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Of our city, awake despite the hour
And I linger, unwilling to return
To the television world inside — droolingmonkey

Tuesday, March 15, 2005

Disarm America

Its time to disarm America.
I always thought that it was the right of the citizen to bear arms.
But Ive changed my mind since the shootings in Atlanta Georgia.
The prisoner who was up on a rape charge grabbed the gun off the 5 ft 2 female guard who was escorting him to court.He shot her(she hasnt died yet) Then he shot the Judge and his court clerk.Killed them both.Then he escaped and on his way to taking a hostage,he killed a federal agent(bad move). The hostage came home from work and unlocked her door and met the killer who put a gun to her head and held her hostage for 12 hrs.
While he was there she read to him from the bible and another book called The Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren.She said the next day that she felt God was inside her directing her path.She told the guy *dont kill me cos my daughter will be an orphan*.4 yrs ago her husband was stabbed and killed. OK he was stabbed but the violence is everywhere...its an angry society. She managed to talk the killer into giving himself up. Tonight on the news theres a man about to be executed for shooting and killing his wife and daughter.
If there werent so many damned guns,people woudnt be killing each other. I am of the firm belief that it is guns who kill people not guns.I actually love guns. I love their hardness,their strength,their power.
But the general citizen doesnt need to be armed and guards escorting prisoners
should not be armed unless there are enough guards to take down him/them down if necessary.
If we need to be armed in our own homes its a sad angry society. I dont want to have to shoot someone who comes through the door but if hes going to hurt me or my family and I have a gun close to hand,then I guess Id shoot him. But Id rather have a guard dog who knows his job and keeps me safe. My point is I spose,that if guns were not so easily available(you can buy them anywhere...even Walmart!)there would not be so many killings.
Innocent ppl would not die.

In New Zealand,we ar NOT armed and we dont have any where the shootings that are here in America.OUr cops are not armed unless its the Armed Offenders Squad.We have the occasional shootings of one nutter who goes off...usually fueled by the dreadful crank that is sweeping our shores...
Drugs and guns seem to go together in the US.
Im glad Im leaving:)

posted by butterflies @ 4:53 PM


At 5:23 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I completely agree Butterflies.Theres way too many guns here and no-ones safe anymore.
Im afraid for my kids.I live alone and its freaky at night.I dont think Id like to shoot anyone either.

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At 9:34 PM, Blogger sleeplessinoklahoma said...

Well, I gotta disagree. I have a concealed carry permit, I know how to shoot, & we keep loaded guns in the house. I do not intend to go down without a fight or let anyone hurt me or my family. As cliche as it may sound "Guns don't kill people, people kill people". It is not the fact that America allows guns that has caused this problem, it is many other factors. Break down of the family, lack of respect for others, drugs, alcohol, no regard for life, etc. My fiance is an NRA Instructor & teaches safety classes, firearms classes, refuse to be a victom classes, etc. IF a person is going to own a gun, they certainly need to know how to safely handle, store, carry, etc. Gun owners are not the problem-they are by far law-abiding citizens. The problem are the "bad guys" who would be who they are whether we had guns or not. The Constitution guarantees us the right to bear arms & protect ourselves. The police forces are not here to protect individual citizens, they are here to keep the peace, investigate crimes, etc. Anyone who thinks the police will save them is naive-it just isn't their job (I come from a law enforcement family so I do know from whence I speak). I do, however, respect anyone else's feelings about not wanting to own a gun or use one. I don't like hunting, but lots of folks do-it is their right-just as it is my right to own & carry a gun. Ya don't have to agree, ya just don't have the right to tell me I do not have the right to do so.

"If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun."
— The Dalai Lama,
(May 15, 2001, The Seattle Times) speaking at the "Educating Heart
Summit" in Portland, Oregon, when asked by a girl how to react when
a shooter takes aim at a classmate.

At 4:38 AM, Blogger butterflies said...

Yes sleepless...I hear you.But you are one of the responsible gun owners and you know how to keep your gun safe too.My objections to guns here is that they are too available to the wrong ppl...kids shooting their parents,grandparents,siblings.You come from a family that understands the consequence of shooting your weapon.AS I said I love guns and respect everyones right to own a gun.But there needs to be stricter controls set so that no just anyone can have access to them.


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