reply to post by DaTroof
This is an interesting reaction. I wonder, why is it that you want this man, who you have correctly identified as a pretty low level functionary, to
formulate a solution to the problems at hand?
You dismiss the mans plea for a realistic approach to the issues affecting the USA, as mere moaning, but I cannot understand why. It is any citizens
job to speak out and ask his elected representatives to hear his thoughts on a given issue. It is not his job to solve the problems, but as one of the
people who actually deals with thier effects it IS his right and duty to alert his superiors, and indeed the people who fall under his protection, of
his opinion on the matter, forged as it has been, in the fires of reality, and not just as part of a thought excersize taken behind the most secure
garden fence on the face of the planet.
And, lets face it, the man seems to have a much more realistic understanding of the actual root causes of the problems that the US faces at the
moment. He knows that people commit vile and brutal acts with WHATEVER they have to hand, and will be more aware than the President, of the on the
ground circumstances that lead up to such events. While he might not be the person to come up with the strategy that solves these issues, it would be
irresponsible of him not to point out the foolishness of making changes that cannot possibly make the blindest bit of difference.
It would also be irresponsible of him to allow the propegandism and wrong think that is spewing out of the White House right now, to go un checked by
rational thought. The Sheriff is aware that the real problem in the US, is that peoples rage and mental dysfunction goes utterly un-touched,
un-managed. He knows that without addressing the cause of the mental breakdowns suffered by those who turn on thier fellow man and desire to cause
bloodshed, mayhem and horror, those who desire to sow the seed of chaos, that nothing will change in any significant way. The murders that were
committed using rifles, will instead be committed by blade, by bat, by bricks , golf clubs, by the contents of a tool kit, by all means.
It is not the availability of guns that cause the American people the pain they have been through in recent times, but the fact that people who were
so utterly broken in the mind, were able to have access to innocent people, and ANY item you could use to kill a person with. Harold Shipman was a
prolific killer doctor here in the UK. He happened to kill old ladies. He is linked with the deaths of over three hundred women. He never used a gun.
He used his medical skills to kill his victims in such a way as to make it difficult for him to be linked to thier deaths, which is why no one is
completely sure how many dead women met the Ferryman on his account.
This Sheriff fellow understands that unless the people behind the triggers of these guns were to be properly dealt with by the state, all the gun
laws in the world would not have made the blindest bit of difference to the outcomes. People still would have died, people still would have been
traumatised, and a person who should have been either medicated, institutionalised, or simply given space and time to heal, would have been
transformed by pain, by sorrow, or simply by chemical imbalance, into a calculating death machine, absent pity, remorse, or the merest of human
He may not be in a position to formulate an alternative plan, but at least he isnt afraid to look the devil in the eye on this subject. It is VITAL
that this reality be recognised by the establishment, and by the people of the USA. If it is not, the people of America, face a future which puts the
law abiding citizen at a disadvantage when faced with armed criminals, errodes the sanctity of one of the most important documents, not just in US
history, but it the history of global politics, and does all this in the name of party politics, rather than a genuine and concerted effort to solve
the problems that are really facing the US right now.