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April 18, 2013

Best Gun Control Advertisement Ever.

 

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Do we think children aren’t paying attention?

Update: Toddlers shot more people in US than Terrorists did in 2015 (snopes.com)

Here is the best gun control ad yet:  Does anything else need to be said?

Is it time to apply the principle of impermanence to the second amendment?

Anyone, Buddhist or otherwise, understands that the world is constantly changing, how about updating the so-called living document we refer to as the U.S. constitution? All the while asking the question: what is the NRA afraid of?

Let’s rename the NRA (No Responsibility Accepted).

In case you don’t listen to the news, a modest compromise to require background checks for gun show purchases was defeated in the Senate yesterday.

(To see how your senator voted go here.)

President Obama referred to it as another shameful day in Washington D.C. and the media spins the story as a personal defeat to our president. What about the impact upon the lives of future innocent victims? Who exactly was defeated by this vote and by whom?

When a citizenry demonstrates it is incapable of self-control, to what extent does a government assert it’s influence and laws to protect people from themselves? This is a legitimate question. A deeper inquiry, still missing in our national conversation, is the source of violence in our society.

Many years ago the Secretary of the United Nations UThant, suggested that the United States had the most violent language in the world, we were missing the point by focusing on counting the number of hand gun deaths and failed to realize that violence begins in the mind, is expressed through our words and ultimately shows up in our behavior. An observation well worth pondering.

Inward and Onward

 

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Ed: Kate Bartolotta

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