The 22-year-old who shot Representative Gabrielle Giffords supposedly has a history of mental issues, yet we have people in this country who believe that anyone should have to right to own a firearm.
Well, this guy was your spokesman for Mr. Anyone, wasn't he?
The Founding Fathers wrote the Second Amendment because they feared that Americans would be invaded by a foreign army, which was a legitimate concern at the time due to the fact that American ships were being boarded by the British long after the Revolution. Few, if any, had any idea that Americans would use the Second Amendment against their own kind, but it has happened-and more than just on one occasion.
Where should we start? Oh! I know! Charles Whitman in 1967! Remember how he just picked off all of those innocent college students-one by one? The Second Amendment allowed him to possess a firearm, didn't it?
Okay, so you want something more recent! As per the tune from Lynyrd Skynyrd, we have God n' Guns in the form of David Koresh! How about John Muhammad? There's another one for ye!
Why do we still debate this, especially since everyone knows that you are more likely to injure yourself or a loved one with a firearm than you are more likely to use it on an intruder?
Read about the Milwaukee family who had resorted to using guns on each other twice within a span of four months back in 2007.
You can also read about the family feud which led to gun violence here:
One could not conclude this article with some fine examples of responsible parents who demonstrated their sheer genius by leaving loaded guns within reach of young toddlers.
There's this fine example from 1998, courtesy of the BBC: news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/americas/83988.stm.
Finally, and with love, I submit to you that wonderful moment when Dick Cheney shot his little playmate. If he wasn't a perfect case in point regarding the Second Amendment, I don't know who is.
When laws become outdated, we repeal them. When experiments don't work, we report them, and when those experiments become downright dangerous to the fabric of our nation, we must stop them.
The Second Amendment did its job. It protected this nation when she was at her most vulnerable stages in the early years of her existence, but now it is as outdated as capital punishment because today's threats are not militaristic, but economic. What's more, the Second Amendment has become a menace to society as kids accidentally kill playmates, victims of bullies aim for revenge and spouses paint the walls red with the other spouse's brains, courtesy of a 357 Magnum. The sad thing is that most conservatives (except for James Brady) refuse to see that.
The Chinese don't need to fire a shot in order to take over America. They can simply buy us out-and some refuse to see that. However, this is a subject which has been covered before and if some who read this article don't get it by now, they never will.
If you were a victim of gun violence or if you know someone who has been a victim of gun violence, please feel free to share your story.