17 people dead, mostly children. 18 school shootings in seven weeks. The first seven weeks.
When you flood the street with weapons designed to kill people, a lot of people are going to be killed. This is not rocket science.
If you want a hunting rifle, fine. If you want a hand gun, maybe, but only after you explain why. In detail. But if you want an assault rifle, then you are either someone who is planning to murder, or someone who has the desire to murder. That is the only reason to possess those weapons, and the only reason to desire to have them. When you practice at the shooting range with an AR-15, you are not practicing to shoot deer. You are practicing to shoot people. That is intent to murder, in my book.
If you want to practice with intent to murder, then join the military. Weapons designed for the battlefield have no place in civilized society or in the hands of civilians. If you are so fearful that you think you need an arsenal for protection, then do us all a favor and check yourself into the nearest mental health facility. Please. Before your paranoia gets someone killed.
I’m sick of debating the Second Amendment with the gun fondlers. The Second Amendment arose at a time when we needed a well regulated civilian militia to maintain law and order against enemies of the state. We now have law enforcement and the National Guard to serve that purpose. If you don’t think that is good enough and you feel you have the right to own an assault weapon for your protection, then you are the enemy of the state. You are what the Second Amendment was designed to protect the rest of us against.
So I’m done. If you want to live in a heavily armed society, then 18 school shootings in seven weeks is the price. That is your price, the cost of which is borne by the blood of children and the innocent. So the time for debate is over. It is now the time for shame. Shame on the NRA, shame on the gun fondlers, shame on the Second Amendment scholars, shame on them all. And if you are one of them, shame on you.