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I’m Tired of Writing This Stuff

Guns. I own a gun. It’s a 12-gauge Remington 870 shotgun. I’ve had it for over fifteen years now. It sits in the corner of my bedroom. It’s not loaded. (Or is it?) I didn’t buy it. It was a Christmas gift back when I was in high school. A gift from a man who I have a hard time thinking about these days. This probably sways my opinion on the matter, without me even realizing it.

I just looked through my posts from the past four years and found four instances where I’ve written about this subject before. Seems like four times too many. Do I believe in the Second Amendment? Yes, I believe in the Second Amendment as how our Four-Fathers would have us believe in it. What does this mean? I have no idea. But, guess what? Neither do you.

One thing I can appreciate is the coverage of the army veteran shot seven times trying to save students. I haven’t heard such coverage in the past, but that may be because it doesn’t happen, at least not enough. Either way, good to see, the coverage.

I am, however, not sure about the comparison between the veteran and the young man from Irving, TX who was arrested for bringing a homemade clock to school. I believe the veteran was still in surgery when people started complaining about Obama not inviting him to the White House. I guess a heroic story just isn’t good enough for some people.

What about all this talk about the gunman being Muslim? Where did that come from? Every time I hear something like this I think “research!”. I wish more people would think this way instead of just taking their Facebook friend’s word as is. NOWHERE have a seen a reference to this man being a Muslim. Let me tell you something, non-Christian doesn’t automatically mean Muslim. Get over yourselves.

They are saying “Forget the gunman, remember the hero”. I think it would be better “Forget your agenda, remember the hero” or something like that. Also, I’m not sure if we should “forget the gunman” anyway. This man is also a victim. Of what? I’m not sure yet, but a person that does something like this has to be a victim of something. Don’t glorify anything that this man did, but remember him in a way that will help prevent others like him from doing more harm.

According to a statistic that seems awfully untrue, there has been forty-five school shootings in the United States so far this year. There is a problem that’s not going to get fixed by arguing. Let’s talk about it, and then do something, whataya say?

I think I’m done rambling now.

Previous Post On This Subject

Boston (For lack of a better title)

I’m Not Afraid (City for Ain’t Skeerd)

I’m Sorry, BUT Are You Serious?

I Hear Tickets For The Gun Show Are Too Cheap

2 thoughts on “I’m Tired of Writing This Stuff

  1. It’s so unfortunate that this continues to happen. I am not sure what the solution is, I doubt anyone is really but we all know something needs to be done. Great point of view, thanks for sharing

  2. The only way people aren’t going to want guns is for no-one to have them. And sadly, that’s not going to happen.

    Here in the UK, there isn’t the same gun culture as in the US, but we have significantly higher knife crime. Probably because to some people, having some sort of weapon is necessary to their sense of self.

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