Remember this line from the movie Marathon Man with Dustin Hoffman getting drilled?
Well, the answer is “No, it’s definitely not safe.”
I’m going to make this brief, because frankly, I feel as though I am preaching to the OffBeat choir.
Americans are not safe at concerts, festivals, shopping malls, schools or even church.
This country has been bamboozled and brainwashed by the weapons lobby into buying into the Second Amendment excuse for unfettered gun ownership and use. Please wake up, people. The NRA and its supporters exist solely to sell more weapons; it has nothing to do with the Second Amendment. It’s about money, pure and simple. And the weapons lobby donates to all of our gutless politicians. We’re getting drilled (and not in a good way!).
The massacre at a small country church that resulted in the cold-blooded murder of half the church’s congregation is just one in a long line of mass shootings in this country. No other country in the world even comes close to the violent gun deaths in the US.
It’s unacceptable. It’s ludicrous. It’s sickening.
You cannot blame it on a “mental health” issue. Remember the Las Vegas shooter? No apparent mental health issues there. At least none that anyone could perceive outwardly. But he had the weapons and the ammunition.
I am against gun ownership, and I can deal with people who hunt (certainly not my cup of tea), but any weapon that can shoot rapid-fire should be banned. This is to say nothing of the apparent cracks in the so-called safety system that allowed a mentally ill person to even possess a gun.
And those “stand your ground” laws in various states? Not acceptable.
We have stricter laws in the country regarding getting a drivers license than we do to own a gun.
What in the world is it going to take before we demand that this madness be stopped?
Until we can institute common-sense weapons and ammunition control, and make sure that enforcement has some teeth: the blood of innocents is on our hands.