Published: Tuesday, Dec. 18 2012 12:00 a.m. MST
No, I really do blame the gun industry and the right wing that has fanned the
flames of discontent that have led to record gun sales. Millions of new naive,
inexperienced and unprepared gun owners have been created in the last few years
spurred on by the lies of hate speech and those that scare the right wing into
thinking they need to buy more guns.I'm on board with all the
regulation Japan has applied to irresponsible American gun owners and industry.
Kathleen,"....We must heal our hearts first. Then society will
change by itself."______________________________I wish it
were that simple, Kathleen, but we've been down this road too many times to
think that society will change on its own. We've had the proverbial
'wake up call' over and over. The cycle is one of shock, horror,
grieving, anger, and then it happens again and the cycle repeats itself.
I'm not suggesting that the fix is as simple as a new law but everything
needs to be on the table including the worship of guns which is a national
sickness we need to face head on.
This letter could be summed up in one sentence, "Lets kick the can down the
road and." Which is exactly what has happened for years and
years. We give ourselves, "time to heal" which is just another way of
saying, "lets forget about it." So then the serious reforms never get
So thats why we addressed this after Columbine right? Or Virginia Tech? or
Aurora? or locally Trolley Square? We have had many of these shootings, we
always say wait, let's heal, but we never actually address the issues
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