Thoughts & Observations on Life, Society, and the Times by Al E.

Is the state of Georgia under attack?

In Beyond Stupid on Sunday, April 27th, 2014 at 3:41 PM

Oh my God!!!  Was Georgia’s Governor, Nathan Deal, really smiling when he signed Georgia’s new Gun Law?  Is he that proud of this legislation or is he really that STUPID??

Now don’t get all Second Amendment on me!  Don’t think that because I’m from Connecticut where the most irrefutable senseless mass killing of innocent children and teachers took place, (Newtown), that I don’t, can’t, won’t appreciate and RESPECT the Second Amendment.

What I don’t, can’t, won’t accept is the obsession with, and abuse of, the intent and purpose of the Second Amendment, just to satisfy the lunatics in the NRA!  Guns are NOT the problem, I agree and support that.  Those obsessed with their “right” to carry ARE the problem!  Why aren’t they viewed in the same light as anyone obsessed with sex, pornography, gambling, speeding, drinking, etc is? That they are of questionable character.

When the Second Amendment was added to our Constitution, there WERE – past tense – needs, reasons, purposes for carrying a gun – yes.  Protection, as there were NO organized or effective police departments to protect individuals, nor was there an army to protect the masses.  However, there were also NO “automatic” – semi or otherwise guns.  No magazines – let alone those capable of holding excessive rounds of ammunition.   No one had bigger, better fire power, thus everyone was basically on equal ground.

I hear the arguments that if everyone did have a gun, there would be less violence, as no one would shoot, if they knew they’d get shots back.  Also, they Need them to Protect themselves and their families.  All right, let’s take a breath and think about these arguments.

First, every day the news is flooded with violence.  Domestic abuse, anyone who is in a relationship knows that if they punch someone they could get punched back, or shot, if EVERYONE has a gun – right?  Road rage, everyone who has a car knows that if they cut someone off, or honk, or flip the bird, they might get cut off, or honked at or shot, if EVERYONE has a gun – right?

Second, Who is “attacking” them and their families necessitating that they need to defend themselves?  Wouldn’t that be the criminal or NUT with a gun, since everyone should have a gun?  Right?

I’ll agree we need the right to protect ourselves.  In Church?  School?  A Theater?  Yes, there have been tragedies in all three, would a gun-fight really have prevented these atrocities or made them any less of a tragedy?  Or better in any way?  HOW?

Now how about those places where people get angry, or could possibly use bad judgement.  A Bar(fight), Casino or Racetrack, (bad losers), the Highway,(see above), or Grocery store Checkout line that someone cuts into?  Are those really the places you want people to have guns??  Really, for protection, from whom – the other gun carriers?

Again, Guns are not the problem the people, criminals, nuts who use them are!  Without better BACKGROUND checks and laws to minimize guns getting into their hands – Who can tell the difference, and How?

I guess I’ll just stay OUT of Georgia!

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