Never Forget

gun controlIf you have an argument for opposing sensible gun control that is more convincing than the broken bodies of twenty little kids who were counting the days until Christmas, then by all means, let’s hear it. Your precious second amendment, if you actually read it, gives citizens the right to keep and bear arms for the purpose of maintaining a ready militia. At the time this amendment was passed the only arms they knew and could foresee were muzzle loading, black powder, single shot, flint lock smooth bore muskets and pistols. You cannot pass legislation that will ever keep people from going crazy; but you can take the weapons of mass murder out of their hands.

So many times after one of these mass killings we hear opponents of gun control saying with much bravado, “if the victims had been armed they could have stopped the killer.” Are we now going to suggest kindergarten teachers carry weapons or maybe we arm the five year olds? Why is it ok to ban smoking to save lives, to require seat belts when driving and to outlaw drugs and not put some limitation on the kinds of guns people are allowed to have.

Are we now talking about the lives of little children as the price we are willing to pay for an arcane right to keep and bear arms? It’s no wonder the United States is now only the sixteenth most desirable country in which to live. Come on people, take your heads out of your asses and get real.

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Frederick Palmer

Frederick Palmer

Writer, painter, Registered Nurse and teller of tales true and untrue who loves nice people, lives in the woods, had a big heart attack, grew up by a funeral home, plays with dogs, makes music sometimes and likes watching people. Loves creativity and strange ideas.