We need a moratorium on the production of firearms

Friday , February 16, 2018 - 6:30 AM12 comments

It is a strange, sad and perplexing fact that humans are one of the few, if not the only, species on this planet bent on their own annihilation. We gleefully denude the earth, poison the air and the water, and consider fleeting wealth as complete justification even as others of our kind succumb to the deadly effects.

So it is with the production of weapons. We continue to develop and manufacture firearms far beyond any realistic or practical need, funneling the excess into the hands of the incompetent, irresponsible and malicious.

I would like to see a moratorium on the design and manufacture of firearms and component parts, worldwide, for an indefinite period. Given the robust nature and durability of these devices, it would not quickly solve the problem, but might at least allow for the development of remedial alternatives.

Lew Hansen


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