Monday, January 10, 2011

Guns don't kill but they make killing a hell of a lot easier!

In these days after the shooting of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and 19 others in which 6 died including a 9 year old girl we are hearing and reading much about the tone of our political discourse.

But what about our love affair with guns in this country?

I know guns don't kill people, people do but guns make it a hell of a lot easier. Jared Lee Loughner was not going to stab 20 people to death or bludgeon 20 people with a baseball bat unless they all stood still and waited their turn to die.

We have to blame Arizona's almost non existent guns law for this lunatics rampage. In Arizona it seems that the only thing needed to buy a gun is the ability to fog up a mirror.

No permit or license is needed to own a gun in Arizona. No permit is needed to carry a concealed weapon either?????

It took all of 15 minutes for Jared Lee Loughner to buy the pistol and 31 round clip he used to shoot 20 people. It took less than 8 seconds to fire the entire clip.

8 seconds! Why the @@#$ does a civilian need to be able to fire 31 rounds in 8 seconds?!?!

I don't want to hear the bs about if someone at the event had a gun this massacre would not have happened either. All that would have happened is that instead of one person shooting people you would have had two and then when the cops got there they would have had no idea what the hell was going on.

When are we as a people going to grow up and realize the damage that guns do? The answer it appears is no time soon. God HELP America.

George Cook Author of the Kindle book Let's Talk Honestly: One Black Man's Thouhts $1.50


Anonymous said...

Read Gary Klecks study on Guns and violence in America, you will see the actual statistic from the ATF, FBI and your local jurisdictions and you will see the truth, owning guns does thwart crime!! The people that prey on other people will always do so, with guns or not, the gun is an equalizer, and STOPS over 2 million crimes a years and with the increase of guns in society the percentage of accidental shootings has gone down since 1954, I ask you to read his book, he is a criminologist professor in Florida and was anti gun until he started his research, I dont pretend to be an authority and may have some dates wrong but read his book, know the truth through him and his colleges.
As long as there are people smuggling drugs over the borders they will smuggle guns to the criminals as well, only the legal citizen disarmed will have no gun and no way to protect themselves or there families.

Anonymous said...
Why do we need more guns/Aren't there enough already.Until Americans get over this wild wild west mentality the guns are only going to kill us.When is the invasion that we need all the guns taking place?