Wednesday, January 30, 2013

It's tomorrow...

Okay so I'm tired tonight but I have to get this off my chest soon!

It's about the whole gun issue.  People acting like President Obama is trying to be a king or a dictator by wanting to set more safety measures in place so we don't get another Newton Connecticut.  They think that a document written 221 years ago is still a viable document today giving them the right to bear arms.

If you actually read the text of the second amendment you'd see that it just states:
 "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."

It actually talks about a regulated militia......are the people who are so upset about the proposed changes to gun laws part of a militia?  Probably not!  Do they think that this simple sentence means they can keep semi-automatic guns in their personal collection?  Semi-automatic guns were unheard of back in 1791.  I'm pretty sure they just meant rifles and pistols.  Remember this was the time of musket balls, not bullets people!

And this document was written by men who thought they were superior to women and who OWNED slaves for cryin' out loud!  Do we really think that their opinions and decisions should be enforced to a 'T' in 2013?  Uh no.

Don't get me wrong, I love my country and am very thankful I live here.  I know how bad it is in other countries.  But how can we call ourselves a civilized nation when we have people comparing our President to Adolf Hitler just because he thinks we need to try and keep guns out of the hands of people who are mentally unstable! Hitler killed over 8 million people just because he didn't like them!!!!  

And didn't any of these crazy people see  the Presidents speech after the Newton Connecticut shooting?  Didn't they see him choking back tears trying to finish his speech?  Did they honestly think he was faking that?  The man has two daughters himself.  Don't you think he was thinking "What if that were Sasha or Malia?"

When did common sense become a super power that only a select few have?

When did it become American to criticize the man who has willing taken on THE most difficult and thankless job in the world?

When did semi-automatic guns become so essential to life in a privileged country like ours that people have to get so upset at the thought of having to get a background check done to buy one?

UGH!!!

This issue bothers me so much.  I just cannot understand how people can be so selfish.  Heaven forbid that the rest of us have some peace of mind sending our kids to school knowing that there are no more background check loopholes, more crackdown on illegal gun sales and a ban on all assault weapons!

Assault weapon...........

The word assault is in the name people!!!!  And you want it for what?  Recreational purposes?  "Let's go out to the woods and demolish some trees with our AK-47's this weekend"?????? 

Now don't get me wrong, I'm not against guns totally.  My husband owns 3.  He even bought me one, but I've never even taken it to the shooting range.  Which by the way is the only place my husband has ever shot one.  He has taught our kids to respect the guns and that they are not toys.  When my husband does not have them on him he locks them up.  When they are old enough they will learn the reality of what a gun does.  And they will never find one loaded.  My husband is VERY careful about not leaving a loaded gun anywhere.  We've both heard one too many stories of a child showing off a gun to a friend and one of them getting shot.

With that all said, my husband isn't afraid that his guns will be taken away.  Two are handguns and one is a rifle that I believe used to be his grandfathers.  He isn't bashing President Obama and comparing him to Hitler or Stalin.

So can we all just start acting our age and not our shoe sizes?  Obama can't turn this country into a dictatorship.  Trust me there are far too many Republicans for him to be able to do that.


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

You're so right - & don't worry, most of America agrees with you. There are just some very well-funded special interests feeding the ignorant with fear & lies. But we're already seeing some progress on this issue, which until recently was never even discussed. Have faith!