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Friday, December 4, 2015

Might as well leave flags at half staff – they’re not coming down soon

Good Day World!

We might as well keep flags flying at half staff from now on.

There’s been more days with mass shootings than not this year. A total of 209 mass shootings have happened thus far – with 26 days left to go.

The FBI considers it a mass shooting when there are four or more people murdered. For updated information check this link out ….Mass Shooting Tracker.

Despite horrendous statistics on gun deaths in America nothing is going to change. Why? Because we are a gun culture. We worship weapons. The U.S. ranks first in gun ownership per capita, with roughly 270 million firearms, or 89 firearms per 100 residents, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal.

Those that do have weapons don’t want them controlled in any way. They cite the 2nd Amendment (although it doesn’t say anything about owning personal arsenals) if the topic of gun control even comes up.

Many feel it’s their God-given right to own any kind of weapon and to use it when they want to. They are so blind that any talk of gun control sends them scurrying out to gun shops to buy more guns.

Worse, our country is so divided by the need for gun control that any attempts to do so are crushed by the NRA and their lackeys in Congress. Sensible Americans seeking controls on guns – like back round checks – don’t have a chance.

Conservatives say the problem is mentally ill people using guns. That’s true sometimes. Not all the time however.

Why the U.S. has the most mass shootings

The San Bernardino shooting is the second mass shooting today and the 355th this year

No matter what the president says, there’s no hope for gun control.

It’s become the tar baby of our time – with the nation divided between people sick of seeing mass shootings, and others offering up their condolences to victims while gripping their firearms tighter to their chests.

So, keep the flags at half staff, and pray that someday things will change.

Time for me to walk on down the road…

 

 

 

3 comments:

Glenn Franco Simmons said...

People who pray, like me, may be viewed with skepticism by some. Others make fun of us. But, who knows what effect prayer has. After all, think of chaos theory. What if there is a spiritual equal or a something akin spiritually to the chaos effect? So, keep praying. After all, what else can most people do? If you don't believe in God, no problem, then do something as an alternative in your own community.

I'll leave you with something more profound than my comment.

If there is to be peace in the world,
There must be peace in the nations.
If there is to be peace in the nations,
There must be peace in the cities.
If there is to be peace in the cities,
There must be peace between neighbors.
If there is to be peace between neighbors,
There must be peace in the home.
If there is to be peace in the home,
There must be peace in the heart.
~ Lao Tzu

Dave Stancliff said...

You have an excellent point Glenn. Praying sure isn't going to hurt anything. It's better than the alternative and having nothing to turn to for comfort.

Glenn Franco Simmons said...

Thanks, Dave. I take action through my art and prayer. About all I can do at this point. Speaking of art, I loved your surfboard painting! I would love to get that for Kathleen, but I realize it's not for sale and if it were, it would be beyond my price range! :-)

I didn't realize you were still writing As It Stands. I'm so happy I am getting nofifications on Facebook. I didn't realize I didn't have them on for you as a close friend.