Goddamned Guns – Again!

“And what’s become routine, of course, is the response of those who oppose any kind of common-sense gun legislation,” President Obama said. “Right now, I can imagine the press releases being cranked out. ‘We need more guns,’ they’ll argue. ‘Fewer gun-safety laws.’ Does anybody really believe that?”

I thought that, after what happened in Sandy Hill Elementary School, Connecticut on December 21, 2012, some kind of gun control might actually be enacted. 481566_145675995581913_1982810992_nI was wrong.

There is no debate on guns. There is only fear and hate.

Gun-rights activist Dave Larson, of Bountiful, Utah, carries his AR-15 rifle and a sign which reads, "...From my cold, dead hands" during a "National Day of Resistance" rally at the Utah State Capitol in Salt Lake City, Utah on Saturday, Feb. 23, 2013. Activists said they were were there to show their support for the U.S. Constitution and the 2nd Amendment. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer)

There have been over 85,000 gun deaths since the Sandy Hill shooting in Newtown. 85,000 people. Dead.

How many more hundreds of thousands to come? Lobbyists and legislators have to realize that for a society to survive, the violence must be taken out of the argument. NRA-meme-620x597Don’t they?

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