The recent brutal killing in Charleston, South Carolina, has me once again baffled by the American society I live in.
How can we go on, silently submitting to the highly financed NRA and the firearms industry? Where is our Innocent Bystanders' lobby? Where's our Slaughtered Schoolchildren Amendment? Where are the voices of the millions of Americans who have had enough Charlestons, Sandy Hooks, Auroras, Virginia Techs, Columbines?
Our silence and inaction merely aid and abet.
The NRA, intransigent and hell-bound to uphold the Second Amendment (interpreting the document to its bent), and the weapons industry's talent for keeping us in fear, work well together. I admire and almost respect the political clout.
But I don't want any family, friends or myself murdered or maimed by a previously "law-abiding" citizen. We have a problem keeping us all safe from just that. Can't a nation, supposedly "exceptional" in the world, accomplish that much?