SOMETHING TO THINK ABOUT THIS WEEKEND.....
In the wake of this last mass shooting I feel the need to say a few things so here goes;
I am a very open minded kitty cat. Just because I don't have a gun doesn't mean I don't support your right to have one. But here's what I don't understand...why does anyone need more than one and why does anyone need an automatic weapon ( the key word here being WEAPON )?
I think this is where a lot of people part ways in the gun debate. There is no use for an AK47 except to kill people, period! It feels like we have gotten to the point where " I want this rocket launcher just because I want it" is what some are labeling freedom.
If there is a case to be made that you have a constitutional right to carry your automatic weapon into the local Starbucks because to not let you would infringe upon your freedom somehow, then there is also a case to be made that I should be able to go to the local Starbucks without having guns bumping my chair and scaring my kids. It seems that freedom is a relative term to some and they are happy to throw it about when it suits them but please don't forget freedom is for EVERYONE.
The NRA tries to make the case that the answer to all the gun violence is to have more guns. Give them to teachers and preachers and judges and why not give them to people on juries ( just in case while deliberating you don't agree with me ) but if we are going to do that we need to give them to the lawyers and prosecutors and then what about the defendants rights? Better give them one too, what could possibly go wrong?
Look, I'm not naive we will never have a gun free society ( although if you look at England and Australia and other countries they seem to be managing just fine without them ) but maybe we should think about the old adage " everything in moderation ", I think that there are more people who would like to see less of a gun presence in this country than there are those who feel they need to arm themselves to the teeth... but then that's just my opinion and I'm just a cat.
One more thing, no matter what your point of view on guns...it is NOT OK to try to intimidate people while holding a gun! That's not freedom or anything to do with the second amendment. That's just plain being a bully!
Thanks for listening,
Noodle and crew