...our nation's heart is bleeding. End of story.
Vehicle-related deaths in this country are far more prevalent than are gun-related deaths. Chevrolets and Volvos don't kill people. Far more people die in this country from smoking and cholesterol. Spoons don't make people fat, and spoons don't kill people either.
I haven't owned a gun for the last 20 years, and don't personally see the need for one myself personally. That said, I do believe in the second amendment and in the interpretation that law abiding citizens should have the right to keep and bear arms. You never hear about shootings at firing ranges and guns shows -- places where there are guns in the most concentrated degree possible. Why is that?
We have created a society that allows the most violent movies and video games imaginable. Violence has been glorified, while at the same time we have taken God out of our schools. We support abortion as a "right", yet fight for the lives of baby seals and the whales. Every action we have taken as a society in the last 30 years has been that of devaluing human life. The average person under the age of 20 has probably seen 10,000 deaths on TV or in the movies. And each year the scenes get more gory as the level of desensitization increases.
Guns are not the problem. They are merely a sympton of what we have been spoonfeeding the youth of this country for the last 30 years. Have you noticed that its not the older generations that are doing all of this violence? It is our younger generation that has been largely raised to not respect human life.
all these high profile mass deaths performed by children raised during the period when God left our schools, abortion became a convenience, whales and seals became more important than our own unborn, and movies like Terminator and the Matrix became our preferred entertainment genre. And what of the family unit that is the very foundation of society meant to guard against these views? No longer defined as between a man and a woman. For that matter no longer encouraged as we have "marriage penatlies" in our tax code. And our kids can get their own abortions in some places without having to notify parents.
Gun laws? What, like Mao Tse Tung, or Pol Pot, or Hilter or Lenin put into place? The first sign that a people are about to lose their freedom and become part of a dictatorship are when the guns are taken away from the general citizenship. Happens EVERY SINGLE time. I support the second amendment even though I do not own a single gun.