Gratefully, the NRA went quiet after the shootings occurred in Newtown CT. A small amount citizens still carried on about “my right to bear arms” and cried that their guns will be taken from them. That is not true, and I hope these same people get their priorities straightened out.
In fact, a close friend of mine even made a comment about how she has a right to protect her family and home, and it was all I could do to keep my mouth shut and just walk away. No one is wanting to deny anyone of this right. But flying from San Francisco to LA doesn’t require the space shuttle either. And the pilot doesn’t become a pilot simply by filling out a form and paying a fee. There are qualifications to meet. In the wake of these murders, anyone who is more concerned about their guns than they are the lose of these innocent, trusting children can take their guns and put them were the sun doesn’t shine…. But please don’t fire them when you do. Even I don’t wish that on anyone.
I think the reason why this shooting affected the public like it has, besides their young age, is because these children trusted us – trusted us as adults. And we let them down. Yes, all of us. Society as a whole.
Today, the NRA confirmed that they are still here by issuing a short, but very serious press release. Sadly, it took this horrific event to finally get the NRA to realize how out of control our guns laws have become. At least that is the undertone of their press release. We will all find out on Friday when they hold a “major news conference in the Washington, DC area.”
I have heard several extreme die-hard NRA supporters finally admit that something needs to be done. There really is no arguing this fact any more.
Let’s hope humanity and wisdom start prevailing from here on out.