This article was originally published in The Huffington Post.
“I’m mad as hell, and I’m not going to take this anymore!”
The debate has reached fever pitch and the rhetoric of vitriolic proportion over what to do about injury, murder and massacre caused by firearms in our country — from NY’s Governor Cuomo telling his state’s residents the other day that New York will have the stiffest gun control laws in the country and outlawing all assault weapons, to the likes of an Alex Jones who started the petition to deport Piers Morgan for the latter’s challenges to what the 2nd Amendment should be all about, and Larry Pratt, executive director of Gun Owners of America, who thinks an AR-15 should be available to anyone who wants to buy it. They are examples of the gun advocates who preach that guns are to save us from the tyranny of our government and whose minions want to compare President Obama’s use of executive power to improve gun safety much like Adolf Hitler’s or Joseph Stalin’s power over their country’s citizens. How sickening and ghastly a comparison! Jones and Pratt recently appeared on Morgan’s CNN evening show, and Jones was the one who literally screamed at Morgan that if guns are taken away, his ilk will take us back to the days of 1776 to overthrow the government. Then there was a guy named Ben Shapiro, an author of a book called Bullies who said to Morgan that the reason assault weapons should remain for sale is that someday – maybe decades from now — we will need them to fight our government when it becomes tyrannical. And then there is the NRA that advocates providing the good guys with more guns to fight the bad guys who already have the weaponry to kill and maim innocent Americans that were in the wrong place at the wrong time. It also sees Obama as wanting to abolish the 2nd Amendment and placing guns in schools is the best thing since sliced bread. Read More