Friday, December 14, 2012

There is a disconnect when it comes to guns in America

Every one of my positions cuts - out half the country. I'm pro-choice, I'm pro-gay rights, I'm pro-immigration, I'm against guns, I believe in Darwin.
~Michael Bloomberg

Thanks to Adam Lanza, 20, of New Jersey who went on a murderous rampage in an elementary school in Newtown Connecticut killing children and teachers, the NRA ranks will again swell and gun stores will have a bumper crop in gun sales.  Following the movie theater shooting in Colorado there was an up surge in gun sales and I am sure we will see it again following the elementary school shooting in Connecticut.  The NRA defends the right of every red blooded American to own guns, no matter how irrational that is.  The bigger the caliber the better. Every American has a right according to the NRA to own as many guns as he can afford.
There is a disconnect when it comes to guns in America, and we need a new national dialogue on gun ownership.  Who really needs guns?  Of course we recognize that law enforcement and military need them.  After that if no one else had guns maybe and just maybe these senseless mass killings wouldn't happen,  Oops, forgot if you take away guns from HONEST CITIZENS then only the criminals will have guns.  NO, that is an old argument that is full of crap.  If we eliminate guns in society the criminal's guns will dry up also.  Most criminals don't march into a school, movie theater or a diner and open fire on everybody in there.  It is the seething, law abiding, citizen who finally goes nuts at some perceived bullshit that does this.  It is the guy who's second amendment right's are protected by the NRA that does it. 
Think of all the people you know or are related too who have never had a criminal past and could go out and buy guns.  Do you think they are all stable.  Would you like to see them all with guns.  We need to rethink the second amendment and it's interpretation.  Maybe the phrase " a well regulated militia..." means the military, not Joe crazy next door.





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