Here we go again, America. It happened again, just yesterday:
So 20 children--innocent, grade school children--were slaughtered, assassinated, in mere moments all that long ago and what did we do? What did America do?
Not a damn thing.
Changed nothing. Zip. Zilch.
In the meantime, between then and now, more shootings, more killings, more assassinations of innocents. College campuses, more children, all kinds. Heck, even a member of the House of Representatives.
And while so many think this is either okay apparently or just not that bad or wrong or repugnant, let's never lose sight of this:
No other civilized, industrialized, educated, First World nation in the world lives or has incidents like this, let alone repeated ones, the way we in our country, here in the US does.
It is shameful. It is irresponsible. It is, in fact, repugnant.
And that we have done nothing, to date, and that we continue to do nothing whatever about this is an obscenity and additional tragedy.
Face it, gun freaks, we're never taking your guns.
We know that. You should know that but the fear helps you whip up more frenzy and gun purchases, doesn't it?
But losing more and more of your fellow Americans--innocents, in this case, police officers--concerns you not a whit?
Work with us, for Christ's sake, for anything and everything that's good, work with us. For the good of America and for the safety of most Americans, let's reign in the weapons just a bit. There's only three things we really need to do. They are:
1) Do a background check on ALL for-profit purchases, including gun shows, for criminal history;
2) Do the same for mental stability and finally,
3) Put a top limit, per clip of 10 shots to any and all weapons, nationwide, starting now. You'd still have your weapons and we'd have a smidgen of restraint.
It's not complicated. It's very possible. They'd be effective, they'd be helpful and they'd be productive.
They'd be for the good of the nation and for the people.
Lots of data here: Homicide | Harvard Injury Control Research Center