Monday, July 23, 2012

Another mass murder by a deranged lunatic

It's happened again.  Another incident of American terrorism.  This time in Aurora, Colorado.  The entire nation is once again expressing sorrow and shock.  The media are replete with eye-witness interviews, tearful remembrances from the bereaved, mournful remarks from politicians and officials.

Farce.  All of it.

With all due respect to the dead and their grieving families, the long faces and somber tones broadcast across the country turn my stomach.

Whatever the supposedly-revered Founding Fathers intended, the Second Amendment, the "right to bear arms," has come to mean that there must be no restrictions whatsoever on a person's ability to compile a lethal arsenal.  James Holmes carried out his dark comic book fantasy with legally-acquired and legally-possessed weapons.

If we're not as a nation willing to do something to curb access to high-powered weaponry, why should we continue to be shocked when this kind of incident occurs?  Does anyone doubt that there will be more such incidents?  How many have there been already?  There is no shortage of deranged lunatics in this world.  Take for example, Texas Republican Louis Gohmert, who said this of the incident:
"It does make me wonder, you know, with all those people in the theater, was there nobody that was carrying," said Gohmert
People, this is the reality we've created.  Let's either change it or learn to live with it.

I guess I've been on the crazy train too long.

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