a sad state of affairs

I’m going to comment on the atrocity that occurred on Friday in Connecticut. So, for what it’s worth, here’s what I think.

It comes as no surprise when I hear that some lunatic has lost his patience with life and so decides to go out and kill a group of people. This has happened before and will happen again. And more often than not, it happens in the good ol’US of A. Why? Not because the US has a higher rate of insanity or general discontent; although it might. It’s because there are more guns. I’m sick of hearing the old NRA adage: ‘It’s not guns that kill people, it’s people who kill people.’ No, actually it’s people with guns who kill people.

Take the incident that occurred a few hours earlier in China. That madman behaved in the same hideous manner, but everyone he attacked is still alive. Why? Because that maniac didn’t have semi-automatic weapons at his disposal. He was forced to use a knife because China has made it illegal to carry firearms.
Can we all see how this law might stop a madman from getting his hands on guns?

To the rest of the world, it’s plain to see; but not to Americans. All those creepy NRA supporters have gathered together to blame the lack of a God presence in schools as the reason for such violence.
Thank God for guns, it makes punishing us all the more easy!

I recently watched a documentary on the insurmountable prescription pill epidemic in the US. The documentary is called Pill Nation. The number of addicts is staggering, dealers can hardly keep up; although at the moment its super easy to replenish supplies. One guy drives all his buddies down to Florida. They stop in at 5 or 6 doctor offices—called ‘doctor shopping’. Each ‘patient’ complains about a certain pain, could be a simple as a head ache, and–bing, bang, boom–they walk out of there with a few hundred pill each, from each doctor! The pills can then be sold on the street for $30 a pop. There are thousands of people doing this daily. All kinds of people are getting rich and getting sick. What kind of doctor would be involved in this racket? Why a greedy one, of course.

Anyway, the enormity of both problems is hideous and extremely serious. Will this mass murder of children lead to a change in the gun laws in America? Doubtful. Will it happen again? Likely. It’s a sad state of affairs, that’s for sure.

Yep, and too many Americans will just say a prayer, pop a pill and turn the channel.

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