Thoughts on the Aurora Shooting

5 years ago

Do you honestly think that the Founding Fathers wanted these weapons (pictured above) in the hands of psychopaths and loonies?

Having passed through the tears and sadness phase, I am now in the anger-turned-to-activism stage about the Aurora shooting. My wrath is directed at the NRA and the cowardly politicians that continue to allow for these tragedies. We need better gun laws. PERIOD. The 2nd Amendment allows the right to bear arms because the Founding Fathers feared a tyranny of government if the citizenry could not form militias. It reads: "A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed." And Thomas Jefferson stated, "The strongest reason for the people to retain the right to keep and bear arms is, as a last resort, to protect themselves against tyranny in government." Considering that they were living under the tyranny of the English, their sentiments made sense at the time.

However, I am positive that they, in no way, intended the 2nd Amendment to protect a crazy person's right to arm himself with assault rifles and gun down innocent people trying to get a high school education, or shop in a mall, or enjoy a summer blockbuster. I just went online to check out what one reporter stated on "This Week with George Stephanoulous" and you can buy an assault rifle for $79! SEVENTY-NINE DOLLARS!

It is time to stop the nonsense and the politicking and stand up for what is right. Yes, the people have a right to bear arms AS A MILITIA and AS A LAST RESORT! But anyone against a ban on assault weapons is an accessory to each of these shootings. There is no way we can, as a nation of conscientious people, continue to claim disbelief and sadness when people are gunned down while allowing the easy sale of these weapons of mass destruction. It is hypocrisy of the highest order and time for Obama, Romney, and all politicians and citizens to put human Life first. I am pissed and I want action, not rhetoric, on this issue! Stop consoling mourning families and start protecting them. From the look of him in court today, Holmes is totally koo-koo for Cocoa Puffs. But so is anyone that supports allowing the easy purchase of assault weapons, which opens up the possibility of kooks like him, killing and maiming dozens of people with them.

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