Gun Violence in Newtown, CT

The current toll is 27 dead, 20 of whom were children. While this is very sad news I have something else to write about.

Facebook and social media sites are loaded with posts supporting the removal of the 2nd Amendment. I completely disagree – the forefathers put that in for a very specific reason. They knew that governments got despotic over time and a little blood of patriots was necessary to keep things in check.

Now – keep this in mind because I’m only going to ask once. Why do you think the U.S. has more guns per capita than any other nation?

I’ll tell you why – it’s because gun and armament manufacturers are corporations and they feel they can do anything to make a buck.  So they flood the market with inexpensive guns.

If you really want to fix the problems in this country I suggest we start at the 14th Amendment – the equal protection amendment if you wish. We need to insert language that specifically EXCLUDES corporations from any notion that they have the same rights as a flesh and blood human. Then we can see what happens.

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