The title of this article is steeped with sarcasm. But it is used to illustrate the absurdity that gun controllers like to levy upon guns by applying it elsewhere. In case you haven’t heard, this past Saturday night in Canandaigua, NY, professional racecar driver, Tony Stewart, ran over and killed a fellow driver who got out of his vehicle and tried to confront Stewart while the race was still on.
First and foremost, dumb idea. Even under a caution flag, these cars were whizzing around the dirt track at speeds of 55+ mph. And while my sympathies go out to the family of Kevin Ward Jr. willingly placing yourself in harms way in order to pick a fight is not really the safest thing to do.
With that being said, as you can see in the following video, it is unclear whether Stewart actually swerved INTO Ward as he was passing by. I do not believe for a moment that Stewart’s intent was to murder Ward, but the video evidence leaves the question open of whether Stewart wanted to brush back Ward.
If that is the case, then that too is a stupid move on Stewart’s part and he may very well have to pay the price for that.
Here is the amateur video of the incident:
Now, Ward’s intention seemed clear. He was going to jump in front of a car in order to have it stop and then have “words” with Stewart. He just didn’t realize that Stewart had no intention of stopping. Whether Stewart put an exclamation point on that by trying to get especially close to Ward and causing a tragedy is up for conjecture.
My point is, that this was tragedy. And people are going to view it as a tragedy. But few if any are going to come out in force and demand that race car driving be abolished. These suped up rides are the automotive equivalent of machine guns that serve no purpose of transportation. I mean, that’s what cars are for right? For years the argument from the gun grabbers is that all you need is ol pappy’s shotgun to hunt deer with and all the other guns are unnecessary. How necessary are cars that triple most speed limits and can’t even be driven on the road to begin with?
Just another example of the hypocrisy of the gun hating zealots who care about control and nothing at all about actual safety.
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