Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 1 Share on Facebook 1 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit Share on StumbleUpon Tell A Friend 1 (3 Shares)  

Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites (# of views)   10 comments
General News

When the War Comes Home

By   Follow Me on Twitter     Message Jill (Julia) Dalton     Permalink
      (Page 3 of 5 pages) Become a premium member to see this article and all articles as one long page.
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

Must Read 6   Well Said 6   Supported 3  
View Ratings | Rate It

Author 44429
Become a Fan
  (17 fans)

We live in a culture that shuts down peaceful protests (Occupy) while allowing extremist gun toting, racist spewing Tea Party rallies to chant their bile hatred without consequences.

We live in a culture that claims to export democracy while simultaneously stripping Americans of their rights.  And now that Obama's signed the NDAA into law he can assassinate or put any U.S. citizen into prison without due process until the "end of hostilities," which in a state of permanent war means indefinitely.

We live in a country where any fool with ready cash can buy an automatic weapon without a background check. 

We live in a culture where 2nd Amendment rights are held up as a sacred cow, as the rest of the Bill of Rights is shredded.



 Changing the gun laws will not change the hatred in people's hearts but we have no business selling automatic or semi automatic weapons designed to make sure the victim does not survive. We have stricter laws governing hunting then regarding these assault weapons of mass destruction, which should not be allowed for personal use under any circumstances.

 Guns in the U.S kill 35 people a day. 

 The NRA screams 2nd Amendment rights as their posse of gun lobbyists buy off legislators to protect their right to buy, sell and own automatic weapons.  But what about my rights as a U.S. citizen not to be murdered by someone with a grudge, mental problem or on some over prescribed/under supervised hallucinogenic prescription drug who can pick up a gun at the nearest Wal-Mart or gun show and decide to take out anyone he pleases.  Where are my rights? 

 The NRA calling for more guns in schools as a solution is insanity and just another knee jerk reaction that will lead to more shootings. 

 "Making guns easily accessible to everyone does not make our communities safer: the evidence is clear that more guns mean more homicide."  "Firearms Research: Homicide," Harvard School of Public Health, accessed 01-03-13.

 And according to a recent study by Texas A&M University the "stand your ground" law has increased homicide rates between 7-9% in the states that implemented it.  More guns do not make us safer.  

 Back in August in New York City during rush hour there was a gunman near the Empire State building and 9 victims were wounded all by police gunfire.  If the police can't stay calm under pressure then how can a school principal or teacher?  So I guess we'll hire armed guards to run our schools like the prison industrial complex.

 The NRA doesn't care about your children.  They care about profits.  The bottom line.  Money.  That's why they lobby so hard on Capital Hill.  The NRA and the people who insist on these high-powered weapons (mainly white males who fear blacks) are cowards. 

 As for those who fear the government will come and get you rest assured if they want you you're no match for the Navy Seal team they'll send to your house to apprehend you.

 We don't need more guns.  We need fewer guns and stricter gun checks.  We need to enforce strict background checks and gun owners should be required to get a license similar to what we do for driving a car and to carry insurance so if they shoot or kill anyone they'll have to pay. 

Next Page  1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5


- Advertisement -

Must Read 6   Well Said 6   Supported 3  
View Ratings | Rate It
Jill Dalton is a recovering army brat/writer/performer/activist who has appeared in film and television as well as performing her solo plays in New York and around the country. Most recently she can be seen in and consulted for William Hurt on the (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting
/* The Petition Site */
The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Follow Me on Twitter

Contact AuthorContact Author Contact EditorContact Editor Author PageView Authors' Articles

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Is Obama the Trojan Horse, A Psychopath, A Bad Boyfriend or all Three?

Angry? You're Damn Straight I'm Angry. Roger That.

Go Back to Sleep America

Hedges v. Obama: Did the Bill of Rights die today?

"Too Big To Fail" - The Movie

Does Voting Even Matter?