11/22/2004 Add a comment

So tragic and yet so preventable. This is what can happen when you let hunters use semi-automatics: five killed in a shootout over who gets to occupy a hunting platform in northern Wisconsin. People kill people, of course, but so, too, do guns. I hate to link to this, but when one drives through Central IL, my native land, you occasionally pass a cornfield with a series of cheesy rhyming signs promoting a group called Guns Save Life that make the hairs on my neck bristle. I just can't understand why people continue to think that we live in an age where it matters that our forefathers used rifles to win freedom. We have freedom now. We are no longer vigilantes looking out only for ourselves. We are civilized, or so I'd like to think. William