Be Sensible

You have the wrong idea about crime.
Crime isn't when your depressed teenager
Uses your gun to kill herself.  It isn't
When your son takes one to his school,
And mows down some classmates,
A couple of teachers.  It isn't when
One of your kids shoots the other,
Or you shoot your wife, or that guy
Who gave you the finger outside
Of the grocery store.  Crime is when
Rampaging blacks by the dozens
Steal your belongings and diddle
Your wife.  Such things haven't happened,
But, one day they could, and they're why
You purchased that gun.

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Written on 2023-01-10 at 16:05

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D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
If only. If only folk would understand. A terse but eloquent criticism of prolific gun ownership