In May of 2012 I wrote this blog - A Rambling Thought on Firearms
. Just yesterday I re-read and I have to say it still applies.
Now its five years later (5 years!) and what's been done........ a big, fat, nothing. NOTHING.
The only thing that's happened is the mass shootings have increased and gotten worse. We had Aurora, CO at a movie theater. NEWTOWN, CT with the deep heartbreak of Sandy Hook. Honestly, I had really hoped that people would have come to their senses and done something about getting control of this epidemic of guns in America after 1st graders were murdered. But NOTHING.
We had the DC Navy Yard, Charleston, San Bernadino, Orlando and now Vegas. Its all heartbreaking. All those lives lost and still NOTHING is done.
The majority of American's want some version of gun control but the NRA has so much of its blood money in Congress they do nothing. Would they would do something if we could get the corporate money out of politics? I don't know. I want to be hopeful and say yes but I really don't know. What if Wayne LaPierre wasn't the head of the NRA, would things change and revert back to what they used to be, focused on hunting and sportsman? Again I want to be hopeful, but I just don't know anymore.
The only thing I do know?
"The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is that good men do nothing." ~ Burke