Monday, April 15, 2013
On America, bombs, guns and tragedies
Face it. Let's face it, America has had it.
We've had it with tragedies.
We've had it with innocents being killed. And hurt. And maimed.
We've had it with Tuscon, Arizonas and Aurora, Colorados and Oklahoma City, Oklahomas and Newtown, Connecticuts and now, with Boston, Massachussetts.
We're reaching the ends of our ropes of patience, I think. We've had it with senseless, cowardly and/or insane attacks on innocents of whatever source and by whatever tool.
Doesn't that seem true?
This isn't emotionalism, either, far from it.
It's why, even though today was bombs in Boston, this will effect American's attitudes toward what we want for our nation. That's one more reason the time may have come, begun with Newtown, finally, to do something about, yes, mental health background checks but also background checks for criminal history and then closing the gun show loopholes and waiting periods for weapons purchases and finally, a true, strong but simple ban on assault weapons.
Weapons of war don't belong in societies.
"It is no longer a choice, my friends, between violence and nonviolence. It is either nonviolence or nonexistence." --Reverend Martin Luther King, Jr.