well, sort of. Guns are designed to kill. The presence of a gun creates a stimulus incentive.
Many people do not snack between meals, but the presence of a sticky muffin at home or at work cries out “Pick me up! Eat me.”
Cool cars are stimulus incentives. “Just touch me. Just get in me. Just get behind the wheel. Get your hands on it; see how it feels! Just drive me around the block.”
A velvet martini is also a stimulus incentive. Why not another, and a third for lunch?
(Of course most stimulus incentives are not specifically designed to kill people. Guns are designed and manufacture to kill.)
Many people believe that the gun lobby has our congressional representatives under its financial and electoral thumb.
Do our representatives mind that this is a moral issue?
Seems that getting elected is a higher priority. Just got to get re-elected!