Mid December 2012, 22 children were stabbed with a knife in China. They were wounded, but ALL 22 survived.
Halfway around the world in Newtown, Conn., 20 children were all shot to death in a classroom, some with up to 11 bullets into a little 6-year-old body by a semi-automatic weapon like an AR-15 and semi-automatic handguns.
This is the difference wide availability semi-automatic weapons make in a civilized society.
I understand a person’s right to defend oneself and a right to sports and recreational use of a gun.
However, these rights have been wrongly interpreted as wide availability of civilian version of the military’s M-16 and M-4. Why does anyone need a semi-automatic weapon with high capacity magazine which could feed 20-30 rounds at a rapid pace unless you are in a war zone?
Everyone owning a semi-automatic gun to fight off a mass-killing lunatic, as Texas Congressman Louie Gehman suggested, is not the answer to living in a civilized and non-warlord-ridden country.
In this world, there will always be dangerous people with mental disorders. As long as there are mass human killing machines available, legal or illegal, there will always be a potential to be misused.
It’s time to put our heads on straight, be logical and do what is right to make our wonderful country safe for our children and our family. Please call your congressman. Demand gun restriction laws. Our family deserves safety. Newton’s Sandy Hook children deserved better. My heart aches for them that we as a country have completely failed.