“If it saves just one life, it will be worth it!”
Obama said that gun control will be worth it if it saves even a single life. Let’s think about that in the context of this Iowa news story from earlier this month.
A medical helicopter flying from Mason City to Emmetsburg, Iowa, crashed in a field late Wednesday, killing all three people on board.
The Mercy Air Med helicopter, affiliated with Mercy Medical Center-North Iowa here, was answering a call when it went down sometime around 9 p.m. CST in a farm field just north of Ventura, Iowa. Pilot Gene Grell, nurse Shelly Lair-Langenbau, and paramedic Russell Piehl died.
Had we had the foresight to ban medical helicopters last year, these three people would still be alive. We would not have saved one life, we would have saved three. Right? Technically, yes. But wrong as policy.
There would certainly be a net loss of lives if quick responding medical helicopter flights were banned. That is obvious. We also know that, even for people who wouldn’t die during ground base ambulance rides, there are benefits to flying in terms of reduced suffering and quicker recovery.
Still, we know for certain that there will be people killed in future helicopter crashes. We accept that. The benefits of life flights make it worth the cost. Nobody would say that banning medical helicopters would be worth it even if it did save the lives of the three Iowans.
Jonah Goldberg elaborates on this fact and gun control in a short, must-read article at NRO.
Anyone can join.
Anyone can contribute.
Anyone can become informed about their world.
"United We Stand" Click Here To Create Your Personal Citizen Journalist Account Today, Be Sure To Invite Your Friends.
Please Help Support BeforeitsNews by trying our Natural Health Products below!
Order by Phone at 888-809-8385 or online at https://mitocopper.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomic.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Order by Phone at 866-388-7003 or online at https://www.herbanomics.com M - F 9am to 5pm EST
Humic & Fulvic Trace Minerals Complex - Nature's most important supplement! Vivid Dreams again!
HNEX HydroNano EXtracellular Water - Improve immune system health and reduce inflammation.
Ultimate Clinical Potency Curcumin - Natural pain relief, reduce inflammation and so much more.
MitoCopper - Bioavailable Copper destroys pathogens and gives you more energy. (See Blood Video)
Oxy Powder - Natural Colon Cleanser! Cleans out toxic buildup with oxygen!
Nascent Iodine - Promotes detoxification, mental focus and thyroid health.
Smart Meter Cover - Reduces Smart Meter radiation by 96%! (See Video).