Friday, December 14, 2012

Beyond Shattered

I have tried time and time again to be reasonable with members of the NRA's radical stance on no gun control.  I have tried to put their "hat" on and figure out how they feel, but I am done!  Done!  There is no reason for any guns that are meant for anything other than hunting or home protection.  If the NRA were a more compromising political body, maybe we wouldn't be pushing back so hard, but it's time.  

This is one of the most heart wrenching stories of violence.  Kindergartners!!!  What sense does that make?  We are parents or aunts and uncles or brothers and sisters.  This story in Newtown, CT is among the worst.  When these horrific acts of gun violence happen, we all feel the tragedy, we all want to take the guns away or hold onto the guns tighter. We have to come to terms to the violence.  I am sick of the saying, "guns don't kill people, people kill people."  Bullshit!  If everyone who purchased guns had a complete psychological examination, maybe that would be true, but when you can rip off 60 rounds of guns in seconds...guns kill people!  It's time.

In my heart of hearts, our Forefathers had no idea how the 2nd Amendment would be twisted and misconstrued.  Times were quite different.  Guns were different.  Our Forefathers wanted families and men to protect themselves from the English, the French, the Indians; anyone that would threaten their family and property. If they were alive today, I have no doubt that they would revise the "right to bear arms."  No doubt.  

My heart aches for the 26 dead, 18 of those children.  Hug the people you love just a little bit closer.  

My mind is a sea of anguish. I had to write something. We have to do something.

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