Today's slaughter of 12 innocent moviegoers and the wounding of 50 others in Colorado is the latest gun tragedy that highlights the need for common sense gun control. Polls show that the majority of citizens want it. The National Rifle Association loses all credibility when it prevents us from stemming the flow of guns into the hands of terrorists, criminals and the mentally ill.
Why can't we get this done? Because half of our politicians use this wedge issue to win the "gun" vote and the rest are so cowed by the NRA and other pro gun organizations that they lack the courage to stand up to them and pass the laws.
ABC reported several years ago that 60,000 children in the United States have died from guns in the previous 10 years. And yet, the gun advocates will tell you that this is the price of liberty.
Well, there were words that came before those in the Second Amendment. Permanently embedded in the fabric of our nation are the words of our forefathers who declared us all to be endowed with the unalienable right to LIFE, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.
As with all great civilizations, when power becomes, for power’s sake; when violence is glorified; when debauchery becomes entertainment; and, when superstition and ignorance are victorious….soon comes the fall.