But enough of that. Here is the reason for this post. Yet again we have had a mass shooting in the US of A, not far off from the one 2 months ago and 2 months before that and 2 months before that and so on and so on and so on. The routine of our country. People going on about their ordinary lives of going to the movies, a restaurant, a walk...school...not feeling secure that some madman with a gun ...or seven...who is clearly not well in the head, because how could anyone do this if they are not crazy, comes by and starts randomly picking people off. Nice. The guy in Oregon was crazy as a loon, he had learning disabilities and behavioral issues all his life yet HE WAS STILL ABLE TO BUY SEVEN, NOT ONE, NOT TWO, BUT SEVEN GUNS. How hard is this to get? The second amendment of our constitution does NOT say we can all own guns, it talks about a citizens' militia to defend the country against invasion, written at a time when we had just won a war of independence.
We are a very long way from that time and place. Yet the politicians kowtow to the NRA because they back their campaigns and elections, anything for money...except maybe one day it will be their granddaughter. Too late.
I never thought the NRA could be beaten, they are that powerful but then I read this post from our friend Jane which, unfortunately, has come at a very opportune moment.
I thought change would surely come after the Newtown massacre. How can the murder of twenty six year olds not be a wake up call? How many more have we had since then because nothing changed?
I am more afraid of the nutcase with a gun in my country than any terrorist.
Please sign the petition because this madness needs to stop:
As President Obama once very eloquently said:
Change will not come if we wait for some other person or some other time. We are the ones we've been waiting for. We are the change that we seek.
And yes, by all means...pray.