Sunday, May 30, 2021

The Answer Is So Obvious, Missing It Is Ridiculous

 Now that Americans are back on the streets and in the venues and meeting in bars, restaurants and pot shops the Ol' Mass Shooting Machine is ramping up to a high pitched hum.

After every one a lot of thoughts and prayers are unleashed upon the land.

And then the vast cascade of fixes to the mass shooting problem get onto the airwaves and vast hoards of droning pundits talk about what needs to be done.

There are endless discussions about background checks, safety training, red flag laws and on and on and so forth ad infinitum.

The problem is obvious: there are at least 300 million too many guns in America.

The solution is to quit selling new ones and collect and melt down the existing inventory.


“A well regulated Militia, being necessary to the security of a free State, the right of the people to keep and bear Arms, shall not be infringed.”

How the Constitutional Literalists can interpret that vague and benign statement into a situation where anyone, any time, anywhere can buy, and brandish openly, and massively, multiple weapons of war is a mystery that, until solved, and banished from the law of the land will allow the mass shooting machine to continue at pace.

That bogus and convoluted interpretation of the simple statement that is the Second Amendment must be struck from existence; until it is, and until the consequent elimination of the massive pile of weapons stored in our country is removed we are going to have mass carnage.

As long as three hundred million guns are only a nutcase away from mayhem we are all going be ducking and covering for the rest of our lives.

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