posted on Apr, 17 2013 @ 04:42 PM
Hmmm, well. Never let it be said that the days of blatant propegandism and unsupportable insinuation are dead! Heres the thing, no one in the WORLD
ever died BECAUSE of a gun. Everyone who has died from gunshot wounds, died not because guns exist, but because those who wield them in the name of
unreasoning violence and hatred, wished them dead for whatever reason.
Men used to use swords to do the same work. Silent, cold and deadly, a blade through the neck, plunged through a ribcage, passed across a vital
artery, is just as effective as a headshot under the right circumstances, and yet no one in history ever blamed a sword for a death. When farmers in
China were prevented from owning swords, they used modified agricultural tools instead, to great effect. These too remained largely unmolested by law.
Thier owners and users on the other hand faced stiff penalties if they rebelled against Chinas leaders back in the day.
When a person is murdered with a hammer, no one arrests the tool in question. They take it into evidence, because prints on its surfaces, and blood
on its head will be able to place the object in direct contact with the victim, and the suspect, proving the suspects guilt. When someone is knifed to
death in an alley, the same applies. A gun is no different to these objects, aside from the fact that it is, one could argue, more likely to fail, a
hell of a lot more noisy, and (allegedly) requires much time and effort to master.
So how is it that in this modern age, things have come full circle to the extent that elements of mankind are stupid enough to blame violence on the
availability of objects which can cause death? I could kill a man with eighty percent of the contents of my home! My entire kitchen is a weapon, every
bit of furniture could be used to bludgeon, to crush, its edges to choke a person against. Even my clothing could become a murder weapon if I got
angry enough to, say for instance soak a shirt in water, then use it to strangle a person. While we are at it, theres nothing, absolutely nothing,
stopping me walking outside right now, and breaking a persons neck with my bare hands.
So... my question is this:
When are these ridiculous attacks against guns going to stop? When are the people being swayed by these arguments, going to accept the fact that the
reason for all this mayhem has nothing to do with lead and steel, and everything to do with the human condition, social and economic inequality, an
inability or unwillingness on the part of government and society to get a grip on mental health issues? Its EASY to blame a particular religion for
the ills of the world, if one is ignorant. Its easy to blame a nations problems on the jobless, if one has ones eyes shut. Its easy to blame violence
on guns, if one is so unprepared to look into the eyes of those who pulled the trigger, and see something of themselves reflected in those orbs.
But surely, surely there are enough people in the USA today who are prepared to be honest with themselves about the true causes of violence, the true
root of these acts that have so scarred the nation as a whole, that this foolishness can be defeated. Surely there are those in the states who view
these things through a lens untainted by self opinion, those prepared to confront and defeat thier own inner shadows, thier personal darknesses, and
in so doing recognise them in others. If not, then there is little hope for the world. I may not agree with many things that happen in the US, the
appalling attitude toward access to healthcare held by many for one, but the second ammendment is not one of those things.
The second ammendment is the only thing other than metal bands, about the USA, which I have an unflinching and unquestioning respect for. In the USA,
poor people are treated like dirt, despite working harder than anyone who ever made it big, but doing it for less dollar value, for longer hours. I
hate that. In the USA, you cant get medical care unless you jump ninety hoops while on fire and do the secret handshake too, although thats being
changed, to great public dismay. I hate that, and the US should be ashamed... ASHAMED, of that. But the upholding of a persons right to protect
himself and his family? These are golden, wonderful rights, rights each of you should embrace and cherish, not just out of respect for your
traditions, but also because the world is a place now where they are MORE essential, not less.
I hope and pray that the current trend against the gun ends. I may prefer cold steel myself, but I am prevented from carrying even that by my
countries laws. I beg you all, do NOT let that happen to your nation. Do not let your government pull out your teeth, based on a lie eaten up by the