The United States has a crisis on its hands. And blood. So much blood. Common sense gun control laws are needed desperately, but instead the US Constitution is being used to harm the most vulnerable of its citizens. It has been crumpled and twisted and tied like a blindfold over the eyes of those who’d rather be blind and believe in the fantasy of blind justice than face the truth that their country is in crisis.
There have been 18 school shootings in the US this year. It is February.
It’s not even the end of February. We are smack dab in the middle of the shortest month.
An AR-15 assault rifle. (Please put aside the argument that AR does not stand for assault rifle. That it refers to a manufacturer. It is an assault weapon. Period.)
How many more CHILDREN have to die?! How many more politicians have to stand up and say “something” has to change only to DO nothing? How many more families have to be fractured, traumatized, and permanently damaged? What will it take?
When Sandy Hook happened we all thought; this is it. This is the straw breaking the camel’s back. Finally something will be done; but nothing was done. Nothing. So many people lost any hope they had after that. I am a firm believer in hope. Hope is sometimes the only thing we have (and indeed in that case it was). Did all those babies die for nothing? How can no one care enough to stop it?
I am sure Trump will have something encouraging to say.
Wait. No. No he won’t.
17 children are dead. On Valentine’s Day, no less. Countless people are forever changed by this “incident”. Violence affects everyone and trauma lasts a lifetime.
There are terrorists in America alright. They are homegrown and funded heavily by the NRA.
You can not get on a damn plane with a bottle of water! There is NO freedom in this world anymore. Freedoms have been pecked away bit by bit by bit since the early 2000s.
Yet the idea of arming as many people as possible with whatever weapon they happen to choose seems like a good idea? Why on earth is this the freedom that gets all the attention? Quick fact: more Americans have been killed by guns since 1968 than in all US wars – combined. Think about that. Yet, a person can still buy, own, and walk into a school with an AR-15 and murder 17 children.
Americans are free because of their gun laws, they are inextricably chained to a horrific truth; that guns mean more than their children’s lives. True freedom will come when America unchains itself from the greedy NRA and the politicians that accept money from them.
STOP defending the right to kill each other. Figure this out. Please.