Child’s Play

29 Dec

So this is what is turning out to be a typical day in the United States of America in the year of our lord 2016.

In this land of over 300 million guns, a 12 year old child picks one up (or a reasonable facsimile thereof) and starts to play with it.

A concerned onlooker calls 911 to report his concern about what looks like one of our 300 million citizens waving one of our 300 million guns about and pointing it at other people.

Soon the cops arrive and within 2 seconds gun down the gun pointing child, in this land of 300 million guns, because…

they are fearful for their lives.

And to a Grand Jury, in this land of 300 million guns, in the United States of America, in the year of our lord 2016…

That sounds quite reasonable.

If the police are afraid of an armed citizenry, and our courts all agree with them…then what chance do the rest of us have?

Many American citizens and most of our political leaders believe that, according to the infinite wisdom of our founding fathers, the only answer is…

In the land of 300 million guns…we need at least 300 million and…1 ?

5 Responses to “Child’s Play”

  1. avwalters December 29, 2015 at 5:57 pm #

    And done without consequences, without a trial, without answering to us, the citizenry, why it’s acceptable to gun down children.

  2. GP Cox December 29, 2015 at 7:16 pm #

    Children have been playing with toy guns as far back as I can remember. What has changed is just how REAL they look!

    • Snowbird of Paradise December 30, 2015 at 1:19 am #

      The police role has also changed. Once they were members of the community, walking the same streets as the citizens. Now they are militarized strangers.

  3. tric December 29, 2015 at 8:32 pm #

    I wonder what is the future for the US? I am not sure you will ever defeat the gun lobby. My other half refused to believe me when I told him that young American children are advised what to do in school if there is a shooter.
    I can’t begin to imagine how they interpret that as small children. I know I was afraid of burglars when I was small, but a shooter?
    Maybe in time more will speak up and progress can be made?

  4. Chris Nicholas December 29, 2015 at 9:50 pm #

    Great read.

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