And the LORD God caused a deep sleep to fall upon Adam, and he slept: and he took one of his ribs, and closed up the flesh instead thereof;Genesis 2:21
Change won’t come easy, as they learned, but these students are the fierce voice of a generation on gun control. And they’re a ray of hope in an apathetic, gun-happy nation desensitized to violence.I do count myself among the "horrified adults" but I'm not prepared to run from the gun madness just yet. As KOTCB readers know (or should know) I could hardly be called a gun nut under normal conditions but I am a strong believer in 2nd Amendment rights as I am for most amendments to the constitution except for 16, 17 &
We, the horrified adults, want to grab our kids and run from the gun madness. The students, armed with their fresh grief and outrage, are fighting for what they need from Tallahassee and Washington.
Not everyone will take the time and exert the energy required to become a body builder and for those lazy scarecrows a gun is a pretty good fall back tool for self preservation. So I lifted weights AND I learned to shoot a gun because I have a will to survive in the face of unforeseen and, often times, unwarranted threats*. But that's me - what's the answer for the David Hogg's of this world? Do we even want his type possessing firearms? There is an entire generation of these people born right around the 9/11 terrorist attack and in the subsequent years who have no living memory of a world without constant video surveillance, on-line data profiles, mobile phone geo-tracking and all the rest of the panopticon state we've been forced to live in for the past 17 years. All because of terror and drugs and bad ideas We the People allowed to be imported onto our shores over the past 50 years and here we are... watching hundreds of thousands march for our lives. It's pathetic but we did it to ourselves and only We can fix it.
*Note: Just for the record, no one is ever going to take away my guns. I'm always going to own a closet full of shotguns, rifles and pistols - forever. If the 2nd Amendment did get repealed I wouldn't voluntarily hand over my guns - law enforcement would have to come and take them. I'm not one of those who would put up a big fight and have some kind of Ruby Ridge shoot out with the Feds - if the cops could find my guns (which they would never be able to do) I'd let them take them. Then, once they were off my land, I would just 3D Print a couple new guns to replace what was taken from me. No biggie, I eat peanut butter too.