Originally published in the Ann Arbor News, Bay City Times, Flint Journal, Grand Rapids Press, Jackson Citizen Patriot, Kalamazoo Gazette, Muskegon Chronicle, Saginaw News
December 30, 2012
Yep, nothing could go wrong with armed volunteers quickly assembled to stand out in front of every school in America. Nothing could go wrong with scaring people who should not handle guns into feeling like the need to own them. Nothing could go wrong with manufacturers creating new markets for their military grade weapons. Nothing could go wrong with blaming mental health problems and then doing nothing to solve them. Nothing could go wrong with stockpiling guns and ammo in case they might someday become less available. Nothing could go wrong with equating guns for vigilante justice with guns for licensed sports hunting. Nothing could go wrong with selling fear.