Who Is To Blame For The Elementary School Shooting?
Reading today’s news makes me feel I no longer recognize America. This is not the country we grew up in. This is not the country our parents left for us. This is a strange and hostile land.
The only way we can fix this problem is if we come to grips with what and who has caused it. No one really believes this is just a single lone disaster, but is becoming the way of the new America. Sure, the shooter pulled the trigger but who put those guns and ammunition in his hands?
How long have you known we had a problem with gun violence? Years? Decades? When is the last time you did anything about it?
The guilt, the blood of all those school children is on our hands, yours and mine. We could have done something about this before it happened and we didn’t care enough to do anything about it.
Think of the last time you were with others, work, perhaps, or maybe church. Think of the people around you, the person to your left and the person to your right. Of the three of you, it would only have take one, just one, to make a big enough fuss to fix this. If only one of every three of us did something about this, it would have been fixed. That one person should have been you, it should have been me.
That would have been 100,000,000 people calling the president or calling our representatives. They would have heard us and would have done something about it.
Imagine if it wasn’t just one of the three, but two of the three. Two hundred million people in America expecting our representatives to fix this, it would be fixed overnight.
Sure, we can try to blame the one million people who believe the Conservative media like Fox news, but that’s just a drop in the bucket. What is one million gun nuts compared to hundreds of millions of the sane among us?
It’s hard to recognize this country when we find people getting elected who are foolish enough to think that more guns would have made this problem better. They’re just stupid. Sorry, there’s no other way to say it. And these fools get front booking on our media outlets. We even had a religious fanatic in the front of our televisions telling how it’s God’s will to murder those children because we don’t pray right or because we don’t stone our women who don’t cover their heads with scarves. Is this really America? What are these idiots doing on our news?
The idiots are there spewing their foolishness because it only takes one in three of us to put an end to it and we are just too damned lazy to do anything about it.
Sure, the shooter is the cause, sure, the gun nuts are responsible, the NRA makes money on these deaths, but more than anything, we are to blame because we’re too lazy to get involved.
Call your senators today, call the president. Tell them we’ve had enough and we’re not going to put up with this anymore. And call them again every week of the year.
Did you know it is easier to buy assault weapons than it is to get mental health care? When is the last time you read the second amendment? Does it say every kook out there is guaranteed a weapon? Of course not, but you won’t know unless you get involved.