opinion: Violence becoming too accepted in American culture
America has crumbled into a culture of evil. Where anything is tolerated as long as there is a profit to be made. We have become a nation that glorifies war and guns; we give the military free access to our schools where they romanticize military righteousness. We have become addicted to violence on television, movies and disturbing TV games.
A culture that condones killing of children and teaches killing to be acceptable. Our government and its leaders have done nothing for years, and could have prevented the Sandy Hook massacre and others if they had stood up to the NRA and the Gun Lobby. Why does the government that is supposed to represent the people and especially its children allow a group of gun-totting cowboys to dictate policy and how we should live?
Assault weapons like the semi-automatic Bushmaster 223, Glock and Sig-Sauer Pistols, and any weapons used in the U.S. military should not be allowed for personal use. And should not be sold in any gun shop in the U.S. We must have gun control and find far better people than what we have allowed to devastate our country.
In Australia in 1996, 35 people were shot to death by a mentally deranged shooter. Unlike the U.S., it took their government just 12 days to put through a strong gun law bill that the people demanded. There hasn’t been a mass shooting since.
The following statistics illustrate what we have become. The Brady Center to Prevent Gun Violence found in one year guns killed 17 people in Finland, 35 in Australia, 39 in Britain, 60 in Spain, 194 in Germany, 200 in Canada and 9,484 in the U.S. The gun control lobbyists and the NRA must be stopped in their reckless desire to arm America.
“What gift has Providence bestowed on man, that is so dear to him as his children.” from Cicero
Pat R. O’Malley Ann Arbor