Guns – Part of the American Dream?

I have never owned a gun.  I have always said that if it ever became necessary to own a gun, it was time to move.  Is there something deeply un-American in me?  I am told that even though many people went into a movie last Friday night in Aurora and few came out, we should forego any discussion on the nature of guns in our country.

A “well-regulated militia” is given as the purpose for the right to carry arms.  How many gun owners belong to such a group?  Sometimes our constitution is more obscure than straightforward, but it seems the second amendment is clear enough.  If we lack an army as a country (and we haven’t for many long years), a well-regulated militia is needed to maintain order.

I acknowledge hunters probably need guns.  I am not so sure they need assault rifles.  Here in Pennsylvania we are allowed to purchase a gun a month.  Does anyone really need twelve guns a year?  Even to hunt.

Many gun owners are also religious.  Is the mandate to bear arms something for which a loving God gives approval?

Yes, it’s time for a talk.  And when we do talk, please leave your guns at the door.

 

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About christineemmert

Words have been part of my life. First the spoken word in my time as an actress and increasingly the written word in my shift to writer. I write across the genres, but mostly as a playwright and poet. My interest as my life extends is in the realm of tethering myth to the mundane reality where I live. In this vein I have expanded into stories and novels. Presently I look at how myths taken from past cultures can affect us today. Hence my novella of Lilith which is out on Kindle . I live in the Eastern Woodlands where I try to incorporate nature into my many writing projects. We are so in danger of losing that link to our very planet!
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