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The Global War Being Waged Upon Children: The American Gun Culture
Blog Posted:12/17/2012 10:08:00 AM
My heart and thoughts go out to the victims of the most recent American massacre;
the innocent, defenseless children who died, the adults who died trying to save
the lives of children under their supervision; and the survivors.
I can only go so far with empathy, before I realize no matter how hard I try,
I cannot fully put myself into the shoes of the parents and family members
who lost a loved one at Sandy Hook Elementary School.
I would be a liar if I claimed that since Friday, I haven't had frustrated and
disgusted thoughts towards the American Gun Culture.
The 2nd Amendment has nothing to do with American citizens collecting
semi-automatic Assault Rifles. The climate surrounding the time when the
2nd Amendment was drafted, and the detailed stipulations of the 2nd Amendment,
are much more complex than the average gun-loving, gun-obsessed American might think. I am frustrated by how many gun-lovers don't even understand wot the 2nd Amendment truly symbolizes.
Why do so many Americans not even understand their own country's amendments?
When gun control is brought up, the American gun-lovers automatically raise their hackles as quickly as a machine gun can be emptied of its clip.
Gun control does not mean an eradication of the 2nd Amendment, for such a thing would never happen; America would fall before it did.
The American Gun Culture is far too obsessed with its killing machines,
to logistically analyze and tackle wot the 2nd Amendment clarified: Firearms regulations. From its very genesis, the 2nd Amendment, and its draftees, desired strict firearms regulations.
And there was also the mindset that just because someone technically has the right to bear arms, this does not mean everyone should, nor should the majority of the population, bear arms.
Especially not Assault Rifles.
Assault rifles were designed for one specific thing: To kill humans,
and to kill as many humans as possible in a short period of time.
Assault rifles were designed for warfare.
There needs to be a societal fail-safe.
In a culture built upon ultra-violence, in a culture that extends itself across the borders
of other cultures, and sometimes views killing as a "viable solution" to a problem(on the
soil of other nations, under the guise of policing);
were children are surrounded by the glorification of violence, including first-person
shooter video-games, a culture such as this will inevitably breed psychopathic and sociopathic children at an alarming rate, and to offer such children/young adults the availability of firearms in general, but especially semi-automatic assault rifles,
is absolutely ludicrous.
Massacres involving firearms has become a norm in the U.S.A. It is no longer an
exceptional event. This is very alarming.
2012 saw 7 American massacres involving firearms.
In America, since 1982, there have been 62 massacres involving firearms;
25 of these massacres have happened over the last 6 years.
A high number of the massacres involved children/young adults between the ages
of 11 and 25, as the shooters....and as the victims.
85% of the massacres since the late 90s, involved semi-auto assault rifles.
There are areas of the world, specifically 2nd and 3rd World nations
embroiled in civil wars and other atrocities, were there are child soldiers.
And yes, children have always killed children since the beginning of the human species.
Every nation has gang-related problems too.
But wot is happening in America and other supposedly 1st World, advanced nations,
is a phenomenon far exceeding the bell curve.
We are talking about killers between the age of 11- 25, children/young adults living in an
urban setting with enough food to eat, available resources and education,
some of whom are honour-roll students and volunteers within their community,
who after eating breakfast, use high-tech weaponry to kill other children with.
There is the Archie Bunker defence that gun-freaks always fall back on:
"Guns don't kill people, it is people who kill people."
Wot an ignorant statement. Of course people will use their bare hands, sticks, stones
to use as tools to kill each other, but the truth of the matter is, it is the mixture of
mental insanity and guns that is the problem.
The gun in the hands of a deranged shooter still kills the victim.
The intent is in the person holding the gun, but the bullets do the work.
I have a strong desire to explain this further for those of you who might not have
figured this out; come across the info on your own.
When a person(especially a person between 11 - 25 years of age)has a sociopathic
'episode', such a person leans towards a gun for its impersonal nature.
The gun offers the detached, impersonal kill-shots that the sociopath strives for.
If firearms aren't accessible to such sociopaths, and they have to resort to using
knives or bricks, the first attack is far too intimate, far too personal,
and will usually snap the sociopaths out of their stupor.
If the sociopaths don't come out of their stupor after the first 'kill',
we will instead be reading headlines such as this:
"Mentally insane 18 year-old uses brick/knife to attack children at an elementary school; grade 3 teacher subdues the teen, while sustaining non-life-threatening injuries."
The difference is simple. Even though we don't want to even read headlines such as
the one above....it is a far more positive outcome.
The Archie Bunker defence goes down the drain. Guns do kill people.
Wot type of idiot would claim otherwise?
This is a global pandemic. As a species on a whole, we are becoming more sociopathic,
thus breeding a lot more sociopathic children.
As a species, we are imploding in upon ourselves, waging war upon our children;
not just through physical violence, but by also poisoning the minds and bodies of our
global children....and all for profit, and pridefully, stubbornly upholding so many supposed rights.
When a species antes up its children in the name of profit and pride,
there is something very dark and sinister going on.
People must take more accountability for the damage being done upon our children.
As sick as it may seem to some, even the monster child-killers are by-product victims.
Of the child-shooters since the 90s, 100% of them were being bullied in school.
For awhile, the media claimed the Columbine shooters were not being bullied;
how they had broken the mold.
Then several former students came forward claiming how they had seen the shooters
being bullied all the time. When re-interviewed by the FBI, all of the student's claims
One way to take accountability for the global atmosphere being a breeding ground
for sociopathic children, is stricter gun control.
Make it that much harder to have firearms be less accessible to deranged children.
(the deranged adults are part of the problem; they are the common denominator)
Another way is to offer better help and support to parents dealing with mentally insane
By making firearms less accessible to deranged children, these firearms are made less
accessible to criminals.
Another Archie Bunker arguement of gun-lovers is, if gun control is too strict,
then criminals will run rampant with guns.
Wot an ignorant statement again.
Only a gun-freak would make such an arguement.
Criminals will ALWAYS get their hands on guns no matter wot.
But the startling reality is, a high majority of criminal gun-play in America
involves firearms originally legally registered to law-abiding citizens.
Please make it more difficult for children and criminals to get their hands
on legally registered firearms.
Here is Dr. Stephen Hargarten:
"There is no evidence indicating that arming Americans further will help prevent
mass shootings or reduce the carnage, says Dr. Stephen Hargarten, a leading
expert on emergency medicine and gun violence at the Medical College of Wisconsin.
To the contrary, there appears to be a relationship between the proliferation of firearms
and a rise in mass shootings: By our count, there have been two per year on average
since 1982. Yet 25 of the 62 cases we examined have occurred since 2006.
We found that the rate of mass shootings has increased in recent years—
at a time when America has been flooded with millions of additional firearms and a
barrage of new laws has made it easier than ever to carry them in public. And in recent
rampages in which armed civilians attempted to intervene, they not only failed to stop
the shooter but also were gravely wounded or killed.
We set out to track mass shootings in the United States over the last 30 years.
We identified and analyzed 62 of them, and one striking pattern in the data is this:
In not a single case was the killing stopped by a civilian using a gun.
People want to be the heroes, 'take out the gunman', but life isn't so simple.
In the fierce debate that always follows the latest mass shooting, it's an argument you
hear frequently from gun rights promoters: If only more people were armed, there would
be a better chance of stopping these terrible events. This has plausibility problems—
what are the odds that, say, a moviegoer with a pack of Twizzlers in one pocket and a
Glock in the other would be mentally prepared, properly positioned, and skilled enough
to take out an assailant in a smoke and panic-filled theater?"
Every time a tragedy like Sandy Hook happens, people say things such as:
"Oh my God! Why does this happen!? How do things like this happen!?"
We know the how and why, now. There are many levels to it. There isn't one straight answer. But we know the whys and hows, whether we want to look the truth in the
face or not.
It is time to stop making excuses; to stop using our children and loved ones as an ante;
proclaiming them as the collateral damage of our supposed rights and freedoms;
of our profit margins and obsessions.
I always wonder how tough gun-lovers will talk when it is their children, their
grandchildren who become the next shooters and victims.
Even though I realized this topic might be viewed by some as being inappropriate
at this time, I believe this is one of the very topics that needs to be addressed more
often, and more openly.
Unfortunately, a month from now, people will barely be addressing this issue....
then when the next massacre ensues, gun control will be a topic for some again.
Instead of the pandemic being addressed, America and other nations will continue with their obsession with firearms and Amendments.
Instead of memorizing the names of the shooters, take the time to memorize the name
of at least one of the shooting victims.
Events such as Sandy Hook, embolster the next wave of deranged killers to try
something new, or to 'step-it-up-a-notch'. When the tragedy of Sandy Hook unfolded,
don't believe for one moment that there weren't a bunch of sociopaths/psychopaths,
between the age of 11-25, glued to the screen, praising the event as a moment of glory.
How many of these deranged kids have since began plotting-out a possible 'venture'????
I am done with blogging for a while at least. I wanted to put up this blog before bowing-out for a much needed rest from posting blogs.
Again, I wanted to address this topic. Aside from this, I have better, much more positive
things to do than follow depressing news events.
Ironically, this story is the first major news event that I have followed in a while.
I haven't been a fan of watching/following the news for many years now.
Take care. Blessings.