NRA in denial

Facts, Not Fiction

I want to make this short and perfectly clear. The gun nuts have not read the second amendment, and are purposely ignoring the intention of our founding fathers.

The NRA, and millions of misguided supporters of possession of weapons of mass destruction, are in denial. They honestly believe that they have the right to own weapons designed for our military and law enforcement.

When the second amendment was added to the Constitution, our country was not similar to its present configuration. We had no standing army. Our founding fathers were not in favor of the new country embracing the ideals and government of the country we were declaring separatism from. A militia was suggested as a force of defense for the newly established United States of America. There was never an intention that individuals possess firearms to protect themselves and their homes from criminals. There was no possibility that they could have foreseen the killing machines of the 21st century. Over two hundred years ago, when the decision was made to train and maintain an army, the second amendment should have been re-written.

The right to freedom is quoted by every entity in the country. They usually have self-serving reasons for stating the obvious. The right for all of the citizens of our country to believe it is safe to go to a movie, or to send our children to school, or to attend our house of worship of choice, should be the most protected right of all. To all of you who think your right to own weapons that can be accessed easily by those with demented intelligence, are bluntly inhuman. Placing yourself and what you wrongly consider your rights, above the lives of innocent children, places you in the world of criminality.

We must cease to be a nation of permissiveness. We are no longer a cowboy country. We can’t allow the crazies to “shoot first and ask questions later”. Common sense needs to supersede perceived ‘rights’ of men and women who equate their masculinity with gun ownership.

James Turnage
Columnist-The Guardian Express