Trigger Happy

Thursday, December 18th, 2003 at 1031

Today, I have been mostly listening to Tom Paxton – Johnny Got a Gun. It’s not the best song in the world, it’s got no drums for starters which is never a good thing. It does, however, have a message. One that I like lots.

I was moved to post this as my GF was looking at a website regarding “Killing Kids for Votes” and a shift in some US policy that allows 14 year olds to receive the death penalty. She told me, I said “So?” and she looked horrified. A 14 year old murderer is no different to a 30 year old one, except they’re more likely to do it in a tantrum or “paddy” if you will. My girlfriend then argued there’s still time to reform them, to which I replied that there’s no reforming for the dead guy.
There is no justice for the innocent dead, or their families, for that matter.

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