Another Mass Shooting of Innocent Children

A ten-year-old little girl at the Uvalde, Texas Elementary School that was not shot, rubbed on herself the blood of others so the shooter would pass her by! If that’s not one of the saddest things you’ve heard in a long while, you must have heard some pretty damn sad things!

The NRA has banned guns onsite at their Houston convention on Friday. I thought “guns don’t kill people, people do”! Oh, well. I guess slogans and Twitter-sized tropes aren’t always as accurate as they sound.

But they are going through with the convention anyway. The usual list of suspects will be speaking: former President Donald Trump, Sen. Ted Cruz, Rep. Dan Crenshaw of Texas, North Carolina Lt. Gov. Mark Robinson, and South Dakota Gov. Kristi Noem. Can’t wait for their usual obfuscations in order to cull the financial support of the failing NRA.

The 18-year-old shooter bought an AR-15 legally and used it to murder 19 children and 2 adults. But we don’t need national universal background checks? The kid was under suspicion, but the word didn’t get to the gun seller, or it did, and he cared for profits more than kids. Is that what it means to be “pro-life”?

These guns have been used in many mass shootings for their ability to kill a lot of people quickly:

  • Feb. 14, 2018: Shooting at Stoneman Douglas High School shooting in Florida leaves 17 people dead.
  • Oct. 1, 2017: The Las Vegas slaughter of 58 people.
  • Nov. 5, 2017: The Sutherland Springs, Texas, church shooting that claimed 26 lives.
  • June 12, 2016: The Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, Fla., that left 49 dead.
  • Dec. 2, 2015: The San Bernardino, Calif., shooting that killed 14 people.
  • Dec. 14, 2012: The shooting at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut that took 27 lives.

Those who hunt or target shoot with these, obviously need to get their eyes checked if they can’t hit their target in under 30 rounds (or more if they use larger magazines that are illegal)!  

I doubt that by, “well regulated militia” the framers of the Constitution were referring to a mentally ill mass murderer. There’s nothing “well regulated” about millions of crazy Americans running around with assault rifles. The founding fathers weren’t stupid. They knew they couldn’t predict everything, such as these weapons of war, which have no place in civilian hands.

The framers were unable to conceive of something more ballistically advanced than a musket. A single very ill and ill-willed guy with the ability to spray bullets into a classroom full of children was nowhere near their idea of either anything “well regulated.”

And how does mowing people down in stores, spas, and schools contribute to a “secure free state”? How are we free when people have to run for their lives in the produce section or classrooms?

The friends and family of nineteen children and two adults woke up that morning bereft of their child or friend. What about their right to “life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness”?

“Put your sword back in its place, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword.” Matthew 26:52

One Reply to “Another Mass Shooting of Innocent Children”

  1. Barney,
    Your composition represents a true meaning of meekness. Strength under control. You speak the truth which needs to be shouted from the housetops.

    Like

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