Here it is again. This time in Connecticut – 26 people, 20 of them young children killed by some idiot who was only powerful because he had a gun. A gun that can kill another person without thought and without consequence. Just days ago, in Oregon, another killer who chose to walk into a mall and just take out two people he didn’t know. Again a gun – this time one he apparently stole but again, an individual who was nothing without the feel of cold steel and mayhem in his hands.
We will again hear the rhetoric and the utter bullshit from the NRA and those staunch believers that it isn’t the gun that kills – it is the person. Tell that to the parents of one of the 1st graders who will not wake up on Christmas morning in a little over a week. Tell that to the spouse of one of the people killed in the mall in Oregon who now gets to face raising a family as a single head of household. Let’s here about the fact that the individual who kills with a gun has something wrong with them and they would kill even without a gun. Nice try – I would submit that without a gun available to the cretin who killed children today in Newtown would not have 27 notches on his belt.
Lest we forget, this is just one more tragedy in a year that has seen this happen more than I think I’ve ever seen it happen before. A quick look back thru the postings I’ve made this year shows me that this is the 3rd or 4th time I’ve commented on this same sort of tragedy. Different day, different place, different number of deaths but at the end of it, people dead because someone had a gun.
Is this time for a debate about gun control? Not really – it is time to actually think and understand what is really important today in society. It is time to move beyond politics. Maybe it is time to think about protecting the rights and lives of the masses rather than focusing so much on the rights of the individual. Of course you diehard NRA dimwits won’t see it. While I wouldn’t wish it on anyone, I’d like to have the conversation with you right after you got the call it was your child, your spouse, your grandchild – someone very important to you was one of the victims. Maybe your cold and selfish heart would open a wee bit and maybe you would look beyond your own need for once. And maybe I would tell you I told you so.
In the meantime, the rest of you who maintain your total anti-gun control stance – take a moment and think about those 25 or so families whose lives will never be the same again because of the power of your lobby. Way to go….