...when this kind of shooting was unthinkable, and we credited the laws with making it so.Our prayers are with the families of the victims and the congregation of yesterday’s church attack. It was over in 6 seconds thanks to the brave parishioners who acted to protect 242 fellow worshippers. Lives were saved by these heroes, and Texas laws allowing them to carry arms!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 31, 2019
Apparently the only solution is to arm still more Americans
In Opinion,— The New York Times (@nytimes) December 31, 2019
Nita Lowey and David Harris write, "We cannot allow this situation to become the “new normal,” as if attacks on Americans because of their religious or ethnic identities are now an expected part of our everyday lives."https://t.co/JV3aEXcZVv
If the attacker had had a legal semi-automatic, I'll bet it wouldn't have taken only six seconds to disarm him or subdue him. And there would be dozens if not scores or more victims. Dead.ReplyDelete
Our vague Constitution is killing us, as it's killing democracy.
I don't blame the Constitution for this one. The burden, as always, is on "we, the people. No set of rules can be written that can't be warped out of recognition by people.Delete
We didn't have this kind of madness for 2 centuries, and now we do. It's not the fault of the Constitution we decided it meant something it had never meant before.
That piece if paper is not what's killing us; we are. Same as it ever was.
Maybe it's the dishonesty of the post-war conception of freedom removed from moral obligations that are to blame. But the language of the 2nd Amendment being clearer might have helped.ReplyDelete
It is the most poorly written sentence in the Constitution.Delete