Something To Think About This Weekend...
Another shooting and whether or not it is workplace violence or it ends up being a terrorist attack it is another in what seems to be a never ending chain of: more guns, more bullets, more death.
First let me say that I do not want anyone to take away anyone's guns.
I do not oppose
people having guns.
But here is where we might differ;
I don't think there is any conceivable reason for anyone other than those in the military
to have or need automatic weapons and bulk ammunition clips.
I think that there is every reason to have mandatory
background checks for anyone trying
to purchase a gun of any kind, anywhere and if you have nothing to hide or are not committing
or planning to commit a crime you should not have a problem with them either.
It seems the more this happens the more we all dig in our heels and say no even before anyone has asked a question. No matter, we must find an answer...
Maybe there should be a limit per house hold on the number
of guns you can have at one time. If you're not planning to arm a militia or go on a
shooting spree do you really need more than
one or two guns?
Perhaps we could put a tax on ammunition $ 1000.00 per bullet. That might cut down on the number of shootings...
Maybe a gun tax. We pay taxes on our cars why not guns? Of course we have to register and licence our cars and we have to have and renew a drivers license...hu-m-m-m.
If we were to cut the number of fire arms we have in this
country in half we would still have more guns than anyone else.
I keep hearing with each new shooting with loved
ones lost and others traumatized for the rest of their lives, that the answer
to this whole problem is just to have more guns.
With each addition to the body count I would ask you
when will there be enough guns?
Will there be anyone left alive to answer that question?
Too much of anything
is a bad idea...too much to drink, too much sun, too much to eat, too much exercise... ( or if you are so inclined; too many laws, too many immigrants, too much government... )
Why is it so hard to just admit we have an abundance of guns, and the consequences are more deadly than any
terrorist attack we could ever imagine.
Truly reasonable people can have a disagreement
about guns, abortion, the role of government and all the other topics that
divide us, but while we are arguing about who is right and who is wrong and while we repeat
all the talking points we have heard and agree with, people are dying and if we are not careful it will destroy us all.
With all these guns we have accumulated and all the common sense
regulations that we have not put into place (congress just struck down a bill that would have made it illegal for those on The Terrorist Watch List to purchase a gun, really?) http://www.nydailynews.com/news/politics/senate-gop-votes-terrorist-gun-bill-article-1.2454448 we seem stuck in an endless loop of violence.
We seem to be more concerned
about our position on the issue and how to make the case that our way is the right way rather than on the thousands of our citizens;
men, women and children who are dying every day due to guns.
I feel I must repeat an important aspect to what I am saying here; I don't hate guns! I don't think there should be no guns. You like guns? Great have one or two but please let's live in a country where you have them and their abundance does not take away my rights.. my right to go to a movie theater or shopping mall or send my kids off to school without worrying about someone with guns and buckets of ammo shooting up the place.
I refuse to believe that we simply can not have a civilized discussion about this issue. Compromise is not a dirty word. Our country was founded on compromise.
If we stand around and do nothing but argue then that is our shame and for this we will be held
Have a wonderful weekend,
Noodle and crew
The following is a link to where the presidential candidates stand on gun control; http://www.rollingstone.com/politics/news/gun-control-where-each-of-the-presidential-candidates-stands-20150618