Back in April, the city council of Nelson, Georgia wanted to make a point about the God-given right that Americans should own guns. So the council passed a law making it mandatory that every good citizen of the city of Nelson had to own a gun and ammunition. I think the council realized they would not be able to enforce such a law, but it made them feel good. At the time, I expressed my regret that the State of Georgia didn’t remain seceded from the Union after the Civil War. I don’t know about you, but I do not like living in a country where some of our so-called educated leaders can be so profoundly stupid.
Now, we have the State of Missouri going just as bonkers. The State passed a law last week endorsing gun education for 7-year-olds. It’s called the Eddie Eagle Gunsafe Program and you will never guess who sponsors it. Well, okay, maybe you have. It’s the good old National Rifle Association. They love it when some governmental body passes legislation that encourages more Americans—mostly white Americans I suppose—to join the domestic arms race. I now regret that Missouri, too, didn’t remain seceded after the war back in the 1800s.
Now, I must clarify something. I am not some bleeding heart liberal. I actually am pleased to live in a country that allows me to own a gun—should I choose to do so. But when the government keeps shoving guns down my throat, I begin to choke. These goofballs in Missouri actually think it will be a proud moment when they begin seeing little 7-year-old children fondling a handgun as if it were a controller for some Wii computer game. I am losing faith in my country. I truly feel bad saying that. But I am at the point of almost wanting to go live somewhere else if this legislative process continues.
Either I need a time-out or these lunatics do. Included in the scope of “lunatics” are those who walk into movie theatres with an assault rifle and start blasting away, or those who annihilate innocent school children or those who go on shooting sprees on our college campuses. There’s not room enough in the time-out corner for both of us. Maybe we can shoot it out. Last one standing gets to reload and look for more targets. I suppose if that person happens to be a 7-year-old, it would be appropriate if one of us warned Spongebob Squarepants to run home to his pineapple and lock the door.
Soon, Soon, SOON!
It’s called DEAD LETTER.
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Other books by Marc Kuhn: THE POPE’S STONE, an historical novel that follows two descendants of a Virginia family who, despite living a century apart, share uncanny similarities in their lives; NEVER GOOSE A MOOSE, a collection of whimsical verse featuring thought-provoking “never-do’s” that children should beware of; and ABOUT A FARM, a children’s book about challenges we all face every day, regardless of where we live. All three books are available at amazon.com and each has its own .com website under its title.
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