Oceans of words are forming now about the horrific shooting in Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Connecticut. Such events are shocking and incomprehensible. Sadly they are becoming increasingly common in our country and around the world. As opposed to Mike Huckabee, I have no answers why; like the POTUS, I shed a tear.
But as someone who’s served 3 years as a paratrooper in the Israeli military, I want to scream at the top of my lungs:
BAN ASSAULT RIFLES!!!
Automatic and semi-automatic alike, these ultimate killing machines have no place in the hands of any civilian, anywhere, anytime. Such weapons are designed for accuracy and speed, with lethal effectiveness. They are death machines that do not belong anywhere, but since they already exist, their only place is in the battle field, at the hands of highly trained professionals.
If you have any respect for the constitution of the United States, then you know that the people who wrote the 2nd amendment never envisioned what we see in the news today, and what we will continue to see unless things change. The right to bear arms is about self-defense, and hunting.
The right to bear arms is not about attacking civilians with the chilling effectiveness of a Navy SEAL.
Assault rifles are meant for, guess what? ASSAULT.
Sadly, I can assure you that right now as you read these lines, some mentally disturbed copy-cats are lurking in their dark holes of pain and loneliness, fantasizing about committing their own murderous attacks on innocent, unsuspecting citizens. I don’t understand the kind of hell their brain creates; I don’t know why they do it.
But let’s make it harder for them to be such efficient killers. Let’s take the M-4′s, M-16′s, AK-47′s, and all other sub-machine guns out of the hands of civilians before the next insanity shocks us.