Sunday, December 16, 2012

In Guns We Trust

In God Guns We Trust

The Sandy Hook Tragedy

The sign along the north-bound lanes of the 99 Freeway, a few miles from Fresno, CA. read: “Guns . . . Next exit.” Another one claims, “Gun Shows Today” (With the American Flag as the background) Children 12 and under are free. 

Aren’t you proud to be an American? 

I believe we should re-examine our love affair (sick romance, actually) with guns. They don’t protect us from stupid acts. Guns are toys in America. Guns are a dangerous hobby. Guns are a macho accessory. America needs to restrain gun access and ownership, period.

The NRA (National Rifle Association) is brainwashing America through fear and division. All the Osama Bin Ladens of the world love the NRA. Why do we need terrorists, if we are killing ourselves with our millions of guns? (There are 310 millions of non-military firearms in America.) In six years, sixty thousand people were murdered in the U. S. by firearms.

The second amendment no longer applies as it is written and should be repealed. The second amendment was introduced in 1789, over two hundred years ago. It needs to be amended, corrected or improved. If all members in Congress were allowed to bear arms they would kill each other and Congress wouldn’t exist. It is time to change our sacred Constitution. 

The NRA is one of the most influential lobbying groups in America. They have enormous power over politicians. They pay the politicians to remain silent. The NRA is a controlling mafia. The NRA has no reason to exist. The NRA reminds me of the tobacco industry (those lying bastards) NRA represents money, not protection. My views on the NRA and distaste for the organization are clear. I know this organization is damaging our country. I express my little opinions with passion, and it’s inevitable that some of you, will passionately disagree with them (my opinions.)

If everybody had a gun every simple argument would often end with a death. If gun ownership is supposed to be a civil liberty, it is doing the opposite, it's enslaving us.

Our hearts are broken; our minds divided, and our souls claim for peace and change. 

From a recent tragedy emerged a lost, sick individual, and from it, it also emerged many loving, protective teachers and amazing forgiving parents. The world is full of anonymous heroes. I know that America is resilient and strong, but I still don’t know if human resiliency is a virtue. But one thing’s for sure; we must never forget tragedies like this.

I'm sure all children in the world are sharing this thought with me now . . .  "Guns suck!" 

There are many mentally unbalanced persons in the world, and they will always exist. Things are not much different from thousands of years ago. 

Cain and Abel are still with us. The only difference is that instead of bones, we now use guns.

God Save America. (From Americans)

Edmundo Barraza
Visalia, CA. 12-16-2012