In Texas, our state legislators want to put guns in the hands of everybody. All the time. their employers, the NRA have deemed it so.
In schools. In churches. In bars. In banks. In grocery stores. Open carry everywhere. On university campuses, for God’s sake. Put a freakin’ gun in the hands of young men whose hormones are raging... Put a gun on your hip, dude, you’re in Texas.
Then today’s headlines. “Nine lives lost in biker shootout in Waco.” Now don’t get me wrong. I’m not going to lose a minute’s sleep over a bunch of bad-ass bikers taking each other out or the police taking them out during a gun fight. But I am concerned about the callousness of our society that the gun has become the Almighty. The gun is Supreme Being in the Lone Star State. And open carry means any fool (on a bike or not) can carry his death machine around with him or her, and use it at any time.
This foolishness has to come to a halt. The second amendment didn’t mean for this armed lawlessness to go on. It was aimed at supplying a “well-regulated militia” with the means to protect itself from insurgents and wild natives. It was not meant for every Tom, Dick and Harriet to have a side arm strapped to their butt looking for a fight.
Get over it. It is time for the Wild West Days to come to a screeching halt.
I am not a fan of the bikers. Never have been. They live by a code all their own. but their shootout occurred in a public place where any number of civilians could have been shot and killed.
Yesterday it was nine bikers. But earlier it was school children and teachers in Sandy Hook. And moviegoers in Colorado. And college students crouched in a classroom in Virginia. When will it end? Who has the guts to stand up to the NRA and tell them, “Enough.”
Obviously our politicians don’t. They are too well paid by the gun lobby. Maybe it is time guns are turned on the NRA.