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He can discharge four arrows in the time of charging and discharging one bullet . . His object is not taken from his view by the smoke of his own side. . ” —Works of Benjamin Franklin, by Jared Sparks (Boston 1839), vol. 8, p. 171 To prepare specifically for the victims’ group meeting with Levy, and in general for his advocacy work ahead, Tom decided to research the current state of gun laws. What sort of law should he push for? As quixotic as the idea sounded, he wondered if he should start a movement to repeal the Second Amendment.
At this point, even suing tobacco makers was considered far-fetched, greedy. But if the answer was in the courts, where Tom felt most comfortable, then he was better prepared than most to find how to make the courts solve the gun problem. 26 Lawyers, Guns, and Money This was his new purpose, the reason he and Rosemary believed Tom had been spared. At first he was possessed only of a vague sense of injustice. He was facing an amorphous beast: There were too many guns on America’s streets, guns that were too powerful and that found their way into the wrong hands too quickly and too easily.
That means in America seventy people per million would be murdered with a gun while in Japan it would only be six. 20 The reason this shooting got so much attention was that it happened to white suburban commuters in what was supposed to be a safe community in Long Island. The suburbs of Nassau County are just the sort of place where, after a mass killing, people say that they never thought it could happen here. Long Island is literally an island, which includes the New York City boroughs of Brooklyn and Queens and then suburbs beyond them to the east.