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Wednesday, May 25, 2022

Spiraling out of control

Why here? Why do we have all these school and mass shootings in the United States? I know that they had one in Norway but that was an anomaly. They don't happen in Canada or most civilized countries with near the frequency that they occur here. 311,000 students have been subjected to gun violence since Columbine.

And seventy percent of the shootings since 1999 have been committed by kids under 18.

The response from the right is sadly predictable. The only thing that will stop a kid with a gun is a kid or adult with a bigger gun.

Or "The problem isn't hate or racism or guns, it is crazy, criminal people. How dare you look for a motivational cause!"

Or they can blame this kid for being a hispanic, leftist transexual, illegal alien. Which is completely unfounded, as far as I can tell.

What is the matter with our culture that we glorify weapons and violence and desensitize people to the pain that they can cause to others, many times innocent strangers that they don't even know?

I have owned guns my whole adult life. But I have never felt the need to go beyond a shotgun and a handgun for personal defense. I stand with those that call for an assault weapons ban.

I don't know what the answer is. We have lost our moral compass and our emotional mooring, our positive connection to our fellow human beings.

We have to do whatever it takes to find that anchor again, wether it be through faith, fellowship, shrooms, whatever works for you. But we need to right our ship and we need to get rid of the assault weapons in the hands of children, immediately.


A lot of people are talking about leaving the country. I know two people in Portugal right now. I have news for you, they are getting sick of Americans over there too. We need to fix our problems at home.

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