Larry Pratt of GOA talks about a good reason to oppose National Health Care from the standpoint of gun rights.Â Â What’s even funnier is that Helmke one ups him:
But Paul Helmke, president of the gun control group Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence, said Pratt has the wrong linkage between gun rights and healthcare.
â€œOne of the burdens on our healthcare system are the 70,000 to 80,000 people that suffer gunshot wounds every year and survive, ending up in wheelchairs, or showing up in emergency rooms without insurance after being shot. There is a connection [between healthcare and gun rights] but itâ€™s not the connection that Larry Pratt is talking about. We as a society are paying a large portion of the cost for this gun violence.â€
Yes, the connection is we’ll end up with gun restrictions because politicians become desparate to control costs, and are willing to listen to anyone with an idea.Â I find that to be much more plausible, and could justify wider restrictions on guns.Â I guess Larry wasn’t thinking big enough, eh Paul?