Sunday, January 26, 2014

Columbia Mall Shooting, Brought To You By The N.R.A.

There was another shooting, this time at a mall in Maryland.
As long as we maintain the status quo, I guess the only thing we can do is invest in Kevlar.
3 people died.
A well armed militia, during an era of muskets may have been a good idea when the 2nd Amendment was written. Today our firearm technology has changed from muskets to semi-automatic weapons, the last time I saw a militia was when some Civil War re-enactors fought a battle that never happened in a local park here in New Jersey. How many people buy guns and join the militia?
We can't change. We can't change a piece of paper that was written over 200 years ago. Nope.
No improvements or changes can be made regarding firearms, even though when this law was written, single shot firearms were all that was available. Technology can change, but words on paper can't.
It used to be, in this country, people owned slaves. We fought a war and decided that people owning other human beings is NOT OKAY! We also had to change and create new laws so that women and other minorities rights were protected. What's it going to take to change these archaic firearm laws and protect innocent people?
One thing we are NOT going to do is protect children in schools or people in public places anywhere.
Just point and shoot. Where are all the "good guys stopping the bad guys with the guns"?

It seems that the shooter in this latest tragedy was an ex boyfriend who got his hands on a gun and started shooting. I am not sure if this is a case of "temporary insanity," I don't know if this was a person with mental health issues who never should have been able to get hold of a gun. What I do know is that guns seem to be easier to get than alcohol or tobacco. Getting medicinal marijuana is harder than buying a gun. As far as I know no one has died from marijuana, but people are dying daily because someones got a gun.
 Maybe guns should only be bought with a doctors note saying you are not mentally ill. If you are mentally ill, you have the option to be treated, but you absolutely cannot have a gun.
The real problem with our gun laws is that without more stringent regulation, the right to bear arms hurts people who aren't bearing any. People are getting shot in movie theaters or malls, fast food restaurants, it can happen anywhere or anytime and it's happening more and more frequently. What isn't happening is change. No one is acting for the common good, laws are not going to change as long as lobbies pay politicians to stop any change not in their interest.
FACT SHEET: Strengthening the Federal Background Check System to Keep Guns out of Potentially Dangerous Hands | The White House
"the President’s FY 2014 Budget proposes a new $130 million initiative to address several barriers that may prevent people – especially youth and young adults – from getting help for mental health problems.  The President and the Vice President continue to call on Congress to appropriate funds for these important purposes."
The President can call on Congress all he wants, but I don't think Paul Ryan and his fellow Teatards and Democrats like Harry Reid, are going to address this issue or stop taking money from the N.R.A..Until this organization is barred from bribing elected officials, people will go about their daily lives while other people will be planning their deaths, by people who shouldn't have guns in the first place. While our government spends trillions fighting terrorism, more people are killed by guns in this country than by Al-Queda.
I guess we'll just continue being terrorized by our fellow Americans


  1. Norman Goldman says we are basically living on hope. Hope that some Second Amendment Hero doesn't decide to go on a spree because our Political class is either petrified or purchased. And every murder entrenches the Gun Humpers further and further in their right to potentially kill any American they wish.

    1. Scary and true Gene, one wonders what it's going to take to change this carnage. Sadly, I don't think I want to know. You think that there couldn't be anything worse than Newtown? Think again.

  2. Just how is this latest shooting necessary to the security of a free State?