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The rise in Gun Violence

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To those of us who are so aptly called ‘people of the cloth’ look at the increase in gun violence with absolute distain, and we are powerless to stop it.

 

The gun incidents of the past few weeks more than ever demonstrate that America has become a nation at war with itself and that war has extended itself down to our very children.

 

Of course we are being told that more guns will make us safer – that reminds me of the cold war when both sides had more nukes than was required to turn the world into a radioactive nightmare and needed just a few more.

 

The discredited John Lott tried to convince us that 98% of all crime would fall away if we just carried guns. He did not say specifically what crimes would fade away, but we can see his theory is just this side of lunatic fringe.

 

Have we stooped so low that human life means nothing with out a gun, or the opportunity to use it?

 

Not that long ago, an attorney in St. Louis Park, MN, decided he did not like his neighbor and so he (the attorney) did what comes naturally to a law abiding American and that was to level a firearm at his neighbor.

The neighbor was terrified and moved.

I asked the St. Louis Park city council one question and that was that a law had been violated, let’s find the neighbor and ask him to testify. Phil, from the council, said that was a reckless idea because the former neighbor feared for his life. My next logical statement was this: Is it true then that it is the terrorist who rules St. Louis Park. No one had an answer – silence speaks volumes.

 

Silence reigns where a crime had been committed. And so this is America?

 

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