The Brutality of the Second Amendment

I wrote this a year ago.  It is nothing new.  It is nothing many people have not said before.  We will have a “moment of silence.” A week of debate on new gun control laws.  A week of dithering.  A week more to let the memory of Uvalde and the dead fade in our minds.  A week to remember that the gun lobbies and gun fanatics will not tolerate any restraints on guns in America.  A week to let things go back to “normal.” A few more weeks until the next episode of gun violence.

Aging Capriciously


The Second Amendment is the lever for mass genocide in America.  Every day Americans witness another mass killing or wanton murder.  Road rage shootings.  Family violence.  Workplace shootouts.  Shootouts in churches, parking lots, malls, grocery stores, Walmart’s, and on every highway and byway in America.  Twelve-year-old children taking guns to schools to kill as many people as they can.  Husbands killing entire families in a rampage.  Employees terminated coming back to assassinate former co-workers and their ex-bosses.  And throughout every one of these berserk episodes of violence, the same old tired excuses are made:

  • We need more mental health training
  • We need more guns to protect the innocent from the maniacs
  • We need better ways to screen people before they can purchase a gun
  • Guns don’t kill people, people do
  • When guns are outlawed, only outlaws will have guns
  • We can never stop gun violence
  • We are so sorry for…

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3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Jane Fritz
    May 25, 2022 @ 09:18:53

    The total irony is that the writers of the Constitution never anticipated modern day arms technology. The second amendment, ratified in 1788, 234 years ago, was never intended to allow disaffected citizens to be armed to kill other citizens at will. Surely, it is the self-serving greed of politicians who are addicted to the money from the gun lobby to stay in power – at all costs – who have all these lives to answer for. The world can but weep.



    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      May 25, 2022 @ 12:37:31

      Truly Jane. The thought of parents crowding in an auditorium to wait word whether their child was alive or dead is beyond my imagination.

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