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Having the courage to not bear arms

“When I was crossing the border into Canada, they asked if I had any firearms with me. I said, “Well, what do you need?”― Steven Wright

A N  O U T D A T E D  A M E N D M E N T ?

“The Second Amendment (Amendment II) to the United States Constitution protects the right of the people to keep and bear arms and was adopted on December 15, 1791, as part of the first ten amendments contained in the Bill of Rights.”

What do you do when you are the elected president of the United States whose campaign was heavily financed by an organization like the National Rifle Association to the tune of $36 million and whose members depend on you to not restrict their god given right to bear arms?

You do what President Trump is well-known for doing: you kowtow to the folks who sponsored your campaign and offer your condolences, sincerest comments and support to the victims of the current and senseless gun violence.

Students affected by these mindless shooting sprees are demanding that the current administration actually do something to curtail the gun violence and not merely visit the sites of the shootings and take advantage of the photo ops that such situations create.

Big Don knows that politically he sits between a rock and a hard place and would never even consider the demands and pleas of gun violence victims who demand that he does something/anything to limit firearm possession.

The second amendment should be seriously reconsidered. The amendment was proposed in the year 1791 when the country was a “wild and wooly” frontier and a man had to carry a weapon to defend his home and family.

Today we have police departments whose duty it is to protect and serve the people and not have to feel threatened whenever they are out on an emergency call that they too might be shot or killed by a deranged individual exerting his right to bear arms.

To change or revise this god given right would take men of courage and conviction who are not ready to bend over backward to serve their campaign war chest benefactors.

I would love to see students take to the streets and make their feelings known nationally. The only draw back with this would be there might be one of their own in the crowds of onlookers ready to put a bullet in their heads for taking a public stand against their rights.

The current wishy-washy government in power needs to  grow some spine and stick by their guns to defend and protect the people of the country and not the vested interests of their financial backers. – gc

 

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“Democracy is not simply a license to indulge individual whims and proclivities. It is also holding oneself accountable to some reasonable degree for the conditions of peace and chaos that impact the lives of those who inhabit one’s beloved extended community.” ― Aberjhani

10 Comments on Having the courage to not bear arms

  1. You are right, Gerry. It is such a slippery slope, but I am so happy the students are demanding action. It will be interesting to see what 45 does.

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    • Thank you Lois. It is sad to think that parents now ask their children the following questions before they leave for school: (1) do you have your lunch money? (2) do you know who your designated teacher assault rep is? Quite a world run by a moron.

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  2. Very well said Gerry!

    As an observer from afar, I find these antiquated firearm laws difficult to comprehend and I am relieved that my home is in the U.K. and not America.

    Similar to many countries, we’ve had our problems with isolated gun incidents, but percentage wise, nothing on the scale of America.

    I recently read that the US, which has less than five per cent of the world’s population, has between 35 to 50 per cent of the world’s civilian-owned guns, and the highest homicide-by-firearm rate among the world’s most developed nations.

    Donald Trump frequently spouts – Let’s make America ‘Great’. Perhaps he should begin by saving some of those young lives that are undoubtedly going to be lost very soon.

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  3. I have written on this subject myself and as someone who lives in Great Britain and is therefore viewing this as an outsider, I have come to the conclusion that President Trump is, as we say in English, completely bonkers.

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