posted on Dec, 15 2012 @ 09:16 AM
On a personal level, this post is not a good time to be read, as there are people and even a nation grieving right now over the current tragedy.
But it have to be written, because emotions are over-wrought now, and to base decisions upon emotions will only get us into deep trouble, the way Bush
did after 911 with the support of nearly all americans, rushed headlong into a war without clear mind and suffering so much, so much as a result.
One of the reasons why America remained strong and vibrant for 200+ years is the 2nd amendment.
The founding fathers had great foresight by studying scrupulously on history, learnt from it and thus the insistance for the 2nd amendment.
Throughout the course of human civilisation, we had seen thousands of empire rose and fell. Much of that came from violence, through an armed military
led by men whom were willing to kill to achieve their aims, upon unarmed population whom cowered in fear and allowed them to rule, and be forced into
their laws and subjugation.
However, if the population was armed, the military force of an ambitious ruler wannabe which will be small compared to the masses, will be no match to
seize the throne.
Similarly, after the civil war, America had seen no more tyrants. They know what the result will be - a fully armed population ready to overthrow
whomever dares tear the constitution apart. Even repressive China, whom had no qualms slaughtering their own unarmed citizens, will think many times,
if ever, should they want to take over USA.
It will not be a 300,000 US military against the 2 million soldiers of Red China, but rather 200 Million + american citizens against a mere 2 million
The 2nd amendment has a purpose, long into the future even after this generation had passed.
It is not the gun that killed, but a twisted mind that kill those innocent children. It is not the gun at fault, but the twisted mind.
Yet it seems some are hell bent on attacking the gun, when every rational fibre of intelligence points towards resolving the twisted mind should be
the direction americans should be heading to.
Ban the gun, but twisted minds will still exists. Resolve the issue of twisted minds, and we will see the end or less of such tragedies again.
It begins with education and compassion, as well as much needed social funding and research to determine and help 'untwist' twisted minds, for they
are still fellow humans, so long as they had not yet hurt or harm others.
And as sop to the emotionally driven anti-gun lobby, ban all guns for one year and watch the results. All americans to surrender their guns to the
local sheriff or police dept under lock and key for one year. Any civilian american found in possesion of a gun will be do time in jail for decades.
IF there are no more violent crime in America for a year, not even one, then, the ban will be forever enforced and the 2nd amendment scrapped.
Dare the anti-gun lobby accept this compromise and challenge, to prove that it was the gun that was causing violent crimes in USA and not twisted