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As far as I am concerned, the "debate" over gun control is OVER. I will no longer give credence to the obfuscators, faux-statisticians, so-called strict constitutionalists, NRA trolls and the plain ole gun nuts. Not a one of their arguments, for what they are worth, which is very little, counts against the toll. Simply put, enough is ENOUGH. The only questions left are what to do about it.

 

In every area of life, we pass Federal laws to "control" and regulate potential problem issues that affect a large portion of our population, the one and only exception being guns. This is one issue that desperately needs such attention, because the lack has caused and regrettably will continue to cause, the death and injury of so many. The why of it is a long, convoluted, dark tale of money, Anglo-Christo-race baiting and the most despicable kind of fear mongering politics, but that conversation is best left for another time. For the moment, we will look away from the "how we got here" and focus on the "What Do We Do Now".

 

The proliferation of guns in our country has created a bloody epidemic that takes many forms; suicide, murder (both individual and mass, crime related and political) and accidents, the vast majority of which are easily preventable.

 

This country made two huge mistakes, both of them in the not so distant past:

 

We allowed the 2nd amendment to be (purposefully?) misinterpreted.

 

And we allowed cheap firearms to flood our nation.

 

We must work toward moving back to the correct interpretation (the active word being "militia") and seeing gun ownership in the only way that makes sense, as a privilege, strictly limited to citizens who can prove responsibility.

 

And creating sensible regulation on a nationwide basis. Rules and laws that allow eligible citizens to continue to own firearms, but in such a way that responsibility and accountability is in place.

 

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There is just one tiny problem stopping any or all of this from becoming implemented: for ANY of that to happen, corporate (in this case read National Rifle Association) political funding (Citizens United, et al) needs be reversed. So we need a concentrated effort to reverse the Supreme Court rulings that have devastated our politics by creating the ability for corporations to legally buy our politicians. This obviously has effects in many areas of law and the functioning of our ever since disabled political system, but the most counter-sanguine results will be the start of reversing the flow of American blood that has become all to routine.

 

Of course there will be many who oppose even the smallest of these changes. I don't care anymore and the rest of us shouldn't.

 

Enough is ENOUGH.

 

Enough is Enough

 

 

 

 

Jose Rosa

Jose Rosa

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