Sunday, September 26, 2010
Guns Kill People
While in college, I wrote one paper that I truly felt good about. The topic was the NRA (National Rifle Association). What I found out was amazing. This organization had virtually every member of Congress afraid of them. That's because they had huge membership that impacted almost any ones re-election hopes. Best yet, they were unregulated because they weren't registered as lobby, but as an educational institution. What a bunch of bull shit. By the way, that paper was written in 1967 and nothing much has changed.
Today we have people shooting cops or abortion doctors in church. You can buy a gun at a gun show and go on a rampage at your college killing students you don't even know. Worst yet is the number of children and teens kill by gun fire every year. One child is killed every three hours, or about 50 a week - over 3000 per year. What a horrific waste. Meanwhile the NRA will try to convince you that guns don't kill people, people kill people. Tell that to the 80 adults who are murdered by gun fire each day.
Yes, I am aware there's a thing called the second amendment. I am also aware that it has been lied about so much, that even rational people think it's an absolute right. Well it is, if you listen to the Robert's Supreme Court. But, that wasn't always the case. Previous courts believed the right was reserved for those people serving in well regulated malitia - like the police and military. Regardless, I am sick of guns that have no purpose but to kill people.
When I am King, I will out law bullets for hand guns and semi-automatic weapons . You can have all the guns you want, but if you have one bullet your sorry ass is going to jail. In the mean time, please check out The Brady Campaign to Prevent Gun Violence.