When I started this column, it was never my intention to deal with weighty issues.
My intent had always been to inform and entertain.
But unexpected events sometimes force you to deal with darker subjects such as the abhorrent massacre that occurred last Friday in a Connecticut elementary school.
Like everybody else I watched the news reports about this tragedy and I was struck by the fact that none of the reporters seemed to be willing to address the root of the problem. The widespread, unchecked sale of guns in America.
Every pundit talked about what to tell the children, but nobody had the balls to broach the biggest bugaboo of them all, gun control.
America is awash with weapons and killings are daily occurrences. Still nobody seems to be willing to deal with this calamity.
In the eyes of the world, America is still perceived as the Wild West and this not something that we should be proud of.
I can understand why somebody would want to keep a pistol (with an eight round magazine max) for protection, but I cannot fathom why any civilian would buy an assault rifle or any gun with high capacity magazines. Unless of course the real aim is to kill a bunch of people
The so-called “right to bear arms” is a relic from the past and needs to be amended.
Very few politicians from both sides of aisle have what it takes to deal with firearms control. It seems that their political longevity is more far more precious than human lives.
This country is in dire need of gun control and the NRA should be held responsible for every killing that occurs in America.
How many innocent victims will it take for our gutless politicians to finally take action?
If you or your children do not want to be the next victims, pressure your elected officials to enact laws that will restrict gun proliferation and truly protect law abiding citizens.