Today, we need a nation of Minutemen, citizens who are not only prepared to take arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as the basic purpose of their daily life and who are willing to consciously work and sacrifice for that freedom.
—John F. Kennedy (via aviatoreamericano)
Really though. The problem isn’t the weapon itself. Even IF you could guarantee inaccessibility through law, they will find something else. People who want to cause harm will use knives, improvise their own weapons. People who want to escape reality and experience something other than sobriety for whatever reason they may have, will find other ways to feel the way they want to feel, experience what they want to experience. If what a person chooses to do is harm someone we need to not remove the tool but affect change at the source. We need to affect the reasons why people use weapons to cause harm. Me personally, I think this is not an issue of guns. The reason we fear each other, want to hurt each other, is a mental health concern, not an issue of tool use.
I’m gonna marry you.
Went to the Tamiami Gun Show this morning.
Police Guide on Shooting Suspects
We’ve seen time and time again, a predictable pattern of police officers disregarding the law and “official” procedure when confronting, assaulting, and shooting potential suspects. This almost always leads to a complete exoneration of wrongdoing, even when their government employers settle with victims’ families using taxpayer money. We can thus conclude that there is a sanctioned but secret procedure for assaulting and shooting people; the above flowchart is an attempt to decode such a procedure.
Note: the background image is from when eight Los Angeles cops, looking for a large black man driving a gray Nissan Titan, fired over a hundred rounds at two small hispanic women (a 47-year-old and her 71-year-old mother) delivering newspapers in a blue Toyota Tocoma. The trigger-happy, negligent, incompetent psychopaths are back on the job, and the women received a $4.2 million settlement (plus $40,000 for the truck). At taxpayer expense, of course.