First off let me nip the NRA crowd's fav meme in the bud. Guns dont kill people, people kill people.....with guns! Now i dont give a tinkers damn how many times we will hear someone say "what about cars " or "what about knives." Gonna stop you right there. I wont be around to halt false equivalence or straw men or deflection or blame shifting. Its all a lie. And I'm not here as sime "flaming liberal socialist" intent on eliminating the second amendment. So 86 that concern troll crap right now. Here's my observation on it, take it or leave it. It is patently obvious that we cannot realisticslly forsee and control the actions of people, be they stupid, sick, or insane. Life is not guaranteed in this word dispite the church dogma about it. Safety and security are not either. So there will always be some nutball who kills people. The powerful might of the nra (ostensibly the sales marketing arm of the civilian arms industry) have a vested interest in fomenting and perpetuating an atmosphere of hate and fear to drive sales. Consequently, these gerrymandered GOP legislators are ideologically driven to resist any form of change. But we all know that already. The point is this...if we cannot realistically control the person, and will not control the gun, then we are willingly allowing an uncontrolable deadly weapon to exist here. I find it more apalling than ironic that the right uses this very logic to keep a continuing set of wars on deck. We simply MUST go to wsr because we cannot allow uncontrolable people to have deadly uncontrolanle weapons. So we spend billions and kill thpusands to stop the killing elsewhere. Yet in the midst of all that prevention, we are forced to ignire the fact that we are not addressing deadly uncontollable weapons here at home. This smacks of either faulty logic or outright lies. There will alwsys be the home safety argument made. There will always be some anecdote about a crime foiled by a gun owner. The fact remains that statistically, crime prevention from citizen gun carriers pales in comparison to the statistics which show a propensity for more death due to gun poliferation. I mafe a comment about mass knife murderers and of course the gun lovers found a list of several incedents in Japan to bolster their argument. But that rationale is false. There is a vast difference between a statistical anomoly of knive massacres, and the statistical constancy of gun massacres. That compare/contrast trick willnot work for the suvivors of these tragedies. Im not suggesting ways to solve the problem, I'm just trying to keep the idea behind meaningful and needed and wanted changes to be talked about if nothing else. More concern trolls will say " not right now". But lets face it...there is never a "now " for those folks. Never. They dont even want us talking about talking about it. I'm furious that we "can't"even talk about talking about it. Screw that. Nobody is gonna take your guns away. so dont cime here with your obama paranoia, so take your anxiety meds and go lay down. Likewise, you can keep your fast and furious conspiracy lies to yourself as they have been debunked as nothing but lies. Meaningful, acceptable, practical, and appropriate measures can take place only if the right is not allowed to continue misrepresenting (lying) about the nature and intent and guided contol over guns. But just as in other areas like health and taxes and the environment and the economy, the misnomered right is once again wrong. And no spin (lies) will change that. Finally...to carry a bible in one hand and a gun in the other is an oxymoron. Oops...here comes the WWII Hitler tags about fighting evil. Well a sick kid who cant get help because some bean counting scrooge cuts health care funding for mental health shouldnt have better access to an uncontrolably deadly weapon than to some psych drugs n counseling. Theres my opinion, take it or leave it. Just know that a vast number of stalwart americans believe in changing the status quo even if it means pissing off the NRA.
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