Guns. We love 'em eh? They're a *right*, a freedom, a privilege. They're what America was founded on. We used them to overthrow our oppressors, and we'll do it again if necessary.
Bullshit. If you think a gun, even an automatic weapon is going to take down our government, think again. Because you can't fight tanks, you can't fight planes and you can't fight money with automatic weapons. You'd be better off with a club and a rock, at least those will pass through TSA screening.
Automatic weapons have no place in our society today, not in the hands of average citizens on the street. People who think that they NEED a gun are wrong. Over a dozen dead children wrong.
The rampage, coming less than two weeks before Christmas, was the nation's second-deadliest school shooting, exceeded only by the Virginia Tech massacre that left 33 people dead in 2007. (AP)
Does your feeling of personal freedom depend on owning a gun? Why isn't the right to vote, to express yourself freely, enough? Does a gun make you stronger? Smarter? Safer? Better? No. It doesn't. Because there is no guarantee that the person behind the trigger won't choose to pull it. That trust doesn't exist.
Gun owners need to evaluate their primal urge to possess lethal weaponry against the safety of everyone else. If you haven't fired a gun in self defense by now it's highly unlikely that you ever will. You're smart enough to know not to get into that kind of situation.
Guns have their place, in hunting and target shooting. But you don't need a semi-auto to do either of those. America needs to take a step forward and ban weapons that are purely meant to kill a lot of people very quickly. That means fighting the NRA and their big-money poison politics.
Fuck you NRA. Fuck you for helping make massacre a reality. In theaters. In malls. In schools. In our lives. Fuck you for every child that died.
Obama's comments on the tragedy amounted to one of the most outwardly emotional moments of his presidency.
"The majority of those who died were children - beautiful, little kids between the ages of 5 and 10 years old," Obama said.
He paused for several seconds to keep his composure as he teared up and wiped an eye. Nearby, two aides cried and held hands as they listened to Obama.
"They had their entire lives ahead of them - birthdays, graduations, wedding, kids of their own," Obama continued about the victims. "Among the fallen were also teachers, men and women who devoted their lives to helping our children."