UNITED STATES OF AMMO : VALENTINE’S DAY MASSACRE LEAVING 17 DEAD… AT SCHOOL IN FLORIDA, CONTINUES CYCLE OF TERROR; MOST PERPETRATORS OF SHOOTINGS ARE MALES, NOT PROTECTING CHILDREN OR WOMEN (14.02.2018)
All thoughts are with families of those whose children were savagely murdered in the senseless Valentine’s Day massacre at a school in America.
... terror... innocent and beautiful lives changed forever...
Everyone around the world wants parents and politicians from all walks of life to unite to protect all children.
It is not good enough to have just… another political and media led debate.
There really needs to be a lengthy public led debate and much wider scrutiny over the whole issue of guns in all levels of society.
The victims of shootings and their families are always overlooked in any thoughtful and meaningful way, for political convenience, because politicians primary interest is votes and campaign contributions, and so on, which means they do not want to stand up to any gun lobby etc.
The sad truth in America is that... gun sales go up !! with mass shootings, which mirrors the dynamics of war.
The... overtly aggressive gun 'culture' in America does not even make it an attractive tourist destination.
When any society is heavily armed, it cannot be an 'advanced' civilization.
There is really no excuse for the increasing use of the militarized language in politics that does glorify guns, because America is not a country under threat itself from any other country.
It should never ever be the case that politicians and corporations simply rubber-stamp putting any number of weapons into circulation across... all strata of society to in essence see what happens !!
Too many defenceless civilians are casualties of 'cross-fire'.
The politicians and the military... generals are not going to be standing at any... school gates.
The fact remains that most shootings are perpetrated by males who are not protecting children, or women.
It is also mostly always males who lead the loudest shouts... they 'need' more and more 'sophisticated' weapons too, with the real consequence being defenceless children and women put in ever increasing danger.
There is no 'collateral damage' that is acceptable.
THE AMERICAN ELECTORAL PROCESS & NOSTALGIA FOR OUTDATED SECOND AMENDMENT :
On 15 February 2018, President Trump's speech, was sadly spoilt by not addressing the fundamental reality of the numbers of high powered weapons in circulation, predominantly used by males.
(The National Rifle Association (for example) spent $11.4 million supporting Trump and $19.7 million opposing Clinton totalling around $31 million 'influencing' the political election in 2016. John McCain has received around $7.7 million in the past towards his campaign funding.
It is not hidden that the NRA, work with the Russians and Israelis too whose joint operation in a Kalashnikov AK47 factory opens in Florida this month, with financial incentives from Broward County, supported by Trump.
... this is the real world...
So a key dynamic in the amount of weapons in circulation in the United States is all politicians reliance on big business for large campaign donations in elections.
Therefore it is important to look into the funding of the electoral process, because that is of itself clearly a contributory factor in so many deaths from shootings as indeed is nostalgia for an outdated Second Amendment from 1791.
It would be self evident to most people, the Second Amendment from 1791 is not fit for purpose in this day and age because it does not reflect a now well established country, with a heavily financed military, who are actually closely aligned with the UK military.
The electoral process and an outdated constitution should not be the primary... barriers to saving defenceless civilian lives.
The politicians and media should remember that the... families are only beginning the most painful and horrific journey that doesn’t end when the politicians and cameras have had their say, which doesn’t really mean anything to bereaved families.
The children are not safe and will not be safe from the 'adult' world of guns unless they are listened to.