Sunday, December 16, 2012

The Bill of Nine Rights and a Wrong

This is my take on the Bill of Rights, the first ten amendments to the United States Constitution.

The second amendment is essential because:

  • Those pesky British are always trying to take us over.

  • I might want to start a Citizen’s Militia someday.

  • Automatic assault weapons are fun!

  • We need to protect ourselves from the indigenous people whose land we stole.

  • It is far easier to shoot an intruder than to call 911.

  • Nothing has changed in our country since the Constitution was written over two centuries ago.

  • I’m an American and my rights are more important than yours. I deserve whatever I want, whenever I want it.

  • Most important of all, with 35,000 gun deaths annually in the United States (murders, suicides and accidents), it keeps funeral parlors in business.

You go, Second Amendment!  You are what makes America what it is today – a worldwide disgrace.  It is a place where you send your six year-old to school and they never come home again.  A place where you ask if your child, shot up to ELEVEN TIMES with an automatic weapon, suffered much before they died.  A place where dozens of children will have fond childhood memories of hiding in school from a murderous, rampaging gunman.

God bless America.

Olivia, days before someone looked at that face and murdered her with an automatic assault weapon, obtained legally under the second amendment.     


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brokenteepee said...

There are some that say had the teachers been carryin' he wouldn't have been able to kill so many.

There are some sayin'.

There are also some saying that if all of the money spent on defending the right of everyone to carry and automatic weapon wherever the hell they wanted was spent on better access to and just plain better mental health care combined with sensible gun control laws some of these mass shootings might actually NOT happen.

I'm with the second bunch.

Marie said...

Patty, I totally agree. Realistically, I don't think an event like this can be 100% prevented. However, improving the access to mental health services, improving identifying individuals at risk and putting severe limits on automatic weapons will go a long way to limit these atrocities.

The need for mental health services is at a crisis level. And I think teaching parenting classes in high school is at least as important as any of the core curriculum. I would love to propose licensing parents too, but I know that would go nowhere. There are too many people having children who NEVER should be parents. And their offspring are often the ones who then perpetuate suffering by inflicting it on other innocent victims. It is a vicious cycle. We have to register our cars. I think children are more important than automobiles.

Anji said...

I've lived in two countries where the ownership of a gun is more controlled. These crimes are still commited. Usually by someone who buys guns on the streets.

Wouldn't it be a good thing if all guns could be banished forever?

I love the picture you've chosed to illustrate your post, Marie - a real Angel, Bless her

Doris said...

A powerful post. Simple as that.

If only the answer were simple. If only common sense and right and wrong would be so simple.

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Karen said...

I agree with your views, except maybe the last. That is not the only reason we have become a disgrace. That I believe comes from the attitudes that you mentioned. Me and my rights!!!! Sometimes "rights" are overrated. I too have lived in countries that have stricter gun laws and have never seen anything like what is going on there. (currently living in one of those other countries)Here we do have a real problem with violence, but an armed citizenry would not help at all. We need to get rid of the market for illegal drugs and drug lords here,

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