A new year and a new session of the Psi Phi (ΨΦ) Society…for those that do not know this has nothing to do the genre of SciFi…instead it is a group of academics that meet 4 times a year for a meal and some discussion on topics to be announced at the dinner.
Hard to believe it is Winter….we have had very little cold weather hardly any cool weather…..most temps have been in the 70s…low temps in the high 50s to high 60s…humidity about 94%…all in all just damn miserable for Winter.
Enough bitching ….onward…..
11 members of which 6 were in attendance…..the topic for discussion was America’s Obsession with guns….the draw was from the stainless bed pan and we were given 30 minutes to prepare our positions…..but not before we had a great meal and a bit of schmoozing…..
My belief is that there needs to be an actual discussion not just finger pointing that we have had in the past 30 years…probably longer….
Gun violence is a uniquely American problem that has left the rest of the world scratching their heads over how a country could choose guns over the lives of its citizens. We have looked at various aspects of this issue and here are some of our top articles from this year.
“For the first time in more than 20 years, Congress could approve federal funding to study gun violence, which kills nearly 40,000 Americans each year. A House bill approved Tuesday includes $25 million for research, split evenly between the National Institutes of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”
Think about this……40,000 Americans die by gun violence every year…..
I am not optimistic with Congress in the lead……meetings, studies, and hearings and NOTHING will change…so we are back to finger pointing…..and more Americans will die.
After several hours of argument…..we decided to let it go (for now)….after a snifter of Cognac the meeting broke up and the Spring session will be announced at a later date.
Always a joy to see old friends and have a good debate something should be tried in our country these days instead of resorting to name calling and insults…..if only.
Our Spring session will be planned by the Chi Xi (χξ) Circle and will be announced at a later date.
“lego ergo scribo”