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.
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