Thursday, June 23, 2016

What A Sad Country This Is

Every day, in America, people are shot and killed. Every single day.

Sometimes in large numbers.

Men, women, black, white, brown, young and old, straight and gay.

Children, for Christ's sake.

All human beings.

Some of these shootings are "accidental". Whatever that means.

I mean, somebody bought the gun. Was that the "accident"?

Of course, we will never get rid of all guns. Because, uh, Jesus? And that part of the Second Amendment that people like to quote. Not the entire Amendment, not the "well regulated" part.

But what about assault rifles?

No hunter needs what is essentially a military weapon. And no sane person needs one for self-defense.

But apparently some of us still believe that they do.

America is perhaps most exceptional in the weirdness, some might call it madness, of our people.

Therefore, I suppose it should come as no surprise that a lunatic is running for President and no one bats an eye. In fact, his supporters--a proven majority of his party--revel in his lunacy. And rabid gun lovin' is a large part of their lunacy.

I'm constantly reminded that the solutions to some of our problems are really very simple.

And yet we do nothing.

That's what is really sad.

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