Apologies in advance for this rant, but here it is. I wrote it in response to the tragedy of 20 K through 4th grade children being shot and six adults killed by a lone gunman today at their school in Connecticut.
I’m really ashamed to be an American today. I’m fed up with the NRA and all the ignorant people who support them. I’m fed up with it being politically incorrect in the U.S. to say that you hate guns and you hate the NRA because you might offend some asshole who likes to hunt, and because he or she likes to hunt and is stuck in the year 1791 he/she thinks all Americans should have access to guns “because it’s their right.”
Those days are over.
It’s not 1791 any longer.
Did you know that in the U.S., even if you have a documented history of mental illness you can get a gun? Its easier to get a gun in this country than it is to get help for mental illness.
Screw the NRA, the politicians who pander to gun-rights lobbyists, and all the people who DARE blather on about how the right to bear arms is in the flipping constitution. Children have a right to live. Parents have a right to see their children grow up. Teachers have a right to go to work and expect that they will come home again, alive.
Or is it?
Columbine was enough and that was 13 years ago.
We did nothing. Laws have not changed. Americans still love their guns.
GUNS are STUPID and EVIL. All guns. You want to hunt? Go bow-hunting, for fuck’s sake.BAN ALL GUNS. And shut up about the 2nd amendment, which needs to be amended.
Am I not being realistic? Then at the VERY LEAST: reinstate the assault weapons ban, ban high-capacity ammunition magazines, institute criminal background checks on gun buyers, and run efficient instant background checks that flag people with histories of mental illness.
Children have the right to live.
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