A crowd of protesters both supporting their Second Amendment rights and the National Rifle Association, and a large faction pushing for stronger gun legislation in the wake of 12/14, gathered at the intersection of Wasserman Way and Queen Street late Thursday afternoon. More than 100 protesters — many with handmade signs or carrying flags — crowded the curb after 4:30 pm as drivers in rush hour traffic beeped in support. The crowd Thursday was the largest seen to date.
The present gun control changes before Congress to prevent gun violence do not include assault weapons and other items vital to stop senseless gun violence. The reasons vary. I have spoken to a local person who is also opposed to any gun control. Apparently, this person would rather continue to see the slaughter in our streets, our classrooms, and in our homes. No tragedy, however troubling, can persuade them to give up their guns.
To CAGV (Connecticut against Gun Violence) in response to your recent radio advertisement.
The existence of an organization dedicated to infringing on the right of the people to keep and bear arms is testament to the intelligence and necessity of the Second Amendment. You should try reading it! It ensures your freedom of speech among other things.
Furthermore, advertising in this manner perpetuates grief among survivors and invites copy cats. Accessories?
Over the years, anti-Second Amendment activists and proponents of strict gun control have come up with some silly, misleading sound bites aimed at the emotions of the misinformed: “cop killer bullets,” “Saturday night specials,” “dangerous assault weapons.”
I love both apples and oranges and consume many of each. When asked which I like better, I will admit: While I’m eating a crunchy apple in the fall, I say, “apples”; however, if I’m slurping a juicy orange, then I prefer “oranges.”
I think we need to stop blaming inanimate objects. There is not a gun violence problem, there is a violence problem. Has anyone not seen the violent twitter posts, and news reports or YouTube clips showing “Flashmobs” assaulting people, damaging or stealing property? Even this violence is just a symptom. The actual problem is our society and culture. We have stopped teaching right and wrong: instead we’ve been taught we can’t judge another’s behavior.