The tragic, senseless, violence that took the lives of good teachers and precious little ones. This list of names is heartbreaking. The children are all 6 and 7 years old.
Our country has the highest rate of gun ownership--more than double that of the next nearest country. And we have exponentially greater murders than all other countries combined. Why? Gun advocates say we need MORE guns. I say we need to step back and figure out what we're doing wrong and what other countries are doing right. We have a sick culture of gun worship fueled by the gun lobby and a fraudulent interpretation of the Constitution. We have all been cowed by the NRA and loud-mouthed gun owners and have backed down from every fight.
Yes, I said so-called rights. We ask soldiers to fight and die. Do we now ask little children to do the same to defend this thing that's so "sacred" and "inspired of God"? It may sound like heresy, but I think it's time to rethink this whole damn gun rights thing.