This illustrates the broader point about gun control: you can’t control technology. Guns are technology. Ideas made concrete by opposable thumbs, time and desire. And duct tape. Technology makes us humans live longer, more comfortable lives. Imagine what our world would be like if Sam Colt, held back by gun control, hadn’t invented assembly lines and interchangeable parts, which led to me typing away on this keyboard and posting my blather to cyberspace. And if the standard to restrict technology is “one child’s life”, isn’t there a plausible case for restricting the use of Facebook and social media in general after the horrific suicides of kids who were bullied on its pages? I mean, who really needs Facebook, anyway? A Bloomberg vs Zuckerberg slug fest… hmmm. (my emphasis)
And let’s see how that works out in a broader, global context – one in which guns have no part. If the Measure of Restriction is, “One Child’s Life,” then WHY is DDT restricted globally by the UN through treaty restrictions and the assistance of our own EPA when it has a greatly demonstrated capacity to SAVE lives?