Painfully Obvious

Looking at the week thus far, first there was this: Pastor is Shot and Killed at an Illinois Church.

Then, there was this: Gunman Kills 10 in Alabama.

And now, there is this: At Least 15 Killed in School Shooting in Germany.

I'm sorry, NRA, but I'm having a hard time feeling convinced that we need to protect people's gun-toting rights. At what point will outrage at events like these cause us to consider that protecting innocent lives might morally trump the need to protect our right to carry guns? At what point will we realize that it might be more necessary to curb those who abuse the right rather than to preserve the right for those who are responsible - at what point will we be willing to ask the responsible to sacrifice their freedom for the sake of the victims and potential victims of the abusers?

It seems painfully obvious to me that this whole right-to-gun-ownership thing isn't really working out.

1 comment:

  1. Unfortunately, some nutjobs are going to claim that, had someone in the church/school/wherever been carrying a gun they could have cut down the killer and saved lives.

    Guns don't kill people. People with guns kill people. People without guns would have a much harder time perpetrating such horrible violence.