You shouldn't have to Sell your Soul
In Black & White
They really, really ought to know
Shout, Shout, Let it all Out
These are the Things I can Do Without
Come on, I'm talking to you, Come on
Another monstrous, murderous Gun Rampage. This time at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. How many more? How much more unrestricted Gun Violence must we be subjected to in order to satisfy the whims of insane Gun Nuts? How many Children must we sacrifice on the Altar of the Holy Second Amendment?
Gun Control is needed in this Nation and we will never, ever have it. Because the moment you speak of Gun Control the insane Wayne LaPierre, Glenn Beck, Faux News imbeciles or the Gun Nuts appear to declare, 'See! President Obama is about to institute the Homosexual Agenda 21 small arms treaty and have ACORN workers march in the New Black Panther Party to steal White People's guns!'
The Murderous Rampage in Newtown, CT is so different and so similar to the recent NFL player murder/suicide, the Florida murder of Jordan Davis by the limp dicked white knight or the dozen other Gun Rampages this year.
20 children and 6 adults murdered. These families are irrevocably destroyed for ALL TIME. They will never enjoy another christmas. And the ripples of damage will inexorably radiate outwards and hurt and harm their lives in future in so many seemingly small but in every respect enormous ways. ways.
Where was god in all of this? Christian Apologists proclaim god was off having a pout tantrum because we've "removed him from schools".
After each new tragedy a cohort of rabid fanatics demand silence! It's too Soon! Now is not the time to talk about Gun Violence! Now isn't the time to go off half-cocked! Now is actually the time to make Guns more accessible!
Now is, in fact, far too late to address this. As New York Congresswoman Carolyn McCarthy, herself a tragic victim of the Gun Nuts campaign of unrestricted Gun Violence stated,
"I agree, now is not the time to talk about gun laws – the time for that conversation was long before all those kids in Connecticut died today."
The Gun Nuts speak as though there are too many guns to do anything about in the same way there are too many bacterium for a surgeon to worry about so why should he wash his hands.
The Gun Nuts act and demand you resign yourself to these outrages the way you do towards the weather. You can't do anything about it so sit back and accept it. These aren't Tragedies, these are horrible crimes. And a working Government can and must do something to avert crimes.
A Well Regulated Militia...
We have no regulations. Just prior to this killing Illinois suffered a "Judicial Defeat" of it's concealed carry ban. And the Michigan Republicans, in their continuing anti-Democratic end around the Will of Michigan Voters, have pushed through ALEC sponsored legislation to open up Michigan schools, churches and bars for concealed carry. Gun Nuts have worked tirelessly to chop down all gun laws through a coordinated campaign. The Gun Nuts efforts show that Guns are more precious to them than people's lives.
At a minimum we need Registration and Licensing of every gun and gun owner. A limitation on what magazines and weapon types which can be owned by a private citizen. A background check with local law enforcement and a Federal Database for every gun purchase.
But, that's not nearly enough. The killer in Connecticut apparently didn't buy the weapons. He wasn't diagnosed or had a police record.
The only reasons to have an AR-15 with a drum magazine or a Heckler & Koch SP89 is if you truly believe you'll have to fight off the UN Blue Helmet invasion or the Zombie Apocalypse. But, again a tiny cadre of fanatics have made any discussion on limitations a Casus Beli.
Remove the indemnity gun manufacturers and sellers have against law suits. Every family destroyed by this should sue Glock and Sig Sauer. Anytime a gun is used in the commission of a crime the Manufacturer should be potentially liable. And if those companies are put out of business they have only themselves to blame. Gun makers and sellers enjoy the profits of selling weapons make them responsible for the carnage that flows from their trade, until they begin to police the proliferation of their product.