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The NRA's idea of a solution of having more weapons will stop these massacres is totally insane. Having live in a environment (Vietnam) where everyone was armed I can say that it leads to more death and destruction than not. I am not talking about actual combat. We had 4 people gunned down and killed in a poker game when a loser in that game got angry. We had several accidents that wounded people with one resulting in a death. This is supposedly by people trained in the safe use of firearms. Stateside there was no accidents or deaths because the weapons were locked up. I personally do not own a weapon for two reasons. I know that with weapons accidents happen and is more likely than being in a situation where I need to protect myself. Second ever once in a while I think someone needs shooting like when I talk to one of these NRA types who think there is no need for any gun restrictions and can stand by and watch 6 and 7 year old be massacred. This is my Latest LTE to my local newspaper.

The massacre of 20 six and seven year old children and eight adults in Connecticut is just another in a long series of massacres. The NRA and the people who believe that semi-automatic military assault rifles should be legal are telling us that the problem is video games or the decline of civilization and the canard that guns do not kill people, people kill people.

These massacres go back way before video games.

The history of humanity in all civilizations has recorded massacres

Would you want to be in a room with an armed or an unarmed lunatic?

These are just deflections from the real problem which is the insane have access to semi-automatic military assault weapons.

The NRA and their adherents believe that there is nothing to be done because it interferes with their right to own semi-automatic military assault weapons. They will not say it out loud but they believe the victims of these massacres are just collateral damage.

I wish for once they were honest and be upfront about this. Maybe they should build monuments to the victims of these bloodbaths. Did these six and seven year olds pay with their lives for these the right of these people to caress their semi-automatic military assault weapons? By their thinking are not these children the same as those who gave their lives in war?

This is the logic of doing nothing. Yes, it is insane. It is way past time to act.

If you are going to write an LTE feel free to steal anything from my letter.

Originally posted to Jlukes on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 03:38 AM PST.

Also republished by Bending the Buzz.

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  •  It is time to act (5+ / 0-)

    The slaughter of innocents must stop!

    Join the War on Thinking. Watch Fox News- John Lucas

    by Jlukes on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 03:36:24 AM PST

  •  as long as they make a profit, they won't care (2+ / 0-)
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    Jlukes, exterris

    This is a simple economic equation for them.

    They make a huge profit from selling guns.  Other people pay the price for any damage or death that ensues.

    The victims are even forbidden by law from suing them.  (Thanks again, Bush.)

    Why on earth would they give a fuck about someone else's kids being slaughtered?  

  •  The Defense complex thinks the same way. (1+ / 0-)
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    Jlukes

    Read Shock Doctrine and this picture completes itself.

    "Time is for careful people, not passionate ones."

    "Life without emotions is like an engine without fuel."

    by roseeriter on Sat Dec 22, 2012 at 03:56:50 AM PST

  •  A While Back... (2+ / 0-)
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    Jlukes, Miggles

    ...after the Aurora Theater massacre, I posted this question on my Face Book page:

    "Yes or No Question: Is a periodic massacre of innocent people an acceptable trade off for the unrestricted right to own firearms and other lethal weaponry?"

    Surprisingly neough (not) I only had four replys.  Two said "No," 1 answered with a simple "Yes," and 1 person gave a hedged response of "no but your question is simplistic...yada, yada, yada."

    I like to suggest more people ask this question.  My take is that the "Pro-Gun" people are at heart nothing more than a bunch of cowards and bullies, all talk and bluff.  Challenge them, force them into answering simple questions like this one, and they melt away.

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