A never ending concern of mine

New Orleans: Floats for Krewe du Vieux parade ...

New Orleans: Floats for Krewe du Vieux parade being prepared in the Krewe den. Float satirizing gun violence. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

So we are on our way home from the Tigers game and we see not one but two billboards advertising the largest gun selection in Michigan.

These from a camping/hunting/fishing national chain store.

Prior to this trip when watching tv I caught a commercial for ladies wanting to purchase guns; offering gun training classes for the ladies.

What in the hell is going on in this country?

With the Zimmerman verdict giving all citizens the right to kill anybody*; are we becoming a country of vigilantes?

*Well not actually all citizens and anybody, the lady in Florida that fired a warning shot to fend off her abusive husband got 20 years in prison but then she is black?

Racism?  Sounds like it to me. How many white parents feel fear when their teenage son walks off to get some candy and a soft drink from the corner store?

A recent blog talking about gun control brought a reply from a gentleman from Texas disputing my words and closing with this: “I own guns to protect myself and my family.” And I replied protect yourself from what?

Today i ask that question to all gun owners in the country. Are you fearful of an Armageddon? Are you fearful of the government coming to your house and take your guns? Or are you just afraid because whackos like Glen Beck and Bill O’Reilly told you to be afraid?

Not a week goes by that we don’t read of some young child killing either himself or a family member using a legal gun.

Come on people get your heads out of the sand and face up to the fact that the answer to gun violence is NOT more guns.


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