posted on Jan, 3 2013 @ 11:05 PM
From this point forward I will be addressing ATS on a weekly basis on Thursdays with an "episode" of Real Talk dealing with relevant current issues
within the world and local news and of course, our forum of choice ATS.
While I will follow and watch these threads my intent is to create thought, inspire truth and develop thought among the better among us. These posts
are not rants, they are not personal theory-craft, what they are and will be is a concise outline of my perception of events from my own perspective
and of those I speak to regularly which is alot of Americans as I am a bartender at a high end, high volume bar that is exposed to all types every
day and indulges them in conversation. It is a large personal sample size of the feeling of the average person.
REAL TALK: Episode 1 - Gun control and Sandy Hook.
Sandy Hook is one for the record books, it is so because of the level of atrocity of the acts that were reported to be committed. If the events of
that day have been reported correctly then we have one of the worst tragedies I can remember in American history. 26 first grade children, gunned down
in cold blood for no apparent reason, the thought alone makes my skin crawl, my bowls clench and my eyes wince. I as many other Americans have a
family and have children, the thought of such things makes me sick from the inside out.
Now that I have conveyed how I am human and I have human emotion, I wan't to ask the question of why this particular event did not trigger an
emotional response for me personally. I wan't to ask the question why the large majority of people I have talked too about this event and discussed
this event with have had a complete lack of compassion about was reported to have happened. This is a very valid question because there are many
smaller events in recent history I have discussed that have been far less heinousness but have elicited a much stronger sentiment from those I have
What makes this situation different from any other tragedy that happens across the globe every day? What makes average American citizens doubt, turn a
cold shoulder or outright disbelieve and or reject this completely? This is a very important question and the answer may shed some light on where we
now all find ourselves not only as Americans but world citizens. All of us, may indeed not like the answers much less the implications.
We have been told and in a sense sold an idea, a concept, a story about the events at Sandy Hook. While I do not intend to get involved with the
details of the case in this thread, I will say that what we have seen reported, what we have been told, the message that was conveyed to us through
official sources and media at best has been horribly mis reported and at worst are flat out lies. What we must accept from this is that we were told
certain things at certain times for a reason, this cannot be denied as we are seeing firearm legislation coming in rapid order from multiple state and
federal government authorities already in "response" to this incident.
At the outset of the initial reports we seen not only on ATS but across all forums an outcry for the banning of assault weapons as everyone was told
there was an AR-15 involved in the shooting. This made sense as the chief medical examiner stated that all wounds were caused by a long gun, that they
found spent assault weapon rounds and that the victims had between 3-11 gunshot wounds apiece. Is it by accident then that the official story is now
that they found 4 hand guns and no assault weapons were found to be involved?
Regardless of what happened that fateful day at Sandy Hook, the authorities knew an AR-15 was not the murder weapon if they later state to the media
that the crime was committed with hand guns only. For seasoned police officers who are all familiar and have handled and shot AR-15s and for a chief
medical examiner who has seen and I quote "thousands of gun shot victims" to make such a mistake is to believe the world is flat. It's just not
possible or even in the realm of something that can be mistaken or overlooked.
It is no coincidence that day after this event we were subjected to our president on national television stating that "he heard us" and he is going
to do everything in his power to pass legislation to appease American citizens since according to the white house we are all begging to be disarmed.
This is and would be true weather you believe the OS about Sandy Hook or you do not. The fact is, if it happened the way they said it did, we would
have the same response from federal authorities as if it were staged and executed by federal authorities.
Either way you look at this situation, it is a tragedy. The end result will not be to relieve Americans of there weapons and if it is. I will cease to
be an American and that ATS, is..... REAL TALK.