The recent tragic events in Dallas brought a routine from stand-up comedian Chris Rock to mind.
Chris once said you shouldn’t even try to ban guns – just make bullets insanely expensive so people would have to think really hard about shooting someone.
They can run around like we did in the early ‘80s making rat-tat-tat sounds
There was another gun-related incident in Dallas back in November 22, 1963.
No matter who you think pulled the trigger there’s no doubt President John F. Kennedy was shot and killed on that day.
When you consider what happened to Abraham Lincoln you realise this gun thing has been going on for a really long time in America and is probably as old as the country itself.
We all know some Americans are gun-daft and if you try to suggest they give up their right to bear arms – which is set in stone tablets by US law – they take the hump big time.
I still remember auld Chuck Heston stating people would have to pry his firearm from his “cold, dead hands”.
Now I like a good gunfight as much as anyone – as long as it’s in a film.
You have to admire the past exploits of John Wayne and Clint Eastwood and the slow motion heroics of Bruce Willis and every other action star in the last 30 years as they prove they’re quicker on the draw than scores of baddies.
But when you hear about the real fatal shootings which happen day in, day out in the USA you start hoping the powers that will soon be – whether its the Trumpster or Clinton Cards – will drop that archaic second amendment once and for all.
And if they don’t want to give up their guns then just ban bullets.
They can run around like we did in the early ‘80s making rat-tat-tat sounds.