The Illegality of Being

1 Mar

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1.4 million…. That’s the number of Americans who have been shot and killed by Americans, here in America,  since 1975.

0…. That’s the number of Americans who have been killed in terror attacks from the 7 countries targeted in President Trump’s proposed immigration ban.

And yet the President of the United States is not only planning to re-instate his travel ban but is also likely to sign a bill this week, sent to him by Congress, that will repeal a regulation signed by President Obama that required the Social Security Administration to report to the Attorney General individuals receiving certain kinds of Social Security mental health disability benefits so that this information could be used in firearm background checks.

So while our government is now working hard to make the simple act of “being” an alien (illegal or not) in America a crime… it is also working hard to make it a little easier for all Americans (mentally ill or not) to obtain a firearm in America.

Plus, the average likelihood of an American being killed in a terrorist attack in which an immigrant participated in any given year is one in 3.6 million — even including the 9/11 deaths. The average American is more likely to die from a toddler with a gun than an immigrant terrorist.

If 30,000+ gun deaths each year don’t bother us then why should having a 3.6 million to 1 chance of being killed by a terrorist on American soil be of any concern at all?

This is an odd way to make America safe… again?… or still?… is it not? And ironically enough, while It really won’t make Americans any safer, it just might make immigrants who can’t get into our country, a little safer, because they won’t have to worry about being shot by Americans… or their toddlers… with guns… Go figure!

 

3 Responses to “The Illegality of Being”

  1. cpluzc March 1, 2017 at 8:05 pm #

    I appreciate your understanding, hope you will succeed.
    Greek, Roman, Charles the Great, to name a few ‘for me familiar’ empires, lost their historical clames during time. Wish you succes.

  2. julie42a March 1, 2017 at 8:21 pm #

    You know, I’m a mentally ill person. And while I’m a pretty average person who no one would point and stare at on the street, I’m not sure I should be able to buy a gun easily, because I don’t want it to be easy to hurt MYSELF. And when you have a mental illness that’s one of those things you consider, or you should if you’re taking care of yourself. I’m not sure why making it easier for mentally ill people to buy fire arms is important for gun advocates. Anyone who lives with a mental illness, or knows someone with one, should recognize that this isn’t a great idea.
    But banning immigrants isn’t a great idea either, if they aren’t careful my state won’t have any doctors or professors. Where do you think fly-over states find trained professionals anyway?
    I’m getting that “surrounded by idiots” feeling again. Sigh.

  3. helen meikle's scribblefest March 2, 2017 at 12:03 pm #

    Can’t understand it. Just can’t. Why ‘the right to bear arms’ outweighs the lives of 30,000 people. Or – hang on. Could it be that the money to be made from gun sales outweighs the lives of 30,000 people?

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