I am speechless. I have no idea what to say, or how to respond.
Yesterday I was taking a quick check of Twitter when I read the breaking news about the latest mass shooting. More school children cowering as bullets fly overhead. More innocent victims cut down as they go through their daily lives.
I commented on Twitter, because I can’t stand it anymore.
Now, you have to know that I hardly ever tweet. Sometimes I respond, and I often retweet what others have said. But this time my anger, my sorrow, my rage made me send out my message.
Because, come ON! Of course it’s a damn gun problem!!!
All of the usual arguments against gun control are just so stupid. They simply make no sense.
I won’t even go into them all. I can’t.
I just can’t.
My heart hurts. My head hurts. My logical brain? It doesn’t hurt anymore because it melted.
Oh, the responses I got.
What the absolute fluff is wrong with these people?
Let me be clear (to quote every politician in the past 50 years). The people who responded to me were articulate, smart, well informed and respectful. There was no name calling and no profanity. On their part or on mine.
But do you know what they believe??! Are you ready for this?
These American citizens, living in what most people would consider to be a relatively civilized country, these people scolded me for my belief that I am in danger because so many people around me are carrying concealed weapons.
These are a few of their responses to my insistence that the problem is a gun problem.
Uh, huh. So….the answer isn’t to limit the number of deadly weapons. The answer is to arm the schools. And churches. And movie theaters. And malls.
What the hell?
Then there was this:
This is just about the saddest, most distressing image of the United States that I have ever seen. These people honestly believe that the police have no duty to protect us. They truly believe that their only defense from people with guns is to carry guns.
They are unable to grasp the fact that in EVERY OTHER developed country on earth, this is untrue. They believe that every young mother who takes her babies out to the park should be packin’ heat. Every teacher should be armed. Every grandmother like me should have a gun in my purse before I take the kids into the grocery store.
This is, of course, insane.
But the fact that these intelligent people believe it is just about the most depressing thing I’ve seen in years.
It is also just about the least patriotic thing I’ve seen in years. They distrust the government, the police, the fire department, the laws of the nation. They distrust and dislike the United States.
And they honestly believe that we living in the age of the OK Corral.
Isn’t that just awful?
I still think its a gun problem.