- Posted July 20, 2012 by
Lumberton,, New Jersey
This iReport is part of an assignment:
Gun ownership in America
More Gun Violence
- Jareen, CNN iReport producer
Allow me to express my deepest condolences to the families of the victims of the horrible tragedy that unfolded this morning. It seem like every year we go through several episodes of gun violence and mass killings in America. Yet, every attempt to limit the assess, or to monitor the purchases of firearms by the government, is met with very vocal opposition by the NRA and their supporters. How many innocent Americans, who were simply minding their business, by going to school, or work, or just going to movie, have to die before something is done about this problem? I believe in the second amendment; but where does it say that you have the right to have an arsenal of weapons to protect yourself. How much weapons is enough for personal protection? At what point is the government going to protect the people from the lunatic fringe in this country.
We have gotten to the point where the NRA special interest group, is intimidating the democratically elected representatives of the people, to write and pass laws supporting their cause. The government has a responsibility to protect the people, with background checks, and pay special attention to citizens with large amount of weapons. The right of the minority cannot supersede the rights of the majority. It is time for an open and frank conversation, without fear of retribution from any special interest group. The fact is people use guns to kill other people; I think that is abundantly clear at this point.