Today is a very sad day. Yet another shooting has occurred, this time in Newton, Connecticut. My heart, thoughts and prayers go out to all of the family and friends of those killed and otherwise harmed in this ordeal. This one is especially pulling at peoples heart-strings, as it’s mostly children from the ages of 6 to 10 that have been harmed. 27 killed, mostly children.
A celebrity tweeted, about noon today ~ [Screw] the NRA and the cowardly politicians who refuse to do a single [gosh darn] thing about gun violence in America.
It was because of this tweet that I found out what was going on. I first read it and thought sure, he’s right. I never thought a single thing about it, until I started reading the comments beneath that update. (I saw this “tweet” as an update on Facebook.) At last count there were about 300 comments. About 45% of these were in support of what Wil Wheaton said, and 45% were ANGRILY against it. The other 10% were well-behaved people, who were open to have a discussion. These are about the same numbers that we see spread throughout the entire United States. (In my opinion.) I don’t want to brag, but I think I fall in the 10%. I’d like to have a discussion about this kind of stuff, maybe work toward a solution that would be beneficial to all people. That’s very hard to do when 90% of people are unwilling to keep their traps shut for a few minutes, and just listen.
I’m going to defend Mr. Wheaton – to a point. I also disagree with the NRA, but I’m not sure how much, if any, at fault they are here. I also think most politicians are cowardly – and not the lion type. I also think we should strive to find common ground in attempting to fix the gun violence issues in our country. Now, having said that…neither Wil nor I said anything about GUN CONTROL. So, why do over zealous idiots always jump to defend such things? Here is a very small sampling of some of the comments Mr. Wheaton was receiving.
Guns don’t kill people, people kill people.
Making guns illegal will take them off the street? Oh, I better go do some meth and heroin then.
We should make rocks illegal, cause that’s what Cain killed Able with.
That gun free zone that school was in sure helped, didn’t it?
Do you blame the car for car crashes?
How do ANY of these statements help the situation? These aren’t even adequate arguments, as far as I’m concerned. Yes, people kill people. BUT, sometimes people kill people with guns. Shocker, right? If the perpetrator had knives, or rocks (like what Cain used) instead of guns….how many innocent children would have suffered? A fair guess would be, not as many.
Do you blame a car for car crashes? How many people have bought a car…with the intent of running someone over with it? Dumb. Dumb. Dumb. Oh, and that Meth and Heroin thing. Are you insinuating that we should make these substances, that may kill more people than guns do yearly, legal? NO, you’re just being a smart ass imbecile that doesn’t actually want to help, aren’t you? (Sorry about that. I get passionate sometimes.)
I have no words for the “gun free zone” comment.
I would like to thank, roughly, 150 people for taking the focus off of these suffering family’s and putting it where it needs to be…your 2nd amendment rights. And yes, I realize, Wheaton (and maybe myself) did the same thing. So, I would also like to thank, roughly, 150 (and one) people for doing the same thing with Gun Control.
Please pray for these family’s, and try to focus on the real problems around us, whatever they may be.
Take heed that ye despise not one of these little ones; for I say unto you, That in heaven their angels do always behold the face of my Father which is in heaven. ~ Matthew 18: 10