Sunday, April 7, 2013

Gun Control; Caught in the Middle

The Innocents 

There is a lot of debate lately about what kind of gun control there should be.  Mostly  this has erupted because of the horrific murders at Sandy Hook Elementary, in Newtown, CT.   Murdered six year olds.   As an independent I must first express my disgust at the usual political nonsense that each party puts us through as they posture themselves "against" each other rather than "for" a solution.   Second, I am  disgusted that the NRA has so much power that any talk of common sense adjustments to gun law is eradicated by them and their lap dogs that inhabit Congress.  Third, the right to bear arms was not intended to enable all Americans to be capable of warding off an invading army.  It's meant for hunting, and for self defense.   The idea that we should all be capable of mowing down a line of rebel marines approaching our home with the intent of turning each of us into socialists is ludicrous.  This lack of common sense is what we get when our government is being led by politicians who are all for sale to the highest bidder;  the lame-brained opinions of the political extremes.

To those who buy the arguments of the National Rifle Association.  Those that oppose moving forward and establishing common-sense solutions to "out of control" gun violence simply because they're so worried at the very hint, at a scintilla of control over their ability to buy whatever gun and ammunition accessory they desire,  do so at the detriment of more murdered innocents- be they 6 year olds or 60 year olds.   They are an embarrassment to our nation as the world looks and and wonders what has become of America where even murdered 6 year olds cannot motivate its leadership to action.  Shame on them and their narrow simple minds.

In My Humble Opinion.


SimeonParesky said...

Dear Chuck,
Fantastic commentary I must say!

What's interesting now, is that we are SLOWLY seeing bi-partisan agreement on background checks:

Senators Joe Manchin (D-W. Virginia) and Patrick Toomey (R-Pennsylvania) REACHED A DEAL ON GUN CHECKS! Both are considered to be conservative lawmakers, so when we see traditional politicians emerge into the lime-light, there is def. a sense of optimism, I think.

I believe the NRA will still have a lot of power in its continuous establishment of gun-rights; this will always be a struggle, especially when the HOUSE is run by Republicans. I hope they follow Toomey's leadership.

I would like to share this uplifting and righteous blog post of yours on the VERY new Facebook magazine page 'SILK FIELDS'; the page is supported by international interest! thank you!

Anonymous said...

Well said, Chuck. The NRA runs on a rhetoric of fear that the government will take away rights that we, as you stated, never really had to begin with. I really love this SNL video about how the founding fathers intended our “right to bear arms” to be interpreted ( I do worry about the discourse surrounding the normalization of hunting (and the lack of consideration the implications of violence), especially when my cousin takes her 4 and 3 year old children out hunting. The self-defense issue is much harder to grapple with, but the simple facts are that 1. Background checks need to be much more intense and 2. There is no need for every day citizens to have heavy weaponry hiding in their cabinets. Also, I really appreciate that you are discussing this issue (the ethics of it, not just the politics) 4 months on. I can remember thinking in December, “Everyone will forget about this, stop talking about it, and be utterly shocked and disturbed when it happens again.” So thank you for continuing this discussion on you blog.

Marshall in the Middle said...

Thanks for your comments, it is always much appreciated !