“….There is, I’m sure, will be, rather, a day for discussion of the usual Washington policy debates but I don’t think today is that day.”
White House Spokesperson Jay Carney has declared that today to talk about gun control. Today is not the day to talk about what we can do as a people to stop the massacres that have become commonplace in the United States.
In the wake of the horror that has befallen Newtown, CT, I have to ask, if not now, then when? Dozens are dead, many of them just babies. If we can’t look at a massacred kindergarten class and say, “We need to figure out how to stop this from happening and we have to do it now. This is an emergency of the first fcuking order,” we can no longer consider ourselves to be decent human beings.
Today is the day. Firearms aren’t aren’t a force of nature. They’re not hurricanes. This $h!t can be stopped. We have the power to stop it.
Today is the day. I’m furious that the gun lobby has turned our traditionally safe places in to warzones. Schools. Movie theaters. Schools. Shopping malls. Schools. Schools. It doesn’t have to be this way. This is our country. We make it what we want it to be.
Today. Is. The. Day.
We’re tired of wringing our hands and screaming at the radio/TV/internet when massacres happen. So, we’ve launched a petition via We The People, the White House’s citizen petition site. The topic?
Our petition proposes that ownership of firearms other than single-shot rifles require mandatory draft into a regulated American militia, with no upper age limit. This is in keeping of the spirit of the text of the 2nd Amendment to the United States Constitution, which clearly reads:
“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.”
In short, if a citizen wants to own a gun more powerful than a single-shot rifle, that citizen gets military enlistment with his/her purchase.
If we can raise 25,000 signatures in 30 days on this issue, it will have to be addressed directly by the White House.
I borrowed those images from Eric Esquivel’s Facebook page. Hope he doesn’t mind.