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Monday, December 17, 2012

Angels weep.............

There is so much I do not understand about this country. I have lived here since 1972 and yes have to come to terms with that. I am not a citizen and doubt I ever will be. I can not unite myself with a culture that I do not understand or agree with. Don't get me wrong. I love where I live and I love my friends. I just can not come to terms with the violence within this society. After this latest massacre, innocent children and loving teachers..........I just get so angry. Not even so much at the gunman, tortured soul he must have been, but at the NRA and people who believe in their own right to have weapons is more important than the lives of people. The NRA have yet to speak. What can they say, how can they justify their very existence after this. Yet people still say "Guns do not kill people, people kill people" .........That has to be the most assinine statement ever. Sure a gun alone will not have power but in the hands of a mentally unstable person it has the power to extinguish many lives. No one needs automatic weapons. No one needs clips of bullets in multiple rounds. No one needs a hand gun with multiple rounds. If you want to play with those types of weapons then join a club, keep the weapons locked up. Our forefathers could never ever have seen the day when these types of weapons were imagined. I believe a well regulated militia means the National guard not any yahoo who so desires. If you are so afraid of the government then you do not belong here in this country. The right of the individual should never ever supercede the rights of the whole. Is that looked at as socialism? I don't know, I am not into politics. I believe we have the right to be safe. Safe on the street and children should be safe in school. We are forced to have our kids in school and if some of the gun advocates have their way and arm the teachers? What kind of school and teachers will we have. None I would associate with for sure. I know teachers, and they are not the types of people who would want that responcibility. They want to teach and nurture. Imagine their pschye if they had to kill. Most good people would hesitate and that puts them in more danger. So many people are killed in their own homes by people who have guns and did not expect them home. This is my opinion. I know that a lot of people will not agree and that's fine. My heart goes out to those families who have lost children. So young, so much potential lost to us all. Who knows what they would have grown up to be. We can not afford to loose those good people who were loving nurturing teachers. so sad. So wrong. I hope president Obama is a success when he tries to make a difference. I don,t know what it will take. I think the mental health programs need to be upgraded and revised. People who need help need to be able to get it. Maybe schools need to be redesigned somewhat. I know our local one is lax in letting people in and out. All doors are locked except where we pick up our kids during the day. We are supposed to sign in but we do not. No one does. Maybe to begin with there should be a security desk where people sign in and out and show ID. Maybe a scanner could be installed for weapons check. Would it help? Depends on design. I don't know. Its a shame we even have to think about it. Michigan just signed a bill into law where it allows concealed weapons and in schools. How stupid is that? Who the heck thinks that is OK? I sure hope that the President gets support on this. We must do something and do it very soon. Put politics aside. Its not a political issue. sad-angel-1

6 comments:

Cindy Adkins said...

Well said, Janice. I agree with you...but many do not, as you know. I especially do not think the answer is for all teachers to carry guns. It's a multi-layered problem, for sure. I pray for the families...I pray for all of us and our country. ♥

Noelle the dreamer said...

Bravo for a heartfelt message Janice!
Blessings to you and yours,

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Merlesworld said...

Gun control does work, it is not 100% we still have shootings in Australia, but guns are hard to get most of the shootings are between bikie gangs and the crims themselves. I remember seeing as a very young child young boys with air rifles shooting birds in the suburbs of Sydney it is something you never see now.
Merle.......

DeniseinVA said...

It is heartbreaking knowing that so many will not get to spend Christmas with their loved ones.

Linda Kilsdonk said...

Beautifully said. You made a lot of sense. It is a sad world in which we live. God Bless. Linda @www.paperseedlings.com