In the Old Testament Second Book Exodus, God was very angry with the Egyptians because he knew that he would have to send down 10 curses, the last being killing of innocent children, before they would release the Israelites from bondage.
The National Rifle Association (NRA) refers to Amendment II to the constitution of the right to bear arms “A well regulated militia, being necessary to the security of a free state, the right of the people to keep and bear arms, shall not be infringed.”
In my opinion what the founders had in mind was a defensive position whereby the people could keep muskets to protect their homes from the British. I doubt the founders had assumed military style rifles and clips holding 100 rounds.
Current Vice President Joe Biedon has recommended to the president various ideas for congress to consider including limiting clips to ten round, banning military type weapons, requiring everyone get a back ground check, more help for the mentally challenged, etc.
The current president of NRA says that guns do not kill people. Could the gunman who killed 26 people do the same thing during the same period of time with a knife.
I pray that the president, congress, the NRA, and fellow citizens support corrective action so that we have had our tenth curse, the killing of those 20 innocent children.
Justin Szalwinski, Sr.