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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.

3 comments:

Anonymous said...

Interesting that you tossed all these mass shootings in with Boston. You left out9 /11. Im guessing you are holding out hope that the Boston thing will be blamed on a right wing nut job. It's looking like a Saudi on a student visa did it. I find it repugnant that you would use todays tragedy to bloviate on your liberal agenda.

Mo Rage said...

Anyone, anyone who would say that they know who was responsible for today's Boston's bombing--unless they're on the Boston PD or in the FBI on the scene--doesn't know what they're talking about.

And I expected this type response.

Thanks. You didn't let me down.

As for my "Liberal agenda"--yeah, I'm all for people being alive and healthy and happy.

Sick and twisted, isn't it?

Byron said...

Give 'em hell, Kevin. Funny how the left wing is supposed to be Communists & Socialists, but don't commit acts of terrorism, while the right wing is supposed to be the Grand Old Party & the Tea Party (you know, the real patriots), but they hate their fellow countrymen & commit acts of terror against us.