Has The Nation Truly Gone Bat-Sh*t Crazy?…A Liberal’s Perspective On Our Gun Problem

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They say that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over again and expecting a different result. So, in a nation where we romanticize, idolize, and fetishize guns, and in a society where we simply cannot imagine our lives without them, I really have to ask, what in the hell is wrong with us? Has America truly gone Bat-Shit crazy??

We currently have nearly as many guns as people in this country. No other nation has more guns per capita than does the U.S. More than 30 Americans are killed by gun violence every single day….and 7 of those 30 are kids. Yet, the mere mention of any sort of common sense regulation or restrictions seems to threaten something fundamental to Americans. Really?? So I guess we’d prefer to bury another 7 kids tomorrow, and the next day, and the day after that.

The Des Moines Register reported in September that Iowa is issuing gun permits to blind people. Yes BLIND people. After the story ran, people were actually debating the constitutionality of this and making arguments for equal access and non-discrimination. Seriously. America, what the hell is wrong with us?? Is this who we are? Have we completely lost our way? Because it certainly seems like we’ve lost our minds.

We have a reported 300 million guns in this country right now. When is enough enough America?? When will we value human life more than our beloved guns?? We need to really stop and take a look at all of the senseless gun violence every single day, most of which no longer even gets reported because we’ve all become so immune to it. Look at all of the mass shootings that we’ve had…that we continue to have…and that will surely go on. Look at Congress doing nothing to pass common-sense legislation. And look at the blind dude packing heat.

So you tell me America. Is this as good as we are? Or have we truly just gone Bat Shit crazy?

Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer

Mindy Fischer is a lefty-liberal, freelance political writer. Follow her on Facebook and on Twitter.
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