Today, too many people continue to defend the indefensible. There are a series of issues in play here, but the United States of America has an undeniable problem with gun violence. How many more lives need to be lost before we do something about lax gun laws? How can a person previously tied to terrorism and interviewed by the FBI on several occasions be permitted to work as a security guard and still have the ability to legally purchase guns? How can we continue to stand by an amendment ratified in 1791 to justify an incomprehensible proliferation of firearms in the U.S? You know what else was permitted in 1791? Slavery, dueling as a way of settling arguments, consensual sex with children above 10 in most states (Delaware was 7), wife beating as a valid exercise of a husband’s authority over his wife, and the list of absurdities goes on and on. Today, we know better as a society. We are more civilized. As President Obama stated, “To actively do nothing is a decision as well.” People continue to say it is their right to bear arms. What about our right to feel safe? -Ricky Martin
I have expressed my thoughts on gun law before, but that quote pretty much sums it up.Why hasn’t this changed since 1791? After all the shootings we’ve seen, what are all these lawmakers waiting for? What are they waiting for? Why are guns sold to people? Why are we still letting an amendment passed in 1971 dictate what is and isn’t allowed?
In the case of the Orlando mass murder this weekend, the murderer legally bought the weapons. Why is it legal to own a weapon used to kill people when it’s illegal to kill people? Not only illegal, but wrong! Then why do people have the option? Innocent people were killed, they were just having a good time. Why are you standing by and letting this happen? People are scared, people don’t feel safe, and that’s not what you want. You say America is safe? It’s not looking safe from here, not when you wake up to see 49 people died because someone just walked into a club with a rifle.
I don’t care if there is a lot of money involved in gun sales, there are a million things that involve a lot of money, this shouldn’t be a reason why lawmakers don’t make stronger gun laws. People should not be allowed to go into a store and walk out with a riffle or gun. I don’t want to keep waking up to this. There’s a lot of wrong in the world today, but let’s try to make things a little bit better.
First thing, gun law, now. It’s illegal to text and drive because it causes accidents and kills people, right? Same with guns. Do something about this. Now.
Democrats are trying to do something about this, let’s see how long this lasts and if they finally make a change, or is this just another show to get votes?