Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Does America's 2nd Amendment make any sense at all?

I'm not American, so I don't know much about their constitution. Other than the 2nd Amendment - 'The Right to bear Arms'. The only reason I know this one is because every time there's a mass killing in the U.S., all I hear about protecting 'our 2nd Amendment rights'.

Why would anyone want to bear 'arms' seems a bit strange to me. Why would you want to collect an object that can kill another human being? Surely if you collect such items, surely you'll want to use it sometime, somewhere, on someone?  And this whole thing about protecting oneself, I understand self-defense, but what about the Police, isn't it their job to serve and protect their citizens? So is it that Americans don't trust the police to do their job?

What is this obsession with guns? Could it be that maybe the forefathers got it wrong? How could a country build their constitution on guns?

I have a few doubts about this whole 'right' thing, mainly - How many persons who own guns successfully defend themselves against criminals intent on doing grave bodily harm? Do they win the battle? How many innocent persons have died at the hands of someone who owned a licensed firearm? How many criminals have used the same licensed firearm against the owner and won? Do persons who own guns become more violent upon acquiring a gun?

And the thing that always gets me is this 'what about the victims who died?' Didn't they have a right to live, but had that right taken away from them because of someone who used a licensed gun to kill and did in fact kill and in such cases, many times over and over again'

I've heard it said that 'Guns don't kill people, that people kill people', well the thing is the gun is the damn tool used to kill another person.

To all the gun owners and members of the NRA (National Rifle Association), I have a request - I'd like you to go to Sandy Hook Elementary school, meet with the parents, spouses, children and siblings of everyone who died and look them in the eye and say that owning a licensed firearm does more good than harm, and that it is your 'right' to protect yourself and that guns aren't the cause of death, it's the person.

What a pack of crap.

Those are not my kids and I don't know anyone in Newtown, Connecticut. But if I had just one wish, it would be that last Friday's shooting never happened, that everyone was still alive, and that all those kids and teachers were getting ready to celebrate Christmas with their loved ones.

But instead, they died too soon because a licensed firearm owner's son went crazy.

I think anyone who still supports the 2nd Amendment should have their head checked.

May all those who died at Sandy Hook School, may they all rest in peace and may their family eventually heal from this horrific tragedy.

God be with you all.

Sunday, December 9, 2012

Unrequited love

“Because what’s worse than knowing you want something, besides knowing you can never have it?”
― James PattersonThe Angel Experiment

“To burn with desire and keep quiet about it is the greatest punishment we can bring on ourselves.”
― Federico GarcĂ­a LorcaBlood Wedding and Yerma

“Because, if you could love someone, and keep loving them, without being loved back . . . then that love had to be real. It hurt too much to be anything else.”
― Sarah CrossKill Me Softly