I was not going to comment on this but I feel if I don’t may head may explode.
Tonight innocent children lay not in their own beds where they should be but on the cold hard steel of a mortuary table. Yet despite the terrible grief which is descending on these parents lives as they receive the call or visit no parent should ever received other already protest defending their right to bear arms. I have already seen posts on Facebook saying it is not the guns that kill but people who have turned from god. No I am sorry you are talking out of your arse, people have killed before in the name of god believing they heard god tell they to do it. What they haven’t done is beaten them to death with a bible they got a gun, readily available for everyone by their rights stated in the constitution. I read this statistic tonight and it should freeze the heart of every one…
Jon Williams BBC foreign editor
tweets: Truly shocking: in 2009 (latest yr) 31,347 killed by firearms in US. Almost as many as road accidents
Nearly as many people as died in car accidents, now think what that means, think how many of you know someone or have a friend or work colleague who has lost someone in a car crash. Then consider the chances are now growing that you or someone you know will be affected by gun crime and for what?
So the drug dealer has a legal right to carry his gun because he has never been caught yet?
So the child molester down the street who has never been caught can legally own the gun which he will use to abduct your child?
Or so someone who has a gripe against the world or is having a bad day can walk into a mall or a cinema or a school and slaughter at will?
Your constitution argues all men should be treated equally the problem is that was written when the division was between black and white not good and evil. It was written when you had to go out and kill your food not just wander down to the store. The very reasons you need guns no longer exist for the majority of people.
Taking guns away from the majority of people will not stop these crimes but it will make it a damn sight harder for anyone get their hands on one, it will stop the person who suddenly snaps harming others. It will not stop those who plan and are determined to carry out evil deeds perpetrating them but it will silence those who seek to justify their actions adding further insult to the pain of the families already devastated
I do not know the specifics of this case people are trying to make sense of the senseless, some will blame mental illness, others the economy, and they may indeed play their part but the sad fact is that society has reached a state where the individual believes their rights are more important than anyone elses. Only of you believe that you are superior to everyone else could you hold another’s life so cheaply, and I hear you now protest well I do think that but to an extent we all do it.
We are the society that accepts no responsibility, their must always be someone else liable no matter what. We deserve everything now, now matter we cannot afford it. We defend our children’s faults rather than accept them and remedy them after all to punish a child for bad behaviour now is nothing less than child abuse, yet ironically we turn a blind eye to those we know are suffering
It will not be a government who can stop this it will take EVERY mother to do it. Because only when every mother takes their sons guns and turns them in and says no more will the guns leave the streets. Only when every mother tells their child respect is earned by your actions not demanded by raising your hand will children grow up with the loyalty to each other we had as children. Only when every mother teaches her child that material possessions mean nothing if there is not generosity in your hearts will they not covert what others have and only when every mother teaches their child to respect them selves and reach for the stars will they believe that anything worth having is worth working for. Only when EVERY mother lives up to that precious title she has been given will the tide be turned.
There are new stars shining down on a world that failed them tonight I only pray that no more need to join them before someone listens.