Another Shooting

So, here in the U.S. we have had another mass shooting. I’m from Connecticut where we were “lucky” enough to have suffered through the Sandy Hook School shooting. Along with all the images, rhetoric, etc. we have also had to deal with the people who claim it was staged. What lovely folk they are. The time, effort and money that has gone into that little lie is tremendous. Imagine the good all that energy could have accomplished if used for a positive reason.

Positivity is a massive thing. I’m positive that when the founders actually wrote the Constitution, they were not giving anyone the right to walk around and kill other people. If you listen to the NRA though, you would think that was the “right” that was granted. In its entirety, the second amendment reads as such:

“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

https://www.law.cornell.edu/wex/second_amendment

While I was in college I wrote a research paper on the Second Amendment. Read in its entirety, the amendment gives one the right to own arms with the express purpose of being in a Militia. However, since the gun lobby has many dollars to spend on the buying of Politicians, a small minority of American citizens have been able to secure that guns are sold in this country in amazing amounts. The interesting thing about all the gun sales is that fewer and fewer Americans are buying guns.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/josh-sugarmann/fewer-and-fewer-americans_b_7382326.html

Which brings us to another point, if fewer people are buying guns, but gun sales are up, that means that the people who do have guns now own multiple guns. As I’ve said before, how “lucky” for the rest of us.

As the rest of the world looks on in awe, we allow a few people to dictate policies that have put the rest of us in extreme danger. Can we go to the movie theater, the playground, the mall, church, watch t.v., or send our children to school without fearing for our safety? The danger is real, the fear is real. When will it end?

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