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    Everyone's nervous about the proliferation of weapons of mass destruction because the chances of us being wiped out as a species rises with the simple presence of these weapons. It disturbs me that it's hard for some people to see how this relates to the proliferation of guns. The stats tell the story; where there are guns, there are bullets with names written on them. The more bullets, the more names...

    I grew up during the end of the cold war when the world was obsessed with 99 Luftballoons and shit. Some of us had a thing called nuclear anxiety and we were right to be that nervous because those bombs were in theory, big fucking guns that would take all our heads off in one swoop. You could no longer rationalize that some people were just in the wrong place at the wrong time or perhaps the leaders of the world needed mental help. You couldn't blame the victims by saying that they shouldn't have been with an abusive partner or pissed off the wrong guy. EVERYBODY ass was gonna get fried.

    We need to take the nuclear approach to the proliferation of guns in America because as far as I'm concerned, the randomness at which people die by guns is just as frightening. It's terrorism. I'm almost afraid to go out. I'm sizing up everyone in the store sometimes, trying to figure out who looks shifty, like they're gonna start randomly shooting. I catch myself doing this like when I was 8 and I would catch myself imagining a bomb burning up the playground suddenly and killing me and everyone in the city.

    "It's not enough to acknowledge privilege. You have to resist." -soothsayer

    by GenXangster on Mon Jan 07, 2013 at 07:07:28 AM PST

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