We were stunned once again as a country with the recent shootings in Connecticut. Safe at school or in a movie theater have become things of the past. Men, women and our most precious children are being gunned down by fellow countrymen. It’s sickening, but when you stop and think about it, we humans have been good at killing one another since then beginning of mankind.
Today’s assault rifles make slaughtering a dozen or more people nothing more than a tragic midway game at a carnival. It’s easy and sadly very effective. I support a person right to own a gun. I understand that some people want one or more. I understand that guns kill and I understand why I don’t feel the need to own one. I realize that we can’t place guards in every public building to protect us.
It took the latest massacre for me to say “enough.” Guns will be around, but semi-automatic killing machines should be banned. Forget your rights for a moment and remember the lonely and quiet homes whose rooms are filled with only memories of another senseless death.
Sure, we’ll move forward with our lives after the holidays, but our politicians will be reminded by mothers and fathers, aunts and uncles, brothers and sisters, grandmothers and grandfathers, many of whom own guns, that we as a nation must do what’s right. We must change laws to restrict the most lethal of firearms.