Friday, December 14, 2012

Gun Control


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Never been gun contol advocate per se...
Never been a firearm owner or hunter...
Don't have a problem with people that do...
But given the most recent mass shooting events...
Gunman in the mall in Oregon...
And now, dead children in Connecticut...
Enough is enough...
The only guns I want to see or hear about...
Are the kind used to charge in big surf...
Time for a change in America.




8 comments:

Anonymous said...

People everywhere are upset and hurting. Who can make sense of horror?

Guns? Whatever. What if? What if?
Bickering about an imagined Utopia free of weapons won't do a thing to bring those kids back, nor prevent a similiar atrocity in the future.

I guess I've come to grips with living in a society in decline. I had no idea it would be so ugly.

I suppose if we looked at people not as individuals, but as a macro-organism, it shouldn't be surprising to see cancers and illness in the "body". Can we heal ourselves?

I wonder if the killers Mom ever looked at him and had doubts?

-speel



Wave Farmer said...

Finally someone read this blog...

I certainly don't have the answers.

I'm not gonna buy guns and hunker down tho...

I am gonna ask the people I pay taxes to to address the issue of machine guns in society.

I know you shoot them...I don't have a problem with it.

Would you give them up if it meant it would be harder to kill 6 & 7 year olds in their classroom?

Maybe..maybe not.

Gotta talk about it tho at this point.

Miss you out west.

Foulweather said...

It is an important debate but it can't end there. I feel there is far too little debate about what leads these young men towards such action. Mental illness, gun control, are not deep enough explanations. We need to widen this debate. Where does this pathology come from? Alienation? Consumer culture? Academic pressure? Death of ambition? Artificial community? Lack of community? Isolation? Lack of connection to others and the planet? We are all sick. Not all of us will blow tiny children to obliteration but we are all sick and in some regards complacent in all of this...

I got my 6'10" into a few decent waves out the other day. That felt good.

Hey Troy! Hey Craig!

Wave Farmer said...

Foul

You are certainly more qualified (in my opinion) to hazard guesses about the myriad causes of dysfunction in society considering the work you do.

Clearly there has to be investigation into root causes of the increased (seemingly) mayhem out there.

But additionally, I feel, there has to be increased control on how, who and why some people own guns that are military grade and aren't military?

There'll be bitter arguments going forward. I've already picked my side...when you hurt little kids & dogs that's crossing the line for me.

I realize little kids & dogs have been hurt throughout the ages and are getting bombed and battered in any number of ways in any number of places...but this one was the tipping point for me.

I've been guilty of staying out of the fray until now. No more though...which isn't to say I'll be militant but I will support anyone heading in what I think is the right direction.

surf: karmic voyager said...

i have to say that there are many facets to this issue, and i am not an expert either. the lack of good mental health care is a huge problem though. good psychotherapy or counseling is expensive, but it's cheaper than putting metal detectors and armed guards at the front door of every public institution. it wont be long before schools, hospitals, malls... even grocery stores... have armed entrances. i'm (sadly) imagining a third-world-looking society here in the US over the next few decades if we don't start taking care of sick people.

yes Foul; we are sick. but there is help, if only we thought we could "afford" it, as we make group social and financial decisions. i'll always be a bleeding heart liberal, because the evidence is clearly in favor of those political systems... northern europe, canada... not nearly as ill as the US. just sayin'.

Wetfins said...

After living in the USA all my life and moving to Australia 7 years ago, I see what has happened on tv and immediately you think common sense would be for people in the US to want to change the gun laws. But what do I hear? Yup it has made gun sales sky rocket. What's wrong with America?

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