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Freedom vs Opinion

                   Freedom vs Opinion

I find that in these times, in our countries newest 'reform',
That we have lost sight of our nations reason to form.
our ancestors came here to obtain the rights for you and me,
Now I wonder if they would still consider this nation as free.
I am aware our gun control polices are ineffective at best,
but, it wasn't the gun, it's the shooter, that failed the moral test.
The very same cities, who uphold the most stern of gun laws,
have the highest rates of murder by guns, doesn't that seem like a flaw.
The law doesn't work, because criminals do not go by the book,
it will be only law abiding citizens unarmed, it needs a second look.
The author of the bills, aren't even educated on the right terminology,
I wonder, how they purpose a bill in wrong terms, what's that ideology?
An assult riffle means fully automatic, so they are already banned,
but, the sandy hook shooter was equiped with TWO PISTOLS on hand.
It's not that I don't grieve for their mothers, I am a mother as well.
I can only pray noone else has to live through that hell.
I'm not saying It wasn't horrible, it was, but banning guns isn't right.
Just to clarify that it isn't the weapon, it's the one holding it tight.
A gun takes no action against people of it's own free will.
It has to be aimed and fired before it makes a kill.
This argument is not being made out of my own personal greed.
I just want to have the right to have my own protection when I am in need.
This is the last point and example, that I will give to you for today,
The L.A. riots; what if the innocent bussiness owners, had their gun rights taken away?
How much human blood, would have covered those sidewalks,
we need to address that the law unarms only law abiding citizens, in the Washington talks

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  1. Date: 2/27/2013 12:59:00 PM
    Congratulations on your win...David

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/27/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you David for both the congrats and the visit, Katei
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 4:52:00 PM
    congrats on the winners list, Kathryn.

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/27/2013 4:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Andrea, good to have you visit, Katei
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 10:43:00 AM
    Many congratulations on your number 1 Kathryn luv xx

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/26/2013 2:38:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much Mandyy for the congrats and also the visit. always a pleasure to have you, Katei
  1. Date: 2/26/2013 3:37:00 AM
    Hiya Kathryn,,,I wondered who wrote this entry as I read it...I loved this poem for it's raw honesty and expressions in rhyme...by no means is the winners' list in any particular order--everyone was a winner, but I must say this was one of my favs. Great work, gal! Sincerely, gwendolen

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/26/2013 9:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Gwendolyn, I appreciate that so much, It was an honor to be able to participate in your contest, and I am thrilled that you enjoyed it. Thank you for the visit, Katei.
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:59:00 PM
    Kathryn, congratulations on your selection to the winner's circle. Please take the time to read my poem, " Daddy's Guns". I think you'll like it! RAY

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:05:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANK YOU RAY, AND CONGRATS TO YOURSELF, I WILL BE SURE TO DO THAT. I APPRECIATE THE CONGRATS AND VISIT.
  1. Date: 2/25/2013 9:10:00 PM
    Kathryn, Congratulations with your winning poem in Rix's "A "Gun"-o-ku " contest. Goodnight~ LINDA

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/26/2013 12:04:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    THANKS SO MUCH LINDA, ALWAYS A PLEASURE TO HAVE YOU VISIT.
  1. Date: 2/5/2013 9:59:00 AM
    You make a valid point here and thats all I have to say..I'm with you all the way!!

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 2/5/2013 10:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Ink
  1. Date: 1/31/2013 12:33:00 PM
    A deep, powerful, and very good poem Kathryn, like it. - Have a nice day. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

    ramirez Avatar kathryn ramirez
    Date: 1/31/2013 12:43:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you very much for the compliments and the visit. xoxxo Katei