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Tuesday, April 17, 2007


This may be the most painful blog I have ever posted, so don't be so quick to make smart ass comments about it's subject matter or it's writer.

First of all, my heart goes out to all those who were affected by the slaughter at Va Tech. When the news first came through, I was stunned, then anger set in. The anger was due to the fact that once again a sole act of a person who was over the edge had to snap out at the world in order to leave a mark on it. But to me, it was the wrong type of mark. We have just seen a small piece of our future ripped away and all we got to show for it are questions, more questions and nobody with the guts enough to search for answers. We also got some very pretty but once again empty words for our leader in office.

Also, in my home town we had one of our own police officers get shot while on a routine traffic stop and once again more questions with no answers. What these two events have in common. To me, it's not that hard to see what the answer is.

The common thread is the weapon used: guns. It is no secret that I am anti-gun, anti-NRA and for the a hard form of gun control that could be passed be passed. In this age where human life is undervalued this is the only way for tragic events like these not to happen again. While we are at it, we must strip the NRA of it's powers and influence in Washington. I believe that in this day and age, the right for private citizens to own firearms is gone. Now, don't go screaming 2nd amendment to me, the 2nd amendment deals with the right for us to defend our country like the minutemen did in the days of old. It does not cover hunting or sports like that.
95% of all illegal guns are passed by way of stealing them from the homes of private citizens.

2nd is education. We must teach our youth that violence doesn't solve anything. The best form of problem solving is thur discussion and mediation.

In closing, I hope that this blog opens people's eyes to the real problem of this country.

Thank you.


Eff25 said...

I am pro gun, and always shall be, but, that aside, and I mean no disrespect by saying this, I find the whole debate over gun control at this time to be insensitive. In fairness, I understand why it is brought up, but I wish it could have waited at least a few days.

From the beginning, just about, your side and mine went after each other. Guns are relevant, but learning what happened at Virginia Tech and why is more important to me, at least immediately.

Discussing the topic now, even though relevant and legitimate, feel like a politicization of the tragedy.

ononotagain said...

learning what happened at Virginia Tech..? see my post about killology ... we are addicted to violence

Anonymous said...

This guy obtained his weapons legally. Sick people can purchase guns, unfortunately.

If more Americans were able to carry concealed guns, perhaps someone could have stopped this man before he killed so many. Gun laws are made for law abiding citizens. Take the guns away from the masses and you have this happen and no one can do anything to stop it.

Anonymous said...

If those who obtained guns in whatever manner they do, and use them for evil knew that they didnt have the advantage over others by using a gun, perhaps they might think twice.

People who wish to use them for evil know they have the upperhand. More anti gun laws is not the answer. We need to be able to protect ourselves. Society has become such that we need to be our own militia, and protect ourselves against the war in our own neighborhoods.

Art L aka Wolfdancer said...

As an ex-mental Patient I can not own a gun. However I am not anti - 2nd amendment. I would like to see guns like Glocks and any automatic hand gun and rifles banned.
When I was in Nam, I carried a B.A.R. (Browning Automatic Rifle) when I walked Point. When I came home I sold all my guns and haven't been hunting since.
Right after Columbine happened the NRA ignored the protests of friends and family members as they held their annual convention in Denver. Will the NRA dare do the same this time?
Also remember that it was this Republican administration that passed a bill allowing these bigger clips in hand guns that over rode the bill that the Clinton Administration Passed.
There is much sadness in my heart because of what happened at VT. Pitt.unv and VT are in the Big East. I have been to many games between the teams. There are many students from the Pittsburgh area that go to VT because we are so close.

ononotagain said...

here is the article I refer to above.. KILLOLOGY

Q Jordon said...

The gun debate rages onward. I am pro gun as well, but then again, we will always have the issue of the clinically insane obtaining guns.

Whether by missed background checks, or simply by picking up an illegal weapon that has been stolen out of a person's home, a gun can and will find its way to those that are not deserving to own one.

I fear for the day when guns will be taken out of the hands of law-biding citizens, then the government will truly have taken the second most important right away from us.

A pity some people do not understand the concept of private gun ownership, nor do they understand the reason it is important to maintain.

Anonymous said...

Guns don't kill people...
People kill people!

Stronger gun control laws only affect the honest people. Just like drugs ( illegal) yet they are out there huh? Bad people (criminals) will always get them and anything else that is illegal!

Shall we ban everything that can be used to kill someone? Archery, cars, planes, trains, knifes, swords, bats, rocks, sticks, bricks....even WATER?

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