Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Gun Control in America - Santa's Got a Gun, too!

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Santa Claus holding a gun with five other woman also holding guns



Does anyone truly believe that any meaningful change is going to happen soon regarding gun control in America? As the most powerful lobby group in America, the NRA isn't going to give up anytime soon on promoting the right of all Americans to bear arms in shopping malls, universities, hospitals, elementary schools, libraries, Highway I-95, McDonald's, hell - anywhere! It's in the Constitution people!

Knoxville gun show lineup of people buying guns
Knoxville Gun Show Dec 28, 2012


This is the routine in America. There's a massacre with 32 dead, 20 injured and everyone cries and clutches flowers, candles and each other at midnight vigils, then angrily demand change with protest marches, online petitions and television campaigns before the din gradually dies down and everything goes back to normal. Then, months later, there's another massacre with 40 dead and 18 injured and everyone cries and clutches flowers, candles and each other at midnight vigils before demanding change with protest marches, online petitions and television campaigns.  The din gradually dies down and everything goes back to normal until there's another slaughter with 12 dead and 20 injured..........and on it goes. At the same time, 260 children have died in Chicago alone over the past 3 years due to gun violence. When will the carnage end?


Knoxville crowded gun shop
Knoxville - gun sales were high
After the Sandy Hook shooting, America's largest firearms dealer, Brownells, sold 3.5 years worth of arms and ammunition in just 3 days.  The manufacturers had no spare ammunition on the shelves because they just couldn't keep up with the orders. Yes, there was such a rush on army assault weapons and high-capacity bullet magazines at local gun shops that people got stuck in the doors on the way in. With all the panic, you would have imagined terrorists were assembling on the tarmac at La Guardia ready to stage another phony 9/11.  After a shooting at a cinema in Aurora, Colorado last August, killing 12 and wounding 58, sales of guns also rose by 41 per cent.  No wonder the NRA doesn't want to limit gun sales.

bullets lying on table
The same bullets that killed 20 children in Connecticut
Today in America, the bogeyman is rarely a lone gunman who comes from Iran or Pakistan or Russia, someone with a beef against Americans, but that's what the government's propaganda ministers would have us believe. No. The danger is the patriot who lives next door: the dumb cake who has spent 15 years in super max for assault, with just a steel toilet for reading material and gummy bears for dessert and who is now insane, newly released, and newly living next door. And with a big axe to grind and no viable means of employment. Or the guy who just got sacked after 25 years working for the same tyrannical boss. Or the boy who's been bullied in school for the past five years by spotty losers. There's very little difficulty in finding a gun to match the beef and the venue to fire the rounds.

Americans need to re-examine their cultural values and the type of society they want to live in, especially when the pigs at the top are, as usual, cashing in on all the tragedy.