Suspected Terrorists Allowed to Buy Assault Weapons???

When I was a kid, the only guns I ever saw were in cowboy movies. And they were used to kill the “bad guys” who came to town, ranches or homesteads. Growing up in a suburb of Chicago, it was nowhere in my consciousness to kill anything for protection or sport. My dad owned a grocery store so he certainly didn’t need to go hunting in order to feed us. To this day, I don’t understand why people kill animals for sport, especially if they have no intention of eating them. But most of all, I don’t understand how we have become such a fear-driven society that feels compelled to protect ourselves from our neighbors with guns. Especially, semi-automatic weapons.

Here’s what Stephen King had to say on the subject:

“I have nothing against gun owners, sport shooters or hunters, but semi-automatic weapons have only two purposes. One is that owners can take them to the shooting range once in a while, yell yeehaw and get all horny at the rapid fire and burning vapour spurting from the end of the barrel. The other use … their only other use … is to kill people.”

Sunday night, President Obama said during his Oval Office speech: “Congress should act to make sure no one on a no-fly list is able to buy a gun. What could possibly be the argument for allowing a terrorist suspect to buy a semi-automatic weapon? This is a matter of national security.”

Republicans reject that argument.

Until laws are changed and implemented, mass shootings will continue to be the norm in the USA.

 

 

 

2 Comments

  1. Hi Jeri, You have posted and worked very hard on your new Killing website. Killing you is killing me is an excellent title! Thanks for sharing it with Glenys and Ed! Cheers and a very Happy New Year to you and Dave!

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