by Yvette Carnell
That makes sense. What doesn’t make sense is the answer Sharpton gave to a caller who asked, “What happens when the criminal goes to knives, Al?”
“Then you deal with knives,” Sharpton pointedly replied. “The same thing as if you have a head cold and the same thing you do if you have a head cold and the cold is gone and you have a headache. Then you take headache medicine. The job of society is to deal with whatever problem confronts it.”
What is bothersome about this argument is the assumption that you can deal with society’s problem solely through legislation. Legislation is a part of it, and I’m all in favor of sensible gun control laws, but there is a societal, maybe even a cultural problem, in America. You’d think that a Reverend would be able to get to the crux of this deficit, but based on Sharpton’s comments, that doesn’t seem likely.