Last Thoughts On Guns

This is a wasted attempt on my part because most people have made up their closed minds on the gun issue.

Most of us do not give a sh*t one way or the other……beyond ‘thoughts and prayers’ and we move on to the next “jackass Movie……

A few useless charts for your consumption…..

Americans have blamed many culprits, from mental illness to inadequate security, for the tragic mass shootings that are occurring with increasing frequency in schools, offices and theaters across the U.S.

The latest, which occurred on May 24, 2022, at a Texas elementary school and left at least 19 children and two teachers dead, was the 213th mass shooting this year – and the 27th that took place in a school.

Yet during much of America’s ongoing conversation about the root causes of gun violence, the makers of guns have typically escaped scrutiny. As a public health researcher, I find this odd, because evidence shows that the culture around guns contributes significantly to gun violence. And firearm manufacturers have played a major role in influencing American gun culture.

That’s beginning to change, particularly since the US$73 million settlement between the families of victims of the 2012 Sandy Hook Elementary School shooting and the maker of the rifle used in the massacre. This may open the door for more lawsuits against firearm manufacturers.

Now my last thought…..

***Please this is someone’s opinion…..I offer it as a closing thought not an endorsement***

It’s obviously a damning statement that killing children in their schoolhouses, churchgoers in their churches and Black and Latino people in the places where they shop is something that happens with relative frequency in the United States. What’s even more damning, however, is that so many politicians essentially support this sociopathic behavior. Sure, they may make statements deploring the bloodshed and tragedy, but they sure as hell don’t do a damn thing about ending it. In their minds, there is nothing to be done about men (yes, it’s usually men) walking into a school wearing a bulletproof vest and carrying an arsenal more suitable to an invading soldier and murdering a couple dozen people. Then again, politicians claim there is also nothing to be done about hiring young men, arming them to the teeth and sending them off to kick in the doors of innocent families and killing everyone inside. It’s American democracy, goddammit. Take it in the face or we’ll kill you.

This is a country built on violence and determined to survive by violence or take the world down with it. It consistently rejects peace talks in favor of war, nonviolent approaches to crime in favor of killer cops, and open borders in favor of heavily militarized border enforcement. Then it cries when its children are killed. Then it sells more guns. It’s a twisted place to live and most of its residents have no clue how twisted.

Ban the Damn Guns

No more needs saying…..that is until the next time of a mass shooting….and the manure begins all over again.

Turn The Page!

I Read, I Write, You Know

“lego ergo scribo”


13 thoughts on “Last Thoughts On Guns

  1. I agree with most of this but I do take exception to the comment about the heavily militarized borders. I don’t think it is possible to militarize those borders strongly enough. In fact, I would not worry about building a wall. I would dig a deep moat and fill it with water and hungry crocodiles.

    1. I am sure someone can make the case that the borders are a problem…. but guns sold in this country are getting outrageous….chuq

      1. Guns being sold in this country have been outrageous for a long time. We need to get every damned Republican out of our government for awhile at least until something can be done about the guns.

  2. Sadly, an intelligent approach through our political system seems improbable – NOT impossible. As for the comment about the border, it speaks for itself…you know, the imaginary “storming of the fences” that somehow never happened after the election…

  3. Hitting the gun makers in the wallet sounds like a good plan. Class actions could force some rethink about ‘glorification’ advertising.
    Best wishes, Pete.

  4. The fact that our politicians are so deep in the pockets of those who manufacture and promote gun ownership they cannot make not one concession to protect our citizens does not bode well for our future. Like anything else, follow the money…and the people be damned.

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