Yesterday we heard of yet another deranged person having a gun and deciding to kill some innocent people. In this case there was a house fire. The first responders were volunteer firemen in upstate New York. The first two people off the engine were gunned down. What sin did they do? They were trying to put out a fire.
The gunman was a 61 year old man with an AR-15 rifle. The AR-15 is seemingly the weapon of choice for deranged shooters these days. Just a few days ago some politicians as well as some sleaze balls from the NRA suggested that we arm teachers. What’s next, arm the firemen? Bullets have a way of firing when they get too hot — as they might when the firefighter is fighting the fire.
According to the law, a convicted felon — which the shooter was, is not allowed to possess a gun. This man owned a small arsenal Apparently he didn’t know the law very well. This is an example of us passing laws that are not enforceable.
All you smart guys from the NRA: What’s next? It is hard for me to see how any good purpose is served by guns in our society. It is time to rid ourselves of them. It is time that we elected people who are beholding to the voter, NOT the NRA.
As long as we have the situation in this country where too many people are too inattentive as to who is elected, and large organizations (such as the NRA) can legally give huge amounts of financial help to selected candidates, nothing will change.
When someone, or a group of people are killed by some mad man, we will feel sorry, we might cry, we might curse out the NRA, and then, we will go back to our own lives and ignore the problem.