#1346 – Guns Are Literally the Worst

Longish rant shad, but here we go:

What happened in Orlando…why is is the only country where this sort of shit happens on a regular basis? 

Let’s take a look at that damn 2nd Amendment the NRA seems to pleasure itself to. It talks about a well-regulated militia and the right to bear arms (note that it says bear arms, not own them). That amendment was created over 200 years ago, when guns were highly inaccurate and stood a good chance of not firing when you pulled the trigger. 

We live in a culture that glorifies violence, that tells people it’s okay to solve your problems with a gun. We wring our hands and say, “what is to be done?” Apparently the answer is, “nothing.” Over and over, this happens, and over and over we do nothing. We offer “thoughts and prayers,” but no solutions. No changes. 

Some folks talk about remaining faithful to the Framers’ Intent, as though what a bunch of aristocratic slaverowners who died 200 years ago should dictate our every action. Look, the Constitution was made to be a living document. That was the whole point of the damn thing: to be flexible and change with the times. It’s why there’s an amendment process. We’ve decided owning another person is wrong. We’ve decided women and folks ho aren’t white deserve to have the right to vote. Times change. You really think an assault rifle is going to protect you when the military can kill you with a robot like you’re a bad guy in a video game? Wake up, folks. You don’t need an assault rifle, and this shit doesn’t have to happen here.


2 thoughts on “#1346 – Guns Are Literally the Worst

  1. If only there was a way to take the guns away from just the bad people. Then we wouldn’t have to worry about this. Or better yet, if everyone became a Christian, but I wouldn’t want to infringe on people’s right to religious freedom either. I will have to say we may need to agree to disagree on this one. One other point, it says the right to “keep and bear arms,” I would say that keeping is owning.

    1. Point. Did miss the “keep” part. Guess my frustration led to a reading comprehension fail.

      I don’t think the answer is to make everyone the same. I think the answer is tolerance and love. Everyone keeps inciting hatred and fear, and folks end up feeling like they are not able to be themselves (there’s apparently strong evidence the shooter in Orlando might’ve been closeted; he’d been hanging around at that club for several years, according to reports). I do think we need stricter laws, probably a ban on assault rifles. I grew up in the Boy Scouts and with friends and family who hunt, so I totally get having guns. I don’t think anyone has ever gone hunting with an AR-15, and if they have, thy should probably reevaluate some things.

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