As we, as a race, are growing older and mature we seek to understand much about ourselves. Yet, we still wage wars instead of using that money to finance cures for the various forms of cancer. We wage wars instead financing a cure for Diabetes or Parkinson’s Disease ( of which my father died from the complications thereof). We manufacture chemical weapons under the guise of using them to create cure. We finance weapons of war in hopes of the fact we will have the one weapon that can end it.
All military weapons are fully automatic. These weapons are shared with the various law enforcement agencies, including local police departments no matter how large or how small. Yet, we sell these self same weapons to our friends. Our neighbors. Or very citizens. Yet we tell them there is one catch. To make it legal for you to own them, the weapons will not be fully automatic. Only semi-automatic. These are the terms, do you agree? Yes we said.
And with our military owning fully automatic weapons as well as advanced weaponry as our [citizens] society has become ill as we seek to own bigger, better weapons to hunt, to kill not just our enemies, but ourselves as well.
All too often in the media we hear about weapons being left unattended and and children dying by their own hand because they think they are toys. Yet we almost never hear about the final outcome of the tragic event. We never hear if the parents are arrested and stand trial for negligent homicide.
And yet, we hear about mothers and other parents who are outraged at these “gun nuts” who do the above and never face any kind of punishment whatsoever. They want to be outraged, let them be. But I never hear anything about these outraged parents and citizens launching a letter writing campaign. Or a change.org petition. Bringing a dire situation to light is honorable. But sometimes bringing things to light is not enough. We need to take political action, but we need to bring about this change in our life first. Then we need to reach out to other political bodies who want to bring about change in our community. Then our state. And finally our country.
But we are left with the question. What change do we want to bring about exactly? And we must remember the Constitution grants us inalienable rights. One of which is to bear arms. This might be bone stuck in their craw to some. But. That change you want to bring about? Why not push for stricter gun laws. The child dies. But the parents who leave their guns out in the open unattended should not a a free walk. Stricter gun laws need to be in place. Ones that say if a parent leaves an unattended weapon and their dies they do no jail time, but the automatically get a “lifetime conviction” for negligent homicide. Plus they give up the right to bear/own arms of any model for the rest of their natural life.
In closing, I would like to say this one thing. Even though I believe the above needs to be put into place, I, as a citizen of the United States of America still believe in the constitutional right for America’s citizens to bear arms. Just not weapons that are assault weapons, and semi-automatic in nature.