On 16 February 2023, I wrote about the countless mass shootings in the U.S. At that time, the mass shooting meter stood at 74. I said that when and only when decision-makers stop evangelizing guns, and when Americans wake up and realize that the time has come to redefine/reinterpret the Second Amendment of the U.S. Constitution, “A well-regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms shall not be infringed,” ratified on December 15, 1791, could there be a significant change.
It should not be a surprise that I quickly got a comment which read: “Your implied point that it is our guns that cause our violence in America is simplistic and typically liberal. The lack of God and love [sic] of fellow humans combined with the complete breakdown of morals and family values have led America to where it is now. The belief that anyone or any government can remove guns from Americans is insane. Good luck with that!”
Is lamenting innocent people being slaughtered every day typically liberal? I think it is rather a typical reaction of a compassionate human being. Are people being killed because they lack God, most probably his God? When is enough enough? Hope it’s not when the commentator’s family members become victims.
Today the total of mass shootings stands at 215, with 299 killed and about 1,000 injured. I have a feeling I’ll soon write a follow-up article on this.