Yes, it is time to put to rest forever the issue of gun control. So I took out my little Glock, loaded a few bullets ( I tend to be frugal) and laid it prominently on a bookshelf in the living room.
Then I gave it this lecture.
“Now look here, Gun. You cause a lot of trouble in this world and I want you to know right here and now I will not tolerate any malfeasance on your part. You are not to shoot anyone under any circumstances.”
I felt sure my words were exact and understood perfectly and I left the gun there for three months.
Well, folks you would not believe this. Dust collected around the gun but other than that there was no change and not one shot was fired for any reason at any person.
I have concluded that giving lectures to inanimate objects is a waste of time, that people who think they can control events by passing laws about inanimate objects are fools at best. Would someone please tell the legislators and newsmen about this?