Implementing “gun control” laws as a means to reduce gun-related violence is a lot like a heart surgeon trying to perform open heart surgery with a jelly doughnut
The surgeon stands before his patient in the operating room. He calls for a scalpel from the nurse. Instead of handing him a scalpel to make the incision, the nurse hands him a jelly doughnut. “What the heck is this!?!” exclaims the surgeon as he sets the jelly doughnut aside.
He tells the nurse that he must make a precise incision in order to begin the surgery that will actually help the patient and that he cannot do it with a jelly doughnut. He calls for a scalpel again and this time the nurse places two jelly doughnuts in his waiting hand.
He tosses the doughnuts on the floor and says “just what the hell is going on? I cannot help this patient with a jelly doughnut!” The nurse and the anesthesiologist urge the surgeon to continue! Just use more jelly doughnuts! As many as it takes! More, more, more jelly doughnuts goes the mantra!
The surgeon is beside himself! What is their fixation with jelly doughnuts (gun control!)? Have these people no sense? I cannot help this patient (nation) with jelly doughnuts! Do they not understand this? In the background he continues to hear the “more jelly donuts” mantra.
As he waits to get a scalpel to start the procedure, the mantra continues, more jelly doughnuts are offered, and more and more of the patient’s heart dies because he cannot perform the necessary surgery (a focus on mental health, drugs, gangs, poverty, etc.)
More jelly doughnuts! More jelly doughnuts! As more and more people die for lack of real action. More jelly doughnuts indeed…