No law-abiding American should be made to face evil with empty hands. ~ National Rifle Association (NRA)
I hear you NRA, but here we are again…
On Wednesday, June 17, 2015, in Charleston, South Carolina, a 21-year old, white male entered a black church during Bible study, sat with the members for ONE hour — yes, ONE hour — before he gunned down nine souls, as he hurled words of racial hatred.
There is simply nowhere to hide from the homicidal unhappiness and mental illness of the few.
So what are we to do now that evil also again and again asserts its Second Amendment right to keep and bear arms, picks up a gun, and goes hunting for law-abiding Americans?! What?!
Here’s the thing: People are dead. Children are dead. More of us will die. And while the 32% of Americans who own firearms may feel safer, more in “control,” I think it is safe to say that for all of us our peace of mind is also dead. (Interestingly enough, gun ownership in this country is on the decline!)
And the grim reality is this: We law-abiding Americans are not safe anywhere!
Not at our public gatherings. Not on our sidewalks. Not on our highways in our cars. Not at our malls. Not at our movie theaters. Not in our schools. Not in our homes. Not in police custody. Not even at our places of worship.
Maybe, we were never safe. Maybe, it is unlikely that we can or will ever be.
Ugh, are you terrified yet?!
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