“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”
The Second Amendment, the United States Constitution
The United States of America is supposedly the greatest country in the world. It takes responsibility to change the world. It fights for establishing democracies so that people around the world have the freedom to think, say and wear whatever they want to. It also fights to establish free markets. (No sarcasm here. Without a free market economy, you cannot have a free thinking society. I believe that too.)
While the United States of America has the capacity to change the direction in which the earth rotates, it has failed to prevent one particular thing in its own backyard: gun violence.
I would not bore you with the data. The data is there for all those who want to see. The number of suicides. Domestic violence. School shootings. I often wonder why, oh why, the United States of America with all its capabilities is failing to prevent gun violence. Why doesn’t it just ban or super-regulate gun ownership?
Lack of political will? Lack of understanding on the part of the people?
I just don’t understand. We do not try to solve the drug issue by producing more drugs, do we? Why then the need for more guns to prevent gun violence?
The Constitution of any country is of its people, by its people and for its people. But what about those that died for no fault of theirs? Would they just be turned into a gun violence statistic? A data point to argue over?
America, please ban the gun. They deserved so much better. The future victims of gun violence also deserve better. Remember this.
I pray for all the victims there. For El Paso, Texas. For Daytona, Ohio.
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