Human Life vs Gun Rights
Logically, there should be no contest!
Yesterday there was another massacre in an elementary school in the United States.
After having shot his own grandmother, 18 year old Salvador Ramos walked into the Robb Elementary School in Uvalde, Texas wearing a bulletproof vest and armed with an
assault rifle AR-15. He began shooting anyone in his path and eventually barricaded himself in a classroom where he opened fire on children and teachers. The responding police and border agents were able to shoot & kill the gunman, eliminating further threat to the children & staff. But only after 19 children and 2 teachers were murdered, with more left injured.
This on the heals of the Buffalo shooting that left 10 people dead and the shooting at a Taiwanese church in California that left 1 dead. It is becoming a uniquely American occurrence, with very little being done to curb gun violence, at the expense of human lives. At the expense of minority communities, children, and grandparents. Which leaves many in the US and the rest of the world questioning why supposed gun “rights” are more precious to the people of the US and to its Congress than are the lives of our children. Why in God’s name does this continue?
At this point, every person in Congress that has refused to further gun control should be held accountable for every life taken with a gun. Every owner of a gun shop should be held accountable for any lives taken with a gun purchased from them, without a proper background check and/or waiting period. Every gun owner who refuses to keep their guns locked away from their children, or anyone else, should be held accountable for the lives taken with that gun. At some point we have to start holding more people than just the shooter accountable! Otherwise these massacres, these murders, well, they become government sanctioned acts. Think about that for a moment. They are all complicit. *If you have a better solution, I’d love to hear it. That’s all any of us want, is a REAL solution. I realize my above statement comes from frustration and raw emotion. SO, let’s work together to fix this and stop sweeping it under the rug!
The solution is gun control by way of stricter gun laws. There is nothing else that will get the acts under control. Arming teachers with guns isn’t the solution. Armed guards at our schools isn’t the solution. The schools already have security guards, anything more is simply a police state covering up poor legislation. The government must take control of who can get their hands on a gun, and what kind of gun and how many guns those people can have. Period. I know that steps on a lot of right wing toes out there who still think any gun control is stripping them of their rights. Too bad! I’d rather strip you of your rights to own a military grade
assault rifle AR-15 than to see anymore children die! And if you’re still arguing your point after seeing what these rifles do in the wrong hands, then you aren’t just part of the problem, you are the problem.
So please contact your representative in Congress and urge them to immediately begin to work on legislation that will bring about stricter gun laws and help curb gun violence in our country. In elections to come, vote out those representatives who actively block gun legislation. It is not about voting along party lines, or gun rights, it’s about preserving human lives. Do the right thing!