How dare you take a tragedy like happened today in Connecticut and turn it into "an attack on your rights." As I said earlier, obviously your Second Amendment rights are alive and well. More than 26 others lives are not. 18 of them children. Take some time and think about those children who lost their lives. Think about the children lives who will never be the same. The children who will forever equate the holidays with horror. As President Obama said, "these were little children who had their whole lives ahead of them, they had birthdays, graduations, weddings and children of their own to look forward to."
When is going to be the right time to talk about "curtailing your rights"? It wasn't the right time after Columbine. It wasn't the right time after Aurora. It wasn't the right time after San Yasidro or 101 California street. It wasn't time after the Tucson massacre. It wasn't the right time after Oklahoma City(Bombing). It wasn't the right time after the Nickel Mines Amish School shooting. It wasn't the right time after the Luby's massacre. It wasn't the right time after the Tucson massacre. It wasn't the right time after the University of Texas tower shooting in 1966, where this type of shit first started. It wasn't the right time after after Virginia Tech. After Fort Hood, after the Sikh Temple shooting, and on and on.
We never talk about it, not much. Some after President Reagan was shot. We didn't talk about it after John Lennon, Marvin Gaye or dozens of other prominent people were shot. It is "never a good time" to talk about it. Not even when dozens of our children are murdered by gun violence in cities like Chicago, Los Angeles, Oakland and many others every weekend. Just when the Hell is it going to be the right time?
"Sorry they were killed, just don't touch my guns. I'll need them to fight the imaginary UN takeover of the US. I'll need them to fight our military when there is that imaginary coup. I need them for hunting, target practice, collecting. I don't even know why I need them, I just do. It is my right." Enough with the really bad reasons, time to talk about why some of you don't need them. After the shooting in Oregon the other day I listened to a police official say the system is flawed. Your damned right it is, now what are we going to do to fix it?
I listened to the President speak. Wiping away tears as he did. I listened to him say "we have been through this too many times." I listened intently when he said we are going to "have to prevent more tragedies like this regardless of the politics." I hope so. I hope so. I also listened to him say, "Tonight we will all hold our children a little closer tonight, too many other parents will not be able to do that."
Protecting your Second Amendment rights are the last thing on my mind at the moment, and if it is on your mind then there is something wrong with you.