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Newtown, CT: Another Day - Another Mass Shooting..
My heart is breaking - once again - for the victims and their families - AND for the surviving children and THEIR families. Basically - the lives of the entire community of Newtown - 30,000 inhabitants - will never be the same again. Ever!
I am also angry. The twenty-year-old shooter, Adam Lanzer - was armed to the teeth! Let's see...a Glock automatic pistol, a Sig Sauer automatic pistol, and - oh, yes - a Bushmaster 223 AR-15 automatic rifle!
It's Christmas - perhaps he also had a Partridge in a Pear Tree? Or...are those a 'PROTECTED SPECIES' - unlike our children, apparently..
I'm just so sick and tired of hearing about how the Founding Fathers could do no wrong and could clearly see hundreds of years into the future!
Even the suggestion of gun control makes the rabid NRA supporters start frothing at the mouth and reaching for their impressive arsenal of weaponry, wealth and power - in order to keep the whining, unpatriotic 'tree huggers' intimdated and quiet!
Rabid NRA Defenders..
I've had it up-to-here with those same rabid NRA supporters who start screaming that people are 'using' these tragedies in order to 'politicize' the issue of gun control.
Politicize? Oh, yes - and it's a wickedly devious agenda: Attempting to stem the flow of innocent blood running freely - and far too easily - through the streets of America!
It begs the question: Do these staunch NRA supporters happen to notice - or care - that innocent people are dying, en mass - and with an alarming increase in frequency?
And last but not least - I am sick and tired of hearing that it's the 'person's' fault - NOT the gun's!
Why then, in New York - did they feel it worthwhile to BAN Slurpee's over 16 ounces? BANNED! Apparently, Slurpee's are dangerous for the health and welfare of the general population at large and steps were taken to, ahem, protect them...(OY)..
Buuuut, wait - why doesn't the exact same premise hold true? Isn't it the PERSON'S fault - NOT the Slurpee's?
And yet - in spite of this argument - Slurpee's ARE banned! Hmmmmmm....
Allow Me to Break it Down...
Between the years of 1966 and 1999 - 33 years - there were a grand total ofFOUR mass shootings in The United States of America - including Columbine..
And - Those were the good old days!
Here are the stats for 2012 ALONE:
DECEMBER 14, 2012: NEWTOWN, CONNECTICUT - ADAM LANZER, 20, KILLS 27 - INCLUDING HIMSELF AT AN ELEMENTARY SCHOOL..
January 10, 2012: Philadelphia, PA - Three dead, one injured when someone opened fire on the car they were in..
February 21, 2012: Norcross, GA - Jeong Soo Paek kills five - including himself - in a spa..
February 27, 2012: Chardon, Ohio - T.J. Lane, 17, kills three, injures two in a school cafeteria..
March 30, 2012: Miami, FL - Two dead, twelve injured during a drive-by shooting at a funeral..
April 2, 2012: Oakland, CA - L. Goh, 43, kills seven, injures three at Oikos University..
April 6, 2012: Tulsa, OK - Jake England, 19, and Alvin Watts, 32 , kills three, injures two...
May 29, 2012: Seattle, WA - Ian Stawicki, 40, kills 6 - including himself - at a cafe..
July 20, 2012: Aurora, Colorado: James Holmes, 24 - kills twelve, injures sixty at a movie theater..
August 5, 2012: Oak Creek, WI - Wade Michael Page, 40, kills eight - including himself - at a Sikh Temple..
August 13, 2012: College Station, Texas - Thomas Caffell kills three on the campus of Texas A&M University...
August 24, 2012: New York, NY - Jeffrey Johnson kills one, injures nine near the Empire State Building...
September 28, 2012: Minneapolis, MN - Andrew Engeldinge, 36, kills six - including himself - at his ex-job..
October 21, 2012: Milwaukee, WI - Radcliffe Haughton, 45, kills 4 - including himself and his wife - at a spa...
November 6, 2012: San Francisco, CA - Lawrence Jones, 42, kills 3 - including himself - at his ex-job..
December 12, 2012: Clackamas, Oregon - Jacob Tyler Roberts, 22, kills three - including himself - at a shopping center..
SIXTEEN mass shootings in 2012 alone...to date..
It has become abundantly clear that whatever those NRA supporters are protecting - it's NOT the health and welfare of the general population at large...
I'm thinking that it's a terrible shame that the Founding Fathers didn't have a fondness for Slurpees - and not guns!
Is it Time to Implement Automatic Gun Control Measures?
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Thanks for taking the time! Stand up for your RIGHTS and SHARE if you CARE..