Can we stop killing each other?

I wrote this short blog 13 years ago.  Nothing much seems to have changed except the death toll keeps climbing and the number of mass killings is almost daily rather than monthly.  How about holding the politicians who support these extreme gun laws as equally guilty of MURDER?  Abbott in Texas should be held guilty as an accessory to murder.  If you give a person a gun and he/she kills someone, are you not also an accessory?  Republicans deflect the gun problem by talking about “Mental Health Crisis.”  There is no Mental Health Crisis.  There is a “Gun Crisis.”  Before you read my prior blog, read what one first responder had to say about the recent gun massacre in Texas.

“The first girl I walked up to was crouched down covering her head in the bushes, so I felt for a pulse, pulled her head to the side and she had no face.  I went to help a boy covered in blood who had survived the shooting while being protected by his mother, who was killed.”

The reality is brutal and more than sad.  My prayers and thoughts are that someday the politicians who are responsible for this carnage will rot in hell.

Aging Capriciously

It’s killing time! The papers are full of it. You can hardly pick up a newspaper or listen to the TV without hearing of another murder or atrocity. Each day seems to bring fresh carnage. Each instance is more unbelievable then the last. It seems there is no end to the mayhem that can be perpetrated on our fellow human beings.

For too many of us, life seems to hold little value. We have all seen the headlines, wherein some stranger kills someone for a few dollars or even for “no” dollars. Two suspects in a string of murders in Arizona were reported to have described their acts as: “random recreational violence.” We no longer need motives for killing people.

Are you appalled by such a thought as “random recreational violence? How long before we become accustomed to such killings and simply take them for granted? There are over 50…

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7 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Wayne Woodman
    May 08, 2023 @ 13:28:02

    It is totally beyond my understanding that any person can actually think that America’s gun laws are sane and do not need changing and can use an old statue from totally different times to validate their view. If you want to control gun violence just look to Australia.



    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      May 08, 2023 @ 14:41:48

      Beyond mine as well Wayne. Unfathomable, unbelievable, mysterious, etc., no words can describe these laws. Maybe INSANITY is just the best. John

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  2. Wayne Woodman
    May 08, 2023 @ 18:40:54

    Agreed on the insanity but where does this mass insanity come from?



  3. jilldennison
    May 09, 2023 @ 00:46:10

    Why wait for a foreign nation to destroy us, when we are doing such a great job of destroying this nation from within, such a fantastic job of killing off humanity? Sigh. I share your views, concerns, and angst, John. I no longer recognize this nation, but more to the point, I no longer recognize the human species.



    • Dr. John Persico Jr.
      May 09, 2023 @ 09:48:45

      Hi Jill, yes. Hard to believe the things that are happening today. No one no where is safe in this country anymore. Can we turn the clock back? Is it too late? I wonder. John

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      • jilldennison
        May 09, 2023 @ 23:04:58

        With over 400 million guns in the hands of private citizens, and more being manufactured and sold every day, I suspect it’s too late to turn the clock back. I sure wish we could … at least in some ways.



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