Yet another mass shooting. I can’t get it off of my mind. I try to keep politics off my blog but I don’t think this is a totally political issue, it is a people issue. We as people need to rise up and say ENOUGH! Like President Obama said “Our thoughts and prayers are not enough.”
Per The Washington Post in an article from October 1 –
So far in 2015, we’ve had 274 days and 294 mass shootings – And of course, there’s the broader universe of nearly 10,000 people killed and 20,000 wounded in nearly 40,000 gun violence incidents so far this year.
I understand you may hunt and need a rifle for that, you may want a handgun for your own protection. This guy had five pistols and one rifle, and they found him tied to 7 more guns. Others have had assault rifles. Why? I will never understand what any private citizen needs an assault rifle or has to own so many guns. My view on gun control may be different than yours but everyone has to admit than these senseless killings have to stop. There must be some way to do something. We see that doing nothing solves nothing. Add your voices to the cause, write your Representatives in the House or the Senate and tell them to act. SAY ENOUGH!
This video was made after Newtown and we are still waiting for a plan!
I hadn’t done a Random Thoughts post for awhile and
I hope this doesn’t offend anyone.
Comments on “Enough”
Very well said! And I agree. The assault rifles are too over-the-top. Unless one is in a unique profession that would necessitate having more than one or two handguns or rifles, I don’t understand the need for so many, either, unless one is a collector – perhaps collectors should have to pass a whole additional tier of background investigation and keep their collections in such a way as to be out of reach of anyone other than the collector. This has to stop.
How could you possibly offend anyone with these thoughts. It is way past time that something is done. The Right To Bear Arms was written when the country was a wilderness and guns were a necessity to provide food and survive. That is no longer true and things need to change as the world progresses.
If people are offended, it’s their problem. Laws on the books must be enforced. Those with mental health history should not be allowed to buy guns. Nobody needs an armory period. Perhaps a rifle for hunting, possibly a handgun, depending on circumstances. That’s it.
We are with you, including my Congresspeople, but they are in the minority!
I believe in not publishing names of shooters anywhere.Gun education may help.
Well said, Lori, and you have no need to apologize to anyone. Anyone who is more offended by the idea of sensible limits on gun ownership than they are by these shootings needs a reality – an empathy – check.
Well said Lori, and I agree with you completely! Sometihng has to be done!
Thank you everyone. It may take a village to raise a child but it takes a country to keep them safe and politicians to stand up to the BAR.
There has to be more done than gun control. We have to deal with mental health issues. I know because it was in my family. He did not use a gun; he used a knife. I’m sure there’s other weapons like a bomb. Then we have the religious freedom and racial discrimination. I’m very religious but I had a wonderful Mother who raised me to be mindful and have love for all people. I am Caucasian but some of my best friends are other races and we went to school together. Love them dearly and we keep in touch. We need good leadership to lead us through these tough times to bring us together and not tear us apart. Families need to learn to deal with mental illness, instead of ignoring it. Religious freedom and non-discrimination are two of our greatest assets if practiced with children all their lives by adults.
There should be NO apology for speaking up against guns! The politicians should be apologizing for not working on effective gun control and mental health care.
Thank you for speaking out. I agree wholeheartedly with you. It’s past time that something is done.
From what I heard from news reports is that there was someone there who was legally armed but was told by the administration of the school to stand down. If he would have been able to exercise his rights as a citizen of these United States, perhaps not as many lives would have been lost. Granted, there are people who have a “permit to carry” who should not due to mental illness. These matters need to be looked into and scrutinized fully so those people will not be a danger to themselves nor anyone else. I still have the mindset that guns don’t kill people, people do. It is time that our lawmakers put a generous effort into weeding out the bad and/or unfit gun owners and giving those who are sane and have no past history of violent crime the right to carry to protect themselves as the Second Amendment of our Constitution says by law they are able to do.
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