It has been a couple of weeks since I last posted here and was about to create a completely different post than this one. What changed my plans was the horrific massacre at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado. My thoughts and prayers go out to the victims and their families of this senseless tragedy.
At the same time I am grieving I am also saddened, ashamed and outraged that this has happened again. I am saddened by the loss of life and the ignorance of our NRA owned politicians. I am ashamed that once again the rest of the world sees the US as being just as dangerous as Iraq or Afghanistan. And I am outraged at those politicians who haven't got the balls to stand up to the NRA. Our government has allowed the NRA to become so powerful that no one in Congress dares to question them. With the deaths of 12 people in this latest massacre in Colorado, there are some politicians who are calling for more gun control, but the majority, especially the GOP are staunchly against any kind of gun control. The NRA, as usual, makes no comments. What would they say if there family members were injured or killed? Too bad, pass the ammunition?
The argument that these ignorant, sexually insecure gun advocates use is that "guns don't kill people, people kill people". This is true, but this is the only country in the civilized world where crazy unbalanced people who want to kill, can buy any kind of weapons they want. Why don't the other developed countries of the world have these periodic mass murders? The answer is that they are civilized enough to realize that gun control is needed to protect members of society. Citizens of these country do go hunting and target shooting at rifle ranges, but they don't need an arsenal of assault weapons, as some Americans think they need to prove their manhood.
The second amendment to the constitution, which involves the right to bear arms is constantly used by these ignoramuses to oppose any kind of gun control. This is 2012, idiots. We have a very strong military to protect the US, and even if some one wanted to attack, the US and managed to get through our military defenses, do you think a bunch of liquored up, macho NRA members are going to stop them?
I realize that after this bloody incident the political talk about stronger gun control laws will dies down and everyone will forget about the horror until the next time. The NRA will continue buy and own members of Congress, as more and more people are killed, for no reason other than allowing NRA members to get their rock offs shooting a gun.