The testimony today of Gabriel Giffords at The Senate Judiciary Committee hearings on gun violence was highly emotional. However, highly emotional will not solve our gun violence problem. Furthermore the use of Ms. Giffords as some sort of visual aid borders on the obscene.
To Gabriel and her handlers: Yes, "we must do something"! First let's properly identify the problem and then let's formulate a solution that will actually ameliorate it. Tear jerking *testimonies* and knee jerk *remedies* are not the answer.
. . . And no, I'm not heartless . . . I'm just an equal opportunity misanthrope in search of some sanity.