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QUOTE OF THE DAY: The Good Dog Without a Gun Problem

Blind poet Stephen Kuusisto wrote a Washington Post op-ed about how his guide dog cannot protect him from gun violence.

THE QUOTE

In the Monday essay, Kuusitso described some of the assistance his dog can provide, saying, “guide dogs are remarkable, especially under pressure.”

  • “But no: She cannot protect us from public violence,” he wrote.
  • “I was in mind of this recently when I entered a supermarket for the first time after the horrific mass shooting in Buffalo. As I approached the store, I heard two men arguing in the parking lot. They were wildly angry. Their rage was radiant. I could feel it in the air. This was the first time in my more than 30 years traveling with guide dogs that I felt a dark dread in a public space.”
  • Kuusitso went on to argue, citing the preamble of the Constitution, that the Second Amendment’s protections of gun ownership must be restricted.
  • “If our nation has lost the ability or willingness to promote the general welfare and ensure domestic tranquility, then we have lost public space,” he declared, before returning to his main point for a third time. “My dog cannot protect me from bullets.”

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