Regrettably, I believe Rob, Jeff &
Wayne reflect the common American's position: in the same way that
the price of being Scandinavian is high taxes; the price of being
Haitian is poverty etc, the price of being American is acceptance
I doubt that anything will really change after the vigils, candles
& hand-wringing is over.
On 12/16/2012 8:23 PM, Robert Hansen wrote:
I agree with all of my dad's points, save
one. Restrictions on nuclear weapons are, in my opinion,
not infringements. For one thing, nukes are not weapons
individuals can bear, so they are arguably not "arms" within
the meaning of the Second Amendment.
I don't think explosives was ever a consideration though
ammunition does require powder. In my opinion, arms obviously
meant guns and has always meant guns.
People think this is new. Sadly, it isn't. In 1937 a monster
every bit the equal to this one blew up an elementary school in
Bath Michigan, killing 38 children.
In Japan and China they use knives.
If it isn't guns, bombs, knives or poison then these monsters
just use their bare hands and strangle them, one at a time.
Obama spoke tonight...
"We can't accept events like this as routine. Are we really
prepared to say that we're powerless in the face of such
carnage?" Obama said. That the politics are too hard? Are we
prepared to say that such violence visited on our children year,
after year, after year is somehow the price of our freedom?"
Yeah, unfortunately, this is the price we pay for freedom. We
can't even keep gang members off the street. How the hell are we
going to put enough "odd" people under surveillance just hoping
to stop the rarest of sickos like this monster?
Considering the number of gun deaths in Illinois, I wasn't
even aware they had a ban on guns. More people are murdered in
Chicago, with guns, than troops dying in Afghanistan. A lot
more. What kind of gun ban is that?
Just like education, if we want to understand how other
countries achieve lower murder rates (there actually isn't that
many of them) then go examine them to see how they achieve lower
murder rates. I don't think it hinges on a lack of guns, though
I could see the lack of interest in guns (in those countries)
hinging on not being worried as much about being killed.