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Guns don't kill people. Bullets do

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Guns don't kill people. Bullets do

I'm as pro-gun as the next guy, and ... oh, wait, no, I'm not.

I think guns kill people. Lots of people.

I can, however, see a bit of synergy with the Tea Party Movement agenda in Republican Gov. Brewer's decision to sign a bill permitting Arizonans to carry concealed weapons without permits.

The synergy is this: in the ideal Rove-Cheneyan universe, citizens will all be armed, and as a result there will be no need for cities and towns to maintain costly police forces (which require funding through payment of taxes).

In the Rove-Cheneyan universe, we'll be able to settle things the old-fashioned way, at high noon in the middle of the street, or the even more old-fashioned way, at midnight, with a shot in the back, aimed from the shadows.

The old skool crowd may, of course, continue to prefer fully automatic weaponry that's too large to be concealed in anything but a golf bag.

Roberto De Vido is a communications consultant, writer, cartoonist and jack of many trades. The former chief of Tucson Sentinel’s East Asia Bureau, he now lives in California (make of that what you will).

“Ladies’ gun, sir.”

— Major Boothroyd, to M, on James Bond's choice of a Beretta 418

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