Thursday, June 12, 2014
GUNS IN OUR SOCIETY
STAND YOUR GROUND AND CARRY A GUN: THIS IS THE PERFECT SCENARIO TO ENCOURAGE SOCIALLY INEPT INDIVIDUALS TO ACT OUT THEIR FANTASIES
Yet another shooting this week: two police officers and a double suicide. This type of situation is no longer considered bizarre, but now has become an accepted norm in our society. Children killing parents, social terrorist killing cops, and even children butchered in elementary schools will garner a few minutes in the news on the day it happens; and then we move on.
I was pre -school age when I received my first toy gun. My mother returned on leave from the Waves (Navy) and gave me a present of a plastic gun that clicked when I pulled the trigger. This had to be in the early 1940’s during World War II.
The first movies I remember were Cowboy and Indian movies that were all about gunfights.
As a pre-teen I watched Army movies and read GI Joe and Battle Brady comic books.
I do not remember a time before mid-teens that I did not have a toy gun.
I received my first BB gun around ten years old; and my first 22 rifle (which I still own) about thirteen.
During my teens I owned two shotguns (double barrel 410 and single shot 12 gauge) and a 22 rifle.
Since that time I have owned numerous riles, shotguns and pistols.
And then there was the military…
I do not think my background is so different from other men of my age who were raised in rural communities. Guns have always been a part of my life – but not an obsession.
This new age of gun obsession has brought out people on the fringe of social normality. The people who dress up and openly display a firearm are acting out fantasies. They feed on the disquiet the public feels in their presence when they appear in a normal social setting brandishing a deadly weapon. The obvious truth is these gun totters are not particularly bright, which adds to the aura of danger in their presence. Without a gun they would otherwise be invisible.
This lunacy has been encouraged and condoned by politicians until now the inmates are running the asylum and we are past the point of no return.
I do believe, at this point in time, there is no gun disaster so atrocious that sanity could prevail, resulting in common sense gun laws enacted and enforced.
It is we the people who continue to elect politicians that do not serve the best interest of society that have allowed this genie out of the box, now we must inherit the wind.