The count goes on; Mass killings don’t discrimnate against little children

The count: 28 here, two there, and another 12 and another 32. Just another day in America with our sacred Second Amendment. Yes I am talking about the 28 people, mostly children, who were killed this day in the Connecticut school shooting. And I’m talking about the mall shooting in Oregon earlier this week and the Aurora, Colo., theater shooting and the mass killings at Virginia Tech. That is not even counting the domestic and criminal killings which happen in this country every day in which multiple — “2, 4, 6, 8: Who can we assassinate?” –shootings.

Yes people could have been blown up, or stabbed, or poisoned or attacked by trained dogs … Yes we have heard it before. Too often.

I kept having to preface a thought like this with, I like guns. I do. I like the power of shooting them. The raw macho feeling of bringing down beer cans or bottles or skeet or making aluminum cans dance. I am not convinced the right to bear arms is explicit in the Constitution, no matter what the courts have ruled. I believe the “fathers” were talking about state-organized militias like the Texas National Guard.

But this shit keeps happening every day. And I don’t give a rat’s ass if you hate Obama or not. What he said today in reaction to the mass killing was right on:

 “As a country, we have been through this too many times, the President said. “Whether it’s an elementary school in Newtown, or a shopping mall in Oregon, or a temple in Wisconsin, or a movie theater in Aurora, or a street corner in Chicago — these neighborhoods are our neighborhoods, and these children are our children.  And we’re going to have to come together and take meaningful action to prevent more tragedies like this, regardless of the politics.”

Guns have almost become a religion in itself just as the anti-abortion movement has often transcended religion and forsaken its own Christian dogma.

But what about protection? Yes. What about deer hunting. Yes. What about so I can go out and slaughter more than a dozen innocent, unarmed little children? Does that one stump you?

I usually like to end the weekend on a happy note. But I just can’t do it knowing so many heartbroken people out here in our society can find little to smile about this weekend.

For your reading displeasure: Here is a list of some of the deadliest mass shootings compiled by


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