I was reflecting a bit on the answer to the problems we have related to gun violence in the US, and here’s what I’ve decided.
On one hand, it is our constitutional right to bear arms. On the other hand, that amendment could be interpreted to mean only when foreign enemies are attacking us on our soil. Yet another interpretation could be that the entire amendment was written so long ago it is now irrelevant and needs to be revised (another great thing about our constitution is that it was written to be changed). My friend Craig had a good point, though: that if he could carry a concealed weapon and was in that theater, it’s very possible that only one or two people would have died.
Whatever your stance on guns is, one would have to agree that there are many other countries with just as many guns and not nearly as many tragic incidents like that which happened in Aurora, Colorado today. So, if it’s not the guns, what could it be?
My answer: too many fucking idiots.
Craig was right. Guns are great when smart, responsible people are the only ones allowed to carry them, and since guns aren’t going away, it’s clear that we have to eliminate the idiots. How do you do that? Birth Control. Free. For everyone. And stop making it against peoples’ religion. Republicans want everyone to be able to have a gun, but they also want everyone to have a truckload of babies. You can’t have both, GOP. Pro life or pro gun. Pick one.