posted on Jan, 10 2013 @ 09:10 PM
The question seems rather simple to me.
Do we, as a Nation, as a society, as Human Beings, value our Right to Bear Arms MORE than we value the lives of our Children?
Because, That, ladies and gentlemen, is what this all boils down to.
Is our separate, and/or collective, fear for our personal safety and/or freedom, so great that we are willing to accept the continued slaughter of our
Yes, I know, there are many ways in which our children can be murdered, both figuratively and, more immediately tragic, literally, as we have seen all
Yes, I know guns aren't the only culprit.
Yes, I know that taking away our guns won't stop murderous psychopathics from finding other ways to kill.
And, Yes, I know that no Government sould have the right to tell its citizens what they cn and cannot own,
But let's face a few hard facts:
The primary purpose of a gun, is to slam a projectile into an object, with enough force to damage or destroy that object (I allow the exception of a
Nail gun, although such have been used against people as well). They are very effective in this mode of employ, elsewise we cunning apes would have
developed something better (weapons science marches on!).
Guns make poor hammers, don't cut your steak very well, and you can't drive one to the market.
They do what they do, and they do it well. Unfortunately, we don't seem to be able to do very well with them.
Our fault, not theirs.
But people, isn't time to realize that we are just not that Good with guns. Note that I did not say "Proficient", I said
As in Mature, Humane, Exemplars of our Species worthy of Esteem.
We are not being good examples to our Children
We are allowing our fears and desires to rationalize their contiued endangerment, disfigurement, and even Death.
We are All Somebody's Child.
Is it worth it?
Is the Life of your Child worth your Right to Own a Gun?
And if it is, Don't you think your child has the Right to know that you are willing to let him/her die, so that you can keep your gun?