Reflecting upon mortality… part 7…

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I know I said in an earlier post that you should shoot death in the face when he comes for you. I don’t actually own a gun. When are we going to have a serious gun debate? The gun owners always say we can’t talk about it after a mass shooting… which I guess means we can never talk about it.

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4 Responses to Reflecting upon mortality… part 7…

  1. When it comes to the firearms issue, I’m very much a moderate. Yes, people have the right to defend themselves and their loved ones with whatever means necessary. But gun ownership has some heavy responsibilities. Of course, if the number of firearms in any given society was equal to the level of safety, the U.S. would be the safest place on Earth. And we’re not! We have the highest murder and suicide rates via firearms than any other country on the planet. Mass murders, along with serial killings and spree killings, are a uniquely American phenomenon – one that shouldn’t make anyone proud.

    Personally, I believe the right to free speech, the right to vote and the right to own firearms for self-protection – in that order! – are critical. If someone shoots first and asks questions later, they’re an idiot and extremely dangerous. I don’t know what the proper solution should be, but some gun enthusiasts keep forgetting the “well regulated” part of the Second Amendment. They also seem to forget why the First Amendment is…well, first in the Constitution!

    • I don’t like that some people equate any gun laws at all with a plan to take away guns. I like guns. I like shooting them, I just don’t own one. But letting people with mental issues buy guns, or being able to convert weapons to full auto. We have to be able to draw the line somewhere.

  2. I so agree, and feel so helpless when despite the fact that we have so many passionate people working on the issue for so, so many years who have yet been unable to make the progress we need. What will it take to make a difference?

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