Gun rights/gun wrongs

Assault weapons don't kill, unarmed people do.

Assault weapons don’t kill, unarmed people do. (Photo credit: DonkeyHotey)

Gun rights are guaranteed by the Second Amendment while gun wrongs are guaranteed by the NRA. 30,000+ Americans die every year while far fewer die annually by acts of terrorism and our wars against terrorism. Why do we sacrifice so many lives to prevent random acts of terror? Partly because gun sales and wars are so profitable for some and partly because we don’t value the people who die. We put a higher value on the unborn than we do on the living. There is also the fear factor: fear of change, fear of the unknown and the pseudo fear of our own government whipped up for profit by the fear mongers on the right.

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2 thoughts on “Gun rights/gun wrongs

  1. “30,000+ Americans die every year while far fewer die annually by acts of terrorism and our wars against terrorism.”

    A large number of those 30K people commit suicide and would commit suicide even if a gun was not available. Most people, even seriously depressed people, realize that using a gun is not “a cry for help.” They mean it.

    Therefore you would prefer they kill themselves by some other means, often a means far more gruesome and painful, e.g., like hanging themselves and taking a few minutes of struggle before unconsciousness ends it.

    You are so kind and gentle.

    “Why do we sacrifice so many lives to prevent random acts of terror? Partly because gun sales and wars are so profitable for some and partly because we don’t value the people who die.”

    The personal firearms industry in the U.S. is 1/100th the size of the pharmaceutical industry. Some individual pharmaceutical companies are themselves individually many times larger than the entire personal firearms industry. Want to guess who can afford to buy more “represenatation” in Congress?

    How many kids are on various psychoactive drugs, many for ADHD? Ever heard any of the serious side effects? Ever wonder why so many mass murderers were using one of these drugs, or withdrawing from them, when they killed? Nope – not likely to given how powerful the drug industry is.

    Americans use firearms somewhere between 100,000 and 2,500,000 times a year (depending on who’s research you believe). That is a lot of lives saved, no matter how you count them.

    Guns are used for good and evil. That is simply a fact. Statistics say that the good use in the U.S. by private citizens far outweighs the bad use, mostly by criminals fighting over turf to sell illegal drugs and inner city gang bangers with dark complexions the Democrats don’t give a damn about as long as the votes get delivered.

    lwk
    free2beinamerica2.wordpress.com

    • Thanks for your comment. In states with restrictive gun laws, suicides decrease. In my former hometown, Chicago, the white suburbs don’r care how many blacks kill each other as long as they do it in their home areas. Drugs are a whole another and different subject. It is not possible for a disturbed individual to enter a crowd and kill many others with a bottle of pills.

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