US firearms: a cultural cancer
My country, a singular example, is the only nation to experience massacres regular people at the hands of murderers with guns automatic. When the families of the victims unite to urge lawmakers to ban the sale of such weapons, other citizens stand up angrily to defend “our rights to the Second Amendment. The Amendment says: “A well-regulated militia for the security of a free state is necessary, the people’s right to bear arms will not be infringed.”
The arguments of the Second Amendment about having regulated militias, which we do not have, are used as arguments for fear. Hunters are not threatened by gun control laws because they do not use assault rifles or submachine guns – or at least they should not use them if Bambi is going to have a chance and hunting is really a sport.
However, my ex-neighbor, who is not a member of any militia or hunter, boasted to me that he had 25 guns in his apartment.
“Do they make you feel more secure?” I asked.
“Of course,” he replied.
“How is that? You can not shoot more than two at the same time. ”
“Firearms give you the feeling that no one is going to mess with you.”
“Guns make me feel stupid,” I replied. “You can not discuss anything with them. One shoots or pretends to shoot. And the other can shoot you. ”
The discussion ended. My neighbor, like millions of fellow citizens, was frightened and the guns made him feel more secure, as does the owners of firearms throughout the country who spend time cleaning and polishing their weapons and their manhood.
The arguments of those in favor of arms refer to the fear of unknown intruders who would enter their home and steal, or other disquieting characters that would harm them were it not for their possession of lethal weapons.
In other words, judging from the public testimony of many on this subject, Americans are afraid, they are full of worries about those they do not know and the assumptions that “out there many armed people would hurt them if it were not For the protection offered by firearms,
If having the right to possess these protective weapons also means that crazy killers too, can acquire weapons of was, so be it.
The police, of course, do not provide sufficient or timely protection against the unknown potential assailants we see on TV or read in the news.
wikiprofessional.org reported that we have had “130 school shootings since Columbine whose results have been at least one student or school official dead or injured.” The police arrived after the shooting.
Ironically, many police chiefs want control of firearms, because they think that limiting access to arms would reduce the possibility of massacres such as we have had in various parts of the country. Many important police officers advocate serious controls on the sale of arms. But, say some to the left and to the right, that such governmental control would allow the oppressive state that commits murders around the world (in the name of freedom and democracy, of course) to possess a monopoly over arms in the United States, Same identity that tried to use the control of armament to disarm the Black Panthers and other groups of left and that assassinated to one of its leaders (Fred Hampton).
Powerful NRAs and old-style gun lovers see gun control as a concession to the liberal-radical ñoños. They demand unlimited access to all types of firearms to “protect our families.” Ironically, most gun deaths occur within families owning weapons when wives kill husbands or kill wives, or when one of the two uses a weapon to commit suicide or allows a child to find and Use one against a parent, a sibling, or other children.
Firearms are tantamount to a cultural cancer in American society, a disease almost incurable, although it is a disease fomented by the makers of weapons, the NRA and the combined TV-Hollywood.
In one of his last arguments of sale in favor of the violence with firearm. “The Gangster Squad” (well-known actors Sean Penn, Nick Nolte, Ryan Gosling and Josh Brolin) unite to defend the idea that the police use the violence with weapon – without identifying itself like police – like the unique way of Attack organized crime. Indeed, the entertainment formula routinely uses gun violence as the ideal (if not the only) method for settling disputes.
The children are shooting with toy weapons when they play cops and thieves or cowboys and Indians, and wait for the day when as teenagers they can own real weapons.
The hunting club as a sport agrees on the value of the rifles as a vital means to destroy Bambi and other similar creatures that have not harmed them. As a student I went hunting for deer in the woods of Wisconsin and I watched with horror as a group of drunken hunters opened fire on a supposed movement in the undergrowth. No one saw whether it was a cow, a human or a deer. They just fired at where the apparent movement had occurred. Luckily, they only made white in shrubs and trees.
Friends who have gone to hunt ducks wait for the winged creature to fly over the swamp and then open fire with shotguns, waiting for the birds to fall for only one shot and not be shattered or stuffed with metal – an uncomfortable meal. Ducks do not have weapons with which to respond or defend themselves. What sport!
The president has proposed background instigations for all sales of firearms, and prohibiting any assault weapon or military type to large-capacity porters.
Timothy McVeigh, a Christian and Army veteran, had been approved to buy weapons, but he did not use to blow up the Oklahoma City federal building. The issue of guns goes beyond the legislative capacity of the United States. It must reform an old and established culture of arms and death, a culture that the president helps to shape every time he sends a drone killer to kill another person in an unprocessed country. Obama could honestly admit, “I will not change the culture of the United States, and in truth, we are the arms.”