Sunday, December 30, 2012

Zero Defects and Sandy Hook

The idea of zero defects in manufacturing is attributed to Philip Crosby, who penned the book Absolutes of Quality Management.  The idea has been implemented by many manufacturers over the years, including Ford Motor Company.  While the idea of zero defects, and quality control, have merit in the world of manufacturing, in practice, zero defects in manufacturing are unattainable, as the search term zero defects+Ford Motor Company illustrates.

The idea of zero defects, and humans’ inability to achieve zero defects, is what came to mind today when I read the following words of Obama outlining his desire for more restrictive gun control during his appearance on Meet The Press.

“I’m going to be making an argument to the American people about why this is important and why we have to do everything we can to make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”

Unfortunately Obama, like most gun control advocates, does not seem to comprehend that it is not guns that are the problem, nor that more restrictions on guns will in no way “make sure that something like what happened at Sandy Hook Elementary does not happen again.”  It is a zero defect dream.  It is not a gun problem.

Quote obtained from a The Hill blog post titled Obama hopes to enact new gun-control measures in 2013.

Posted by John Venlet on 12/30 at 01:52 PM
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