Gun owners defend their right to own a gun using the Second Amendment. Victims of gun violence have the right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness - as do all Americans. But I pose a simple question of the supposed "altruistic utopian" that American paints for itself: As a gun owner, do you judge your liberty and pursuit of happiness by (primarily or secondarily) owning a firearm? Do you understand that based on your stubborn and immovable conservative position to maintain gun ownership translates into tragedies such as the Sandy Hook Elementary School incident today (12/14/12). It is currently reported via ABC News that 27 people died at the school today, mostly children. If I held a gun license (and in turn a firearm in my home), I would throw it into the fire and hope every single one of my compatriots followed suit. I would be disgusted, saddened, and depressed that someone holding a gun would wish to direct the bullets at children. Taking innocent life and piercing every American heart with fear.
The Constitution is undoubtedly a remarkable and innovative piece - shaping the country we are today and recognizing the evolving nature of the world. Key word: evolving.
Here are a couple of "things" that needed to evolve from archaic teachings and outdated legislature:
- Sacrificing virgins
As we notice the marijuana and same-sex marriage attitudes evolving (mainly because of governmental intervention - Colorado, Washington, and Maryland would request your gratitude), we need to ask ourselves if our unbridled desire to uphold the Second Amendment of the United States Constitution is more important than human life. Do you think the parents of the dead children will ever support the Second Amendment again? If they did, I'll safely assume they do not support it anymore. And this isn't an indictment of the gun owners. You aren't all blood-thirsty killers. We get that.
The presence of guns is not necessary for civilians. I will never be convinced otherwise. Just make sure you aren't convinced after being victimized by your stubbornness. Be a moving part in the evolving nature of our "altruistic utopia."
Oh, and throw your gun in the fire.