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Because of this:

A well regulated militia being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms shall not be infringed.
Freedom, Liberty, Peace, and Justice have lost their meaning in the United States of America.

Let us remind ourselves of just a few  things the American People can no longer do with a confidence of safety, and assurance of survival for themselves or loved ones:

1) Drop your ten year old off at a piano lesson.

2) Ride a commuter train.

3) Eat at McDonalds,

4) or a Chinese Restaurant in San Francisco,

5) or a diner in Texas.

6) Go into work at the Post Office

7) or Wendy's

8) or an office building downtown,

9) or this one,

10) or this one.

11) Be the first to see the opening of a Hollywood Blockbuster.

12) Bring a precocious 9 yearold to a Safeway parking lot to meet her Congresswoman.

13) Christmas shopping in a mall in Nebraska,

14) or Oregon.

15) Go to a doctor's appointment,

16) or a Dental appointment.

17) Attend a University,

18) or a High School,

19) or an Amish Girls School,

20) or a grammer school.

As you can imagine, I could go on, but I won't ...

Do we have Freedom when an NRA empowered gunman can blow us away on our train ride home? Is Liberty assured when our meal at a fast-food restaurant could end with a bullet mid bite?  What Justice is there for theater goers dodging bullets in the dark from an assailant availing of his 2nd Amendment rights?

What Peace is there for a parent dropping their child off at school?

We have a problem we have ignored for far too long.  Is this the event that breaks the cycle of horror and sorrow, or do we accept that though circumstances require us to live in the Home of the Brave, we are exiled from the Land of the Free?

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