The usual suspects are doing cartwheels about the New York Times Editorial: The Issue That Goes Ignored.
What is an amazing eye opener is the comment section. Some people are so blinded that they are willing to throw away all freedoms for this issue. The following are excerpts of some the comments in that article. Underlines are mine.
- If you know anyone who is an outspoken advocate of the Second Amendment, you know the problem of trying to deal with these people with any reason and logic. You can’t. The whole country is being held hostage by the NRA.
- Fewer guns=fewer dead people. Why can’t you Americans understand that?
- Guns make people so mentally ill that they have become an irreversible problem in the US.
- Gun control is an issue, like abortion, where the will of the large majority is successfully thwarted by powerful minorities driven by economic incentives.
- The problem is not leaders who refuse to take a stand – the problem is an electorate that severely punishes them for doing so.
- The problem starts with the 2nd Amendment, the NRA, and the way it is used. The 2nd amendment must be replaced with a modern amendment recognizing 21st century firearms and the NRA eliminated as a lobby for gun and ammunition manufacturers.
- Right – nobody has the spine to throw off the powerful and powerfully idiotic NRA, and that is a huge and damaging problem for everybody.
- Sensible gun laws will elude us as long as the two sides remain separated and misinformed. Perhaps someone (Obama or Bloomberg?) will convene people from the two sides, people of good will and civility.
- Mormons are so overjoyed at having one of our own running for national office that they will vote for Mitt, even if he comes out unequivocally against rapid-fire, cop-killing assault weapons!
It could be an effective strategy for winning over some of the undecided.
- The second amendment is a stain on the Bill of Rights. I ask the Commander in Chief to work to repeal the second amendment for national security!
- Start by repealing the Second Amendment to the US Constitution. Then the conversation can start in earnest. Until we eliminate this (erroneous) idea that private citizens have some divinely-ordained right to possess firearms, we’ll continue to be lancing at windmills.
- Let’s at least change the name of the 2nd Amendment to the Right to Annually Shoot and Kill 30,000 Americans Amendment, since that’s what is actually is.
I knew all our gun-toting, scaredy-cat friends were worried about losing their hunting pastime, but it never occurred to me that they were talking about hunting humans.
The United States of Guns, a shining, bullet-ridden city on a hill.